Vetenskapsrådet – Swedish Research Council

SNIC is chartered by the Swedish Research Council to coordinate High-EndComputing for academic research and manages its high-end computing funding. TheMission of SNIC is to provide access to diverse computational and storageresources, within budget limitations, to all of Swedish research on a merit basis.SNIC is the steward of the HPC Ecosystem in Sweden, and as such is theorganization to assure the PRACE Research Infrastructure can be accessed bySwedish researchers on a meritorious basis, and that the Swedish national HPCinfrastructure is properly integrated into European HPC and Grid Ecosystems. It isalso the organization, in collaboration with the Research Councils Committee forResearch Infrastructures (KFI), to commit funding and other resources to PRACE.SNIC has six associated HPC centres, one at each of six Universities, responsible fordelivering HPC services to the Swedish academic community. SNIC and itsassociated centres form a Joint Research Unit (JRU). The Royal Institute ofTechnology (KTH) via its High-Performance Computing (HPC) Centre PDC,Linkoping University via its HPC centre NSC and Umea University via its HPC centreHPC2N all included in the JRU will participate in the first implementation-phase ofPRACE. SNIC has authorized KTH to lead its participation in PRACE. SNIC and itsaffiliated centres will be engaged in all Work Packages. SNIC contributes funded efforts starting from WP2 to WP9.

The SNIC affiliated centres have a several years of experience in collaborating witheach other in regards to Swedish and European projects related to HPC Ecosystemsand Grids. SNIC centres have expertise in adopting and maturing software systemsfor leading edge technologies, systems management tools development, includingaccounting systems for distributed environments, user training and support,performance tools and application development in both classical areas for HPC suchas weather and climate applications, computational fluid dynamics, computationalelectro-magnetics, molecular systems simulations and material science, as well asnew areas, such as bioinformatics, biomedicine and neuroinformatics.

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