PRACE

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - PRACE

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - PRACE (www.prace-ri.eu), is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe.


The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 5 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, ETH Zurich/CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 730913.

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Mission

The mission of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) 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 realise this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process.

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Prace in Numbers



Since 2010 PRACE has allocated over 14 thousand million core hours on 7 worldclass machines with a total capability of nearly 60 Petaflops. These machines are hosted in 5 EU Member States. Resources have been awarded to 524 scientific and industrial projects from 38 countries.


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PRACE - Supercomputer Piz Daint hosted by CSCS

PRACE is established as an international not-for-profit association (aisbl) with its seat in Brussels. It has 26 member countries whose representative organisations create a pan-European supercomputing infrastructure, providing access to computing and data management resources and services for large-scale scientific and engineering applications at the highest performance level.

The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 5 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, ETH Zurich/CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). Four hosting members (France, Germany, Italy, and Spain) secured funding for the initial period from 2010 to 2015. In 2016 a fifth Hosting Member, ETH Zurich/CSCS (Switzerland) opened its system via the PRACE Peer Review Process to researchers from academia and industry.

PRACE offers via its Hosting Members access to computing and data management resources and services for large-scale applications at the highest performance level.