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Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - First Implementation Phase

In general, the mission of PRACE is to enable high impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society.

PRACE seeks to realize this mission through world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. With the broad participation of European governments and associated countries through representative organizations, a diversity of resources can be provided by PRACE, including expertise throughout Europe in effective use of the resources. To aid users and potential users as well as preparing the next generation scientists and engineers PRACE has an extensive pan-European education and training effort. PRACE encourages collaboration with industry and industrial use and conducts annual Industrial Seminars at locations throughout Europe. PRACE also seeks to strengthen the European HPC industry through various initiatives and has a strong interest in improving energy efficiency of computing systems and reducing their environmental impact.


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Project Coordinator,
the contact person is Thomas Eickermann

Twenty PRACE members collaborate in the First Implementation Phase (PRACE-1IP) project that complements the national investments to accelerate the deployment of the PRACE service to users from academia and industry.

The project is funded by the European Union (EU) under grant agreement number INFSO-RI-261557.

The grant period is July 2010 until June 2012.

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More detailed information about the project is available at the project's homepage.