PRACE Partners launch Pre-Commercial Procurement: Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC

This PCP will be a multi-country and multi-partner joint effort, implemented by a consortium composed of several partners of PRACE (CINECA (Italy); CSC (Finland); EPCC (UK); JSC (Germany); and GENCI (France)). Tenderers are invited to bid for the provision of research and development services that seek solutions for Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC. PRACE has a strong interest in improving energy efficiency of computing systems and reducing their environmental impact. Therefore, PRACE aisbl will be involved as an advisory body in a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) pilot executed in the context of PRACE’s 3rd Implementation Project (PRACE-3IP).

The Tender Specifications can be found here as of 20 November 2013:

DISCLAIMER: The present announcement is intended exclusively for informative purpose. The terms and conditions governing the mentioned Call for Proposals will be the ones provided by the Procuring Entity conducting the mentioned Pre-Commercial Procurement.

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 4 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreements RI-261557, RI-283493 and RI-312763. For more information, see

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