Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - PRACE

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - PRACE (, 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 823767.

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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.


PRACE in Numbers

Since 2010 PRACE has allocated over 23 billion core hours on 7 world-class machines with a total capability of nearly 60 Petaflops. These machines are hosted in 5 countries. Resources have been awarded to 734 scientific and industrial projects from 38 countries.


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