In the context of its missions, CINES, thanks to its expertise, has become a known actor of the European scientific community. This is the case for both its activities of long term preservation and intensive computing. CINES participates in different workgroups and projects.
High performance computing
PRACE –the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe – research infrastructure offers world class computing and data management resources and services open to all European public research through a peer review process. CINES is involved since 2008.
HPC Europa 2
The main objective of HPC-Europa2 was to provide a high-quality service for transnational access to the advanced HPC systems available in Europe.
Long term preservation
- Several European projects :
- DPE : (Digital Preservation Europe)
- CASPAR : (Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval)
- PLANETS : (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services)
- CINES is referenced as Center of Expertise for Preservation by DPE
- CINES participates in seminars and trainings (PLATO, DRAMBORA)
- CINES translates articles from DPE
Alliance for Permanent Access – APARSEN
- European initiative for coordinating and setting up an infrastructure for long term preservation of scientific data. CINES, member of APA, takes part in the European project APARSEN (Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of science in Europe Network). This project relies on a network of experts for long term preservation and the installation of a virtual excellence center. CINES has worked on the ISO 16363 standard which was published in 2012.
- European project which aims at setting up a grid for preservation of scientific data. It consists in defining the good practices of long term preservation of scientific data, and in setting up a distributed infrastructure answering the needs of the communities of researchers.
CINES is member of Data Seal of Approval DSA since 2009 (it received its habilitation in 2011, repeated in 2015).
CINES is an active member of the European project PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe). This has led to many collaborations with other supercomputing centers at European level and the exchange of knowledge about various architectures and infrastructures.
CINES participated in PRACE-1IP and PRACE-2IP. The contributions have been to the European Benchmark Suite (EUABS), to the redaction of Best Practice Guides on various architectures, to DECI (exchange system between Tier-1 centers) to the Peer Review website, and to the support of Preparatory Projects on Tier-0 clusters.
CINES also works with HPC-EUROPA, which gives the oportunity to researchers from Europe to work with resources of CINES, and to spend some time with our teams of experts.