PRACE grants 721 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to twenty-four European research projects and opens new call for Project Access

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 PRACE grants 721 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to twenty-four
 European research projects and opens new call for Project Access
 28 October 2011
 The PRACE Research Infrastructure featured, in the third PRACE regular
 call, a new system codenamed HERMIT that is installed at HLRS,
 Stuttgart provided by the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing in Germany.
 In addition to this, the Thin Node partition of CURIE made available by
 GENCI and operated at CEA, Bruyeres-Le-Chatel, France was included,
 adding capability to the PRACE Research Infrastructure (RI). HERMIT is
 the third Tier-0 system in the PRACE RI after JUGENE (GCS) and CURIE
 (GENCI). The number of PRACE systems will continue to grow and provide
 more capacity and services to the European communities.
 A total of 53 applications requesting 1.687 million compute core hours
 were received in this 3rd regular call, for one year resource
 allocations on the PRACE Research Infrastructure. The projects were
 chosen for their high level of scientific and technical maturity,
 expected impact, and demonstrated need for Tier-0 resources.
 The projects are from the following scientific areas: astrophysics,
 chemistry and material science, medicine and life sciences, engineering
 and energy, fundamental physics and mathematics. All proposals
 underwent a peer review process governed by the PRACE Access Committee
 including PRACE technical assessment.
 The following twenty-four projects, in alphabetical order, were awarded
 access to PRACE RI resources. More information on the projects and the
 corresponding awarded time is available at
 * Understanding baryon structure with QCD simulations with light,
 strange and charm dynamical quark flavours, Prof. Constantia
 Alexandrou, University of Cyprus
 * Pushing the Strong Interaction past its Breaking Point: QCD in the
 quark-gluon plasma phase., Dr Chris Allton, Swansea University
 * Physics of the Solar Chromosphere, Prof. Mats Carlsson, University of
 * Protein effects on the structural and optical properties of
 biological chromophores: Quantum Monte Carlo / Molecular Mechanics
 calculations on Rhodopsin and Light Harvesting Complexes, Prof.
 Leonardo Guidoni, Universita degli Studi de L'Aquila
 * Validating QRPA microscopic calculations of radiative strengths for
 astrophysics, Dr Stephane Hilaire, CEA DAM DIF
 * Modeling gravitational wave signals from black hole binaries, Prof
 Sascha Husa, Universitat de les Illes Balears
 * Singlet physics - the missing link to precision lattice QCD, Dr. Karl
 Jansen, NIC, DESY Zeuthen
 * Thermal Dilepton Rates and Electrical Conductivity in the Quark Gluon
 plasma, Dr. Olaf Kaczmarek, University of Bielefeld
 * Gyrokinetic Large Eddy Simulations, Prof. Bernard Knaepen, Universite
 Libre de Bruxelles
 * Effects of irradiation on nanostructures from first principles
 simulations, Dr. Arkady Krasheninnikov, University of Helsinki
 * On the stability of ordinary matter and related issues, Dr Laurent
 Lellouch, CNRS (Institut de Physique) and Univ. Aix-Marseille II
 * Pulsation: Peta scale mULti-gridS ocean-ATmosphere coupled
 simulatIONs, Dr. Sebastien Masson, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie
 * Blood Dynamics in heart-sized coronary arteries, Dr Simone
 Melchionna, Sapienza, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
 * Branch point motion in star polymers and their mixtures with linear
 chains, Dr Angel Moreno, CSIC-UPV/EHU
 * Exploring unconventional order in a quantum spin liquid via large
 scale quantum Monte Carlo simulations, Prof. Alejandro Muramatsu,
 University of Stuttgart
 * Large-eddy simulations of stratified atmospheric turbulent flows with
 Meso-NH: application to safety in meteorology and environmental impact
 of aviation, Dr Roberto Paoli, CERFACS
 * Ligth quark mass dependence of two-hadron energies in Lattice QCD, Dr
 Assumpta Parreno, University of Barcelona
 * Structure and evolution of an active region on the Sun, Dr. Hardi
 Peter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung
 * Multicenter cobalt-oxo cores for catalytic water oxidation, Dr Simone
 Piccinin, CNR-IOM
 * Structure of turbulence in supersonic boundary layers at high
 Reynolds number, Prof. Sergio Pirozzoli, Sapienza, University of Rome
 * First principles design of a biocatalyst for water oxidation, Prof.
 Carme Rovira, Parc Cientific de Barcelona
 * Meteorites on the Computer, Mr Laurent Soulard, Commissariat a
 l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
 * Large scale blood flow simulations: bridging scales by smart coarse
 graining, Prof Federico Toschi, Eindhoven University of Technology
 * Joint Weather and Climate High-Resolution Global Modelling: Future
 Weathers and their Risks, Prof. Pier Luigi Vidale, National Centre for
 Atmospheric Science
 New call to be published on November 2nd 2011 The PRACE Research
 Infrastructure will open the next of its bi-yearly calls for Project
 Access on November 2nd, 2011. The computing resources for this call are
 available from May 2012 to April 2013. The new call will feature
 additional Tier-0 systems with new computing architectures, with 970
 million core hours available. In addition, the new call will have no
 eligibility restrictions on the nationality of the principal
 investigators except for the restrictions imposed by the PRACE HPC
 Please visit the web page on November 2nd, 2011 for complete details on
 the call.
 About PRACE: The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
 is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels.
 The PRACE Research Infrastructure (RI) provides a persistent
 world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) service for scientists and
 researchers from academia and industry. The PRACE leadership systems
 form the apex of the performance pyramid and are well integrated into
 the European HPC ecosystem. PRACE receives funding from the EU's
 Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreements n
 RI-261557 and n RI-283493.

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