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Announcement - PRACE awards 320 million compute hours to 10 European research projects


Ten research projects — five from Germany, two from the UK one each from Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal — have been awarded access to the PRACE infrastructure. In total, 321.4 million compute core hours were granted. Sixty-eight applications requesting a total of 1870 million compute hours were received in this call, which was the first opportunity for researchers to apply for PRACE resources.

The successful research projects are in the fields of astrophysics, earth sciences, engineering, and plasma and particle physics, including collaborators from 31 universities and research institutes in 12 countries. These projects will have access to JUGENE, IBM BlueGene/P, hosted by the Gauss-Centre for Supercomputing member site in Jülich, Germany, a petascale HPC system that is the fastest computer in Europe available for public research.

The following ten projects were granted access:

•    Simulation of electron transport in organic solar cell materials, Jochen Blumberger, University College London, London, UK
•    Excess proton at water/hydrophobic interfaces: A Car-Parrinello MD study, Paolo Carloni, German Research School for Simulation Sciences GmbH, Jülich, Germany
•    Parallel space-time approach to turbulence: computation of unstable periodic orbits and the dynamical zeta function, Peter Coveney, University College of London, London, UK
•    QCD Thermodynamics with 2+1+1 improved dynamical flavors, Zoltán Fodor, Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
•    Ab initio Simulations of Turbulence in Fusion Plasmas, Frank Jenko, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Garching, Germany
•    Providing fundamental laws for weather and climate models, Harmen Jonker, Delft University, Delft, the Netherlands
•    Plasmoid Dynamics in Magnetic Reconnection, Nuno Loureiro, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
•    A dislocation dynamics study of dislocation cell formation and interaction between a low angle grain boundary and an in-coming dislocation, Dierk Raabe, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany
•    Type Ia supernovae from Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf explosions, Friedrich Röpke, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Garching, Germany
•    QCD Simulations for Flavor Physics in the Standard Model and Beyond, Silvano Simula, INFN, Rome, Italy

More information on the projects is available. The 1st PRACE Regular Call for one-year allocation is open until 15th August for projects from all scientific areas. More information can be found here.

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