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EUDAT offers common data services, supporting multiple research communities as well as individuals, through a geographically distributed, resilient network of 35 European organisations. These shared services and storage resources are distributed across 15 European nations and data is stored alongside some of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers. Covering both access and deposit, from informal data sharing to long-term archiving, and addressing identification, discoverability and computability of both long-tail and big data, EUDAT’s services address the full lifecycle of research data.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for three (3) full-time, fixed term positions as computational scientists with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. These positions are funded by Science Foundation Ireland as part of ICHEC’s membership of the LERO Research Centre and will be based in the ICHEC Dublin offices.
PRACE presented lively, entertaining and informative booths at the Sofia Science Festival in Bulgaria from 14 to 17 May and at the Project Information and Dissemination Event (PRIDE) in Croatia from 25 to 29 May 2015. These events reached out to young people and the general public informing them of the benefits of High Performance Computing and the activities of PRACE.
The following set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), approved by the PRACE Council in 2014, allow for a deeper analysis and evaluation of PRACE’s achievements and successes. These KPI cover the first half of the PRACE initial period, until the 5th PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access.
At PRIDE2015 PRACE presented its activities within a booth among other research infrastructures and projects.
Review the presentations from PRACEdays15, held in Dublin on 26 to 28 May 2015.The PRACEdays15 conference programme included high-level international keynote speakers, parallel sessions dealing with different HPC topics in science and industry, two satellite events on Exascale European projects and Women in HPC, and Back-to-back EESI2 final conference.
PRACEdays15, which ran from 26 to 28 May in Dublin, Ireland, marked another successful edition of the annual PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference. The Irish Centre for High End Computing hosted the conference and satellite events locally and, with this year’s theme being “Enable Science Foster Industry”, attracted close to 200 experts from academia and industry. The two satellite events focussing on Women in HPC and Exascale European projects proved very popular on 25 and 26 May and the EESI2 Project held its final conference on 28 and 29 May to round off the week. The PRACE User Forum invited all participants to an Open Session on Wednesday afternoon.
PRACE is pleased to announce that three contractors were awarded in the Second Phase of its Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP).
With the help of PRACE HPC resources, a team of physicists from France, Germany, and Hungary headed by Zoltán Fodor, a researcher from Wuppertal, has successfully calculated the tiny neutron-proton mass difference. The results of this research, published in the 27 March 2015 edition of Science, are considered a milestone by many physicists and confirm the theory of the strong interaction.
On 1 February 2015 the PRACE-4IP project began and a kick-off meeting open for project participants took place on the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava campus in Ostrava on 28-29 April 2015. PRACE aisbl and its Members collaborate in the PRACE-4IP project, which is a 27 month project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project is coordinated by Forschungzentrum Jülich (JUELICH) on behalf of PRACE aisbl.
PRACE-4IP is designed to build on and seamlessly continue the successes of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and start new innovative and collaborative activities that fit with the main objectives of the PRACE-4IP project