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Integrated Infrastructure Initiative HadronPhysics (I3HP), Transnational Access (TA) to Research Infrastructure NIC - John von Neumann Institut für Computing

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The Integrated Infrastructure Initiative "Strongly Interacting Matter" (HadronPhysics I3), financed by the European Commission within the 6th Framework Programme for Research & Development (Contract No. RII3-CT-2004-506078), consists of three blocks of activities: Networking, Research Projects, and Transnational Access. It involves 120 European institutions including all relevant European hadron physics facilities. The initiative is coordinated by Laboratori Nazionale di Frascati (LNF) of Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) in Italy.

This initiative was funded from January 2004 to December 2008.

The objective of Transnational Access is to provide researchers from the European and Associated Countries with EU-supported access to major research infrastructures in Europe.

Within I3HP the John von Neumann Institut für Computing (NIC) provides Transnational Access to an IBM supercomputer p690 e-server Cluster 1600, shortly named Jump. The system is installed at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and is one one of three national supercomputer resources in Germany.

It is used by the departments and institutes of the Forschungszentrum, by universities and research institutions all over Germany, as well as by some scientists outside Germany, and by a few industrial customers.

Within I3HP, Jump can be used by theoretical hadron researchers, who investigate structure and dynmical properties of hadrons by extensive computer simulations. Computing power, memory, and storage capacity make this supercomputer a highly valuable and adequate tool for theoretical hadron research.