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Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe prepares the creation of a persistent pan-European HPC service, consisting of several tier-0 centres providing European researchers with access to capability computers and forming the top level of the European HPC ecosystem. PRACE is a project funded in part by the EU’s 7th Framework Programme.


Building a world-class pan-European High Performance Computing (HPC) Service is a highly ambitious undertaking that involves governments, funding agencies, centres capable to host and manage the supercomputers, and the scientific and industrial user communities with leading edge applications. In contrast to Research Infrastructures that focus on a single scientific instrument an HPC Infrastructure has two unique characteristics: supercomputers serve all scientific disciplines and tier-0 supercomputers have a three year depreciation cycle as tier-0 implies leading edge services.



The PRACE project receives funding from the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° RI-211528


1 January 2008 - 31 December 2009

Head of the project at Cineca 

Sergio Bernardi