The net is closing: PRACE awards ten further projects in the hunt for a cure for COVID-19

The EU’s war against COVID-19 continues and PRACE awarded another ten projects with a total of 227 578 000 core hours under the Fast Track Call for Proposals to support the mitigation of the impact of the pandemic. With the accumulation of knowledge about this novel coronavirus, scientists are discovering new possibilities and tools to exploit its weaknesses and PRACE offers the most powerful supercomputers for their breakthroughs.

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Besides the distribution of resources, PRACE also supports actions to foster collaboration between scientists around the world.

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Project Access Success Stories

Universe simulation Illustris is an ongoing success story

In 2014, a team of scientists amazed the world with a simulation of the universe from its birth to the present. Having first confirmed that the cosmological model actually leads to the galaxy distribution that we see in space, the project went on to yield numerous discoveries — for instance about the properties of galaxies and the impact of supermassive black holes on cosmic structures. Still today, the project calculated on PRACE supercomputers inspires ever more new scientific approaches for investigating the origin of our universe.

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Project Access Success Stories

How to look for hidden drug binding pockets

Cryptic pockets are hidden and appear only when a ligand molecule is actually bound. Now researchers have developed a novel sampling approach, which can detect hidden binding pockets in proteins that were before deemed undruggable. Their approach could even help to battle the current coronavirus pandemic.

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Project Access Success Stories

Shock-related buffeting in aeroplanes

Shock-related buffeting is a phenomenon that occurs when air passes over the wing of an aeroplane under extreme conditions and can have profound consequences for how wings are engineered and their durability. Professor Neil Sandham of the University of Southampton has been investigating this using direct numerical simulations.

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Project Access Success Stories

New findings in search for perfect hydrogen production

Hydrogen is of more interest than ever as a green power source in transportation. However, the chemical reaction for its industrial production was poorly understood. Scientists have now analysed the reaction in detail to gain insights into a more efficient and cost-effective production.

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Press Releases

PRACE SHAPE 10th Call awards five inspiring SMEs projects for HPC access

The PRACE 10th SHAPE Call for Applications received five innovative proposals from SMEs across five different countries. For the first time projects from Slovenia and Turkey are included in the SHAPE Call results. All five submitted proposals were awarded for the PRACE SHAPE pan-European programme. This programme promotes High-Performance Computing (HPC) adoption by SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and it’s free of charge.

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