CINES is involved in several HPC related European projects:
PRACE –the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe – research infrastructure enables high impact European scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to realize this mission through world class computing and data management resources and services open to all European public research through a peer review process. The broad participation of European governments through representative organizations allows PRACE to provide a diversity of resources throughout Europe including expertise for the effective use of these resources. PRACE operates a dedicated 10 Gb/s network among Tier-0 and Tier-1 partners. To aid users and potential users as well as preparing the next generation scientists and engineers PRACE has an extensive pan-European education and training effort.
CINES is a partner (with GENCI) in all the implementation phase projects since 2008. The ongoing Fourth Implementation Phase (PRACE-4IP) project focusses on the Outreach, services for Industrial Users and the Pre-Commercial Procurement. It is co-funded by the European Commission’s Programme H2020.
CINES is involved in the following activities:
- Deliver HPC trainings in the PRACE Advanced Training Courses program.
- Provide support to SMEs as part of SHAPE, the SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe.
- Maintain HPC benchmark suite
- Drive collaboration with EUDAT to pilot data services interoperability
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. CINES provided HPC services, specialist support, scientific tutoring and opportunities for collaboration to European researchers