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Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - Fifth 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.

The objectives of PRACE-5IP are to build on and seamlessly continue the successes of PRACE and start new innovative and collaborative activities proposed by the consortium. These include: assisting the transition to PRACE 2 including an analysis of Trans National Access; strengthening the internationally recognised PRACE brand; continuing and extend advanced training which so far provided more than 18 800 persontraining days; preparing strategies and best practices towards Exascale computing; coordinating and enhancing the operation of the multi-tier HPC systems and services; and supporting users to exploit massively parallel systems and novel architectures. A high level Service Catalogue is provided. The proven project structure will be used to achieve each of the objectives in 6 dedicated work packages. The activities are designed to increase Europe's research and innovation potential especially through: seamless and efficient Tier-0 services and a pan-European HPC ecosystem including national capabilities; promoting take-up by industry and new communities and special offers to SMEs; implementing a new flexible business model for PRACE 2; proposing strategies for deployment of leadership systems; collaborating with the ETP4HPC, CoEs and other European and international organisations on future architectures, training, application support and policies. This will be monitored through a set of KPIs.


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Project Coordinator,
the contact person is Florian Berberich

Twenty six partners collaborate in the Fifth Implementation PRACE Phase (PRACE-5IP) project: PRACE aisbl and its 24 Members under the co-ordination of FZJ. PRACE-5IP complements and extends the work undertaken in PRACE-1IP and PRACE-4IP , e.g. to deliver a broader set of HPC services suitable for use by industry.

The project is funded by the European Union (EU) under grant agreement 730913.

The grant period is January 2015 until April 2019.

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