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PRACE – The European HPC Infrastructure at SC11

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, welcomes SC’11 visitors to the PRACE activities in Seattle, WA, on November 14–17. Visit us at our booth #5001 (Level 6)!

PRACE Council Chair, Prof. Achim Bachem (FZJ, Germany) will give a keynote speech entitled “PRACE – a vision for a sustainable European HPC infrastructure” on Thursday, November 17 at 8.30am–9.15am in room TCC 303/304.

On Thursday, November 17 at 12:15pm–1:15pm PRACE organizes a BoF session entitled “PRACE – The European HPC Infrastructure” in room TCC 301/302. In this BoF, PRACE Project Manager, Dr. Thomas Eickermann (FZJ, Germany) will give a presentation entitled “Experiences and perspectives after one year of PRACE Operation”. A PRACE user’s point of view is given by Ph. D., Research Group Leader Mariano Vázquez (BSC, Spain) in a presentation entitled: “High Performance Computational Biomechanics and PRACE: The perfect marriage.

The BoF includes information on PRACE’s Tier-0 and Tier-1 services, and outstanding research results achieved with PRACE resources. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to apply for resources and application support. PRACE representatives will be on hand to chat about everything PRACE, and answer any questions you may have.

PRACE also organizes a treasure hunt at the SC’11 PRACE booth (#5001). Don’t miss the chance to win a great prize! PRACE is also presented at PRACE partners’ booths.

About PRACE: The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international nonprofitassociation with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure (RI) provides apersistent world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) service for scientists and researchers fromacademia and industry. The PRACE leadership systems form the apex of the performance pyramidand are well integrated into the European HPC ecosystem. PRACE receives funding from the EU’sSeventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreements n° RI-261557 and n° RI-283493. More than 70 projects have been granted resources on the first PRACE systems: the IBMBlue Gene/P at Germany’s Gauss Center (GCS) for Supercomputing in Juelich, the Bull Bullx systemat France’s Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif (GENCI) in Bruyères-le-Châtel, and theCRAY XE6 system at Germany’s Gauss Center for Supercomputing in Stuttgart.

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