PRACE is pleased to announce that three contractors were awarded in the third and final phase of its Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP).
PRACE started this pre-commercial procurement (PCP) to obtain R&D services which should result in future PRACE HPC systems to become more energy efficient.
The process is highly competitive, and during Phase II the three companies produced early prototypes. All of them were invited to bid for Phase III during which the pilot for the three promising solutions will be built and deployed at the hosting centres.
The awarded bidders are:
- BULL SAS
- E4 Computer Engineering SpA
- Maxeler Technologies Ltd.
The third phase of the execution stage is expected to end in December 2017.
PRACE started the process for a pre-commercial procurement on Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC in 2012 with a workshop on the usage of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) in HPC (see: http:/