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PRACE-1IP and PRACE-2IP Meetings

From 14 to 16 September 2011, more than 200 participants from the 21 PRACE member countries met at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center for a three-day project meeting of PRACE-1IP and PRACE-2IP, the first and second implementation phase projects for the PRACE Research Infrastructure. The European Commission is providing funding worth € 20 million and € 18 million for both two-year projects, respectively. These projects, coordinated by JSC, support and accelerate the implementation of the pan-European High-End Computing Research Infrastructure created and operated by PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe).

At the project meeting, the current status and future work of PRACE-1IP, which started in July 2010, was discussed in an all-hands meeting, covering the first one and half days. This was followed by the kick-off of PRACE-2IP and the welcoming of Hungary as the 21st partner country in the PRACE projects. PRACE-2IP will extend the work of PRACE-1IP by providing access to national HPC resources (Tier-1), building on the successful work of the former DEISA projects. The project will offer application-enabling and scaling support in partnership with scientific communities, and it will create a coordinated European HPC training programme. Dr. Florian Berberich (JSC) was appointed project manager of PRACE-2IP.
(Contact: Tanja Weber, tan.weber@fz-juelich.de)


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