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CINECA invites all interested scientists, whose projects fit the criteria of the PRACE call, to submit their projects. Preparatory access is intended for testing and developing codes in order to prepare applications for PRACE Tier-0 project access. Preparatory Access Type C includes code development with support from PRACE experts. The next cut-off date is September 7th, 2015.
The 11th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals yielded 107 eligible proposals of which 18 were awarded for a total of more than 500 million core hours. The 18 awarded projects are led by P. I. from 7 different European countries. 6 awarded projects have PI from Italy (33% of projects) for a total of 260 million core hours (50% of hours).
The Italian supercomputer FERMI, IBM Blue Gene/Q, is now number 32 in the June 2015 Top500 list. Fermi, available to the Italian and European scientific community by ISCRA and PRACE, was installed at Cineca in June 2012. Two Cineca systems, FERMI and Galileo, are ranked in the list.
THOR, the Turbulence Heating ObserveR, is a mission proposal in response to ESA M4 call to address one of the most fundamental but also one of the least understood physical processes in the universe: turbulent energy dissipation and particle energization. THOR uses the HVM (hybrid Vlasov-Maxwell) fully parallelized code, that for over 10 years runs on the Fermi @ CINECA.
OGS (National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics) and CINECA drew up an agreement to implement a training program focussed on High Performance Computing (HPC) applications for Earth Sciences, the “HPC Training and Research for Earth Sciences”.
PRACE started this PCP to obtain R&D services which should result in future PRACE HPC systems to become more energy efficient. Three contractors (Bull, E4, Maxeler) were awarded in the Second Phase of its Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).
We published statistics about Cineca Hardware (Clusters and Storage) Utilization, Cineca Users and Publications supported by Cineca and by PRACE
On June 5th in Florence will be held the Italian Info Day about Human Brain Project (HBP) Call for Expressions of Interest on Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience. HBP is one of the most ambitious and innovative scientific projects of the European Community.
EUDAT invites pan-European or multi-national research communities and infrastructures seeking robust & trustworthy solutions to research data challenges, intending to work with and support global research data standardization of initiatives or interested in testing, implementing, integrated or developing existing EUDAT services & identifying new ones to apply to the data Pilot call.
The PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2015 (PRACEdays15) will be held in Dublin, at the Aviva Stadium, from 26 to 28 May 2015, under the motto: Enable Science Foster Industry