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Major Past Projects

The FP7 infrastructure project LinkSCEEM that ended in 2015 help established the CaSToRC as a regional computational center for the Eastern Mediterranean. Through the coordination of the €3 million project, CaSToRC organized 64 training events in Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey reaching a total of over 1500 scientists.  CaSToRC personnel trained in High Performance Computing (HPC) help spread the know-how to the region.

For more information see here.

PRACE-2IP: PRACE – Second Implementation Phase Project

PRACE-2IP supports the accelerated implementation of the pan-European HPC Research Infrastructure created in April 2010 as the result of the preparatory phase PRACE project. It complements and extends the work of the PRACE-1IP project that was started in July 2010.

PRACE-2IP addresses the computational and simulation needs of European scientific communities to keep them at the forefront of discovery. Our vision is the formation of an integrated HPC ecosystem of facilities and services enabling researchers to realise the full potential of computational science within the supportive environment of the European Research Area.
Building on the implementation work of the preceding PRACE and DEISA projects, PRACE-2IP will enable seamless access to HPC systems and services at the Tier-0 and Tier-1 level to users, regardless of their country of work. This provides the means and motivation to undertake ambitious, ground-breaking computational science. In particular, DEISA-like services will be integrated into the ecosystem.

Applications enabling expertise will support researchers in code development, optimisation and petascaling to help them make effective use of the Tier-0 and Tier-1 systems. Training and dissemination activities will ensure that European scientists have the knowledge and the skills enabling them to take full advantage of the facilities on offer. Through collaboration with technology providers and vendors, novel architectures, systems and technologies will be evaluated to ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of HPC and that the future needs of the research community are understood and met. Targeted research activities will investigate possible solutions to challenges in programmability and scalability of future multi-petaflop systems.

PRACE-2IP will considerably strengthen and deepen the co-operation between HPC centres, funding bodies and research communities in a mutually beneficial partnership to enhance European scientific competitiveness.

Contact person

Prof. Constantia Alexandrou
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Additional Info

  • Acronym: PRACE-2IP
  • Center: CaSToRC
  • Funding Source: EU FP7, ICT
  • CyI Funding: €472.000
  • Funding Period: 24 months
  • Starting Date: 01/09/11
  • End Date: 31/08/13
  • Coordinator: Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
  • Partners:

    Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, Grand Equipement National pour le Calcul Intensif, The University of Edinburgh, Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion, CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIKIKAN KESKUS OY, ETH Zurich, Netherlands Computing Facilities Foundation, UNIVERSITAET LINZ, Kungl Tekniska Högskolan, Consorzio Interuniversitario CINECA, Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN, UNINETT Sigma AS, Greek Research and technology Network, Universidade de Coimbra, National University of Ireland-Galway, Istanbul Technical University-Ayazaga Campus, The Cyprus Institute, National Centre for Supercomputing Applications (Bulgaria), VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Institute of Physics Belgrade