Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)




The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe.

The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 4 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement RI-312763 and from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 653838.

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Aug 28th 2017

Discover how supercomputers work and the real-life scientific breakthroughs made possible by today’s computer simulations. Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million million calculations every second. This gives scientists and engineers a powerful new tool to study the natural world – computer simulation.

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Apr 3rd 2017

Learn how to manage and analyse big data using the R programming language and Hadoop programming framework. This online course will introduce you to various high performance computing (HPC) facilities for big data analysis. This includes R – a programming language renowned for its simplicity, elegance and community support – and Hadoop – an open source, Java-based programming framework for large data sets.

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