PRACE Fifth Implementation Phase (PRACE-5IP) project

The objectives of PRACE-5IP 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 PRACE2 including ananalysis of TransNational Access;
  • strengthening the internationally recognised PRACE brand;
  • continuing and extend advanced training which so far provided more than 18 800 persontraining days;
  • preparing strategies and best practices towards Exascale computing;
  • coordinating and enhancing the operation of the multi-tier HPC systems and services;
  • supporting users to exploit massively parallel systems and novel architectures.

A high level Service Catalogue is provided. The proven project structure will be used to achieve each of the objectives in 6 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 new communities and special offers to SMEs;
  • implementing a new flexible business model for PRACE 2;
  • proposing strategies for deployment of leadership systems;
  • collaborating with the ETP4HPC, CoEs and other European and international organisations on future architectures, training, application support and policies.

This will be monitored through a set of KPIs.

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