PRACE-3IP is designed to continue, extend and complement the previous and on-going work in the implementation phase of the PRACE Research Infrastructure. This involves providing a long-term, high-quality infrastructure for European Tier-0 systems, managing the coordination between the shared portion of the national HPC resources (Tier-1 systems), and strengthening the established relationships with industrial users. PRACE-3IP will add a new key activity to the PRACE RI: the use of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).
PRACE-3IP supports the accelerated implementation of the pan-European HPC Research Infrastructure (RI) created in April 2010. It continues, complements, and extends the work of the PRACE-1IP and -2IP projects.
PRACE-3IP addresses the computational and simulation needs of European scientific communities and of industry to keep them at the forefront of discovery. Our vision is the formation of an integrated HPC ecosystem of facilities and services enabling researchers to realise the full potential of computational science within the supportive environment of the ERA.
The project will undertake a joint pre-commercial procurement (PCP) pilot to obtain a solution for a ‘Whole System Design for Energy Efficient HPC’. This pilot is the first of its kind on a Europe-wide level and the lessons learned will be invaluable for PRACE in its future procurement strategy and for Europe as a whole in using PCP as a driver for innovation.
PRACE-3IP will deliver a broad set of services suitable for use by industry and commerce. The PRACE RI will be open for use by SMEs and large European businesses, offering Tier-0 and Tier-1 access, training, and applications support.
Applications support and enabling will have a bias towards addressing major socio-economic challenges.
New tools will be made available under Open Source. Best practises will be identified, documented and made available to the European HPC community in academia and industry.
PRACE-3IP will have a broad training and outreach activity designed to engage more user communities, including industry, in the use of HPC. The next generation of students and researchers will be introduced to the benefits of HPC and the technologies and knowledge required applying it successfully in their discipline.
PRACE-3IP will considerably strengthen and deepen the co-operation between HPC centres, funding bodies and research communities in a mutually beneficial partnership to enhance European scientific and industrial competitiveness
- JUELICH- Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany, Coordinator)
- GCS - Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) e.V. (Germany)
- GENCI - Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif (France)
- EPSRC - The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (United Kingdom)
- BSC - Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (Spain)
- CSC-Tieteellinen Laskenta OY (Finland)
- ETHZ - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (Switzerland)
- NCF - Stichting Nationale Computerfaciliteiten (The Netherlands)
- JKU - Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz (Austria)
- SNIC – Vetenskapsradet (Sweden)
- CINECA Consorzio Interuniversitario (Italy)
- PSNC - Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Pan WPoznaniu (Poland)
- SIGMA - UNINETT AS (Norway)
- GRNET - Greek Research and Technology Network S.A. (Greece)
- UC-LCA - Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
- NUI Galway - National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
- UYBHM - Istanbul Technical University, Ayazaga Campus (Turkey)
- CaSToRC - The Cyprus Institute (Cyprus)
- NCSA - National Centre for Supercomputing Applications (Bulgaria)
- VSB-TUO - VSB - Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
- IPB - Institute of Physics Belgrade (Serbia)
- NIIF – Nemzeti Információs Infrastruktúra Fejlesztési Intézet (Hungary)
- UCPH - Københavns Universitet (Denmark)
- IUCC – Inter University Computation Center (Israel)
- PRACE - Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe AISBL (Belgium)
- ULFME – University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (Slovenia)
The project has received funding from European Community's FP7 under grant agreement No. 312763.