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Exploiting the Cy-Tera infrastructure, CaSToRC secured several European funded programs of a total budget in excess of € 5 million. Additional funding was secured from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF). Most recent successes are the European Joint Doctorate Program HPC-LEAP, which CaSToRC is coordinating, and the Horizon 2020 Infrastructure project VISEEM, which CaSToRC is co-coordinating.

 

On-going EU projects

HPC-LEAP is a highly interdisciplinary joint doctorate program realized by bringing together world-leading experts in applied mathematics, high performance computing technologies, particle and nuclear physics, fluid dynamics and life sciences to appropriately train researchers in Europe to exploit high performance computing, advance science and promote innovation. For more information see here.

VI-SEEM is a three-year project that aims at creating a unique Virtual Research Environment (VRE) in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (SEEM), in order to facilitate regional interdisciplinary collaboration, with special focus on the scientific communities of life sciences, climate and digital cultural heritage. For more information see here.

PRACE: Since 2008, CaSToRC represents Cyprus in the Pan-European infrastructure project PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe. Along with 25 other European countries, PRACE aims to provide a common computer infrastructure across Europe. CaSToRC’s participation opens up the opportunity to all Cypriot researchers to access the largest available supercomputers currently being operated in Europe. For more information see here.

EoCoE: In collaboration with The Cyprus Institute’s Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC), CaSToRC is participating in the establishment of Energy Oriented Centre of Excellence for computing applications (EoCoE) which gathers 8 countries and 23 teams. The primary goal of EoCoE is to create a new, long lasting and sustainable community around computational energy science with focus on Meteo, Materials, Water and Fusion, each with a heavy reliance on numerical modelling. For more information see here.


PRACE-4IP: PRACE Fourth Implementation phase

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing, was established in May 2010 as a permanent pan-European High Performance Computing service providing world-class systems for world-class science. Six systems at the highest performance level (Tier-0) are deployed by Germany, France, Italy and Spain providing researchers with over 9 billion core hours of compute time. HPC experts from twenty-five member states - funded in part in three implementation projects - enabled users from academia and industry to ascertain leadership and remain competitive in the Global Race. Currently PRACE is preparing for PRACE 2.0, the successor of the initial five year period.

The objectives of PRACE-4IP are to build on and seamlessly continue the successes of PRACE and start new innovative and collaborative activities proposed by the consortium. These include: assisting the transition to PRACE 2.0; strengthening the internationally recognized PRACE brand, continuing advanced training which so far provided more than 15.000 person training days to over 4700 persons, preparing strategies and best practices towards exascale computing, coordinating and enhancing the operation of the multi-tier HPC systems and services, and supporting users to exploit massively parallel systems and novel architectures.

The proven project structure will be used to achieve each of the objectives in six dedicated work packages. The activities are designed to increase Europe's research and innovation potential especially through: seamless and efficient Tier-0 services and a pan-European HPC ecosystem including national capabilities; promoting take-up by industry and special offers to SMEs, analysing new flexible business models for PRACE 2.0, proposing strategies for deployment of leadership systems, collaborating with the ETP4HPC, the coming CoEs and other European and international organizations on future architectures, training, application support and policies.

Contact Person: Prof. Constantia Alexandrou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +357 22 208647)

Additional Info

  • Acronym: PRACE 4IP
  • Center: CaSToRC
  • Funding Source: H2020, Infrastructures
  • CyI Funding: €316,000
  • Funding Period: 27 months
  • Starting Date: 01/02/15
  • End Date: 30/04/17
  • Coordinator: FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH (JUELICH) Germany
  • Partners:

    Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) e.V. GCS Germany; GRAND EQUIPEMENT NATIONAL DE CALCUL INTENSIF (GENCI) France; THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH (EPCC) United Kingdom; BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DESUPERCOMPUTACION (BSC) Spain; CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY (CSC) Finland; EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH (ETH Zurich) Switzerland; STICHTING ACADEMISCH REKENCENTRUM AMSTERDAM (SARA). SARA Netherlands; UNIVERSITAET LINZ (JKU) Austria; UPPSALA UNIVERSITET (SNIC) Sweden; CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO CINECA (CINECA) Italy; INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ PAN (PSNC) Poland;UNINETT SIGMA AS (SIGMA) Norway; GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A. (GRNET) Greece; UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA (UC-LCA) Portugal; NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY (NUI Galway) Ireland; ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI (UHEM) Turkey; THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CyI-CaSToRC) Cyprus; ASSOCIATION "NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUPERCOMPUTING APPLICATIONS (NCSA) Bulgaria; VYSOKA SKOLA BANSKA - TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA OSTRAVA (VSB-TUO) Czech Republic; INSTITUT ZA FIZIKU (IPB) Serbia; NEMZETI INFORMACIOS INFRASTRUKTURA FEJLESZTESI IRODA (NIIF) Hungary; Københavns Universitet (UCPH) Denmark; INTER UNIVERSITY COMPUTATION CENTRE (IUCC) Israel; PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED COMPUTING IN EUROPE AISBL (PRACE) Belgium; UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI (ULFME) Slovenia

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