PRACE awards 91 million processor core hours on the DECI call to 35 projects, new call open

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 PRACE awards 91 million processor core hours on the DECI call to 35
 projects, new call open
 23 November 2011
 Europe's HPC infrastructure PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced
 Computing in Europe, announced that 35 projects, selected from 54
 proposals, will share 91 million processor core hours awarded by the
 most recent DECI (Distributed European Computing Initiative) call. The
 consortia of European computational scientists whose projects were
 selected for funding will be given access to one of the 19 European
 national HPC services through a national HPC resource exchange
 initiative, operated by members of the PRACE association.
 The successful projects will be led by researchers from 19 European
 countries with collaborators from the USA and Canada. The call was
 oversubscribed by more than a factor of 2.5. Due to the excellent
 quality of the proposals, the contributing partners increased the
 resources offered to the call by 11% over the original commitment,
 however this still meant that many good projects could not be granted
 Projects are given access to compute resources at one or more of
 Europe's national supercomputers. For the first time in seven years of
 DECI calls, national supercomputers in Poland, Bulgaria and Ireland, in
 addition to national supercomputers in Germany, UK, France, Italy,
 Spain, the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden, are participating in the
 HPC resource exchange initiative. The increase in number of national
 HPC facilities means that it has been possible to provide 55% more
 resources, on average, to each project as compared to the last DECI
 Successful projects are chosen for their potential to achieve
 ground-breaking scientific results through the use of supercomputers.
 The DECI support team provides specialist applications support to adapt
 the scientific codes to the most appropriate architecture.
 The following thirty-five projects, in alphabetical order, were awarded
 access to PRACE RI resources:
 * NR-NSNS-BHNS (Accurate Gravitational Waves from Unequal Mass Compact
 Binaries and their Tidal Signatures), Bernd Bruegmann, Universitaet of
 Jena, Germany
 * BlackHoles, Vitor Cardoso, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
 * ARTHUS-3, Hans-Thomas Janka, Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysik,
 * Planck-LFI, Hannu Kurki-Suonio, University of Helsinki, Finland
 * MAESTRO (Magnetized Accretion and Ejection phenomena in
 astrophysics), Dr. Claudio Zanni, Department Osservatorio Astronomico
 di Torino, INAF, Italy
 * SMARC (Solar Magnetically Active Region Corona), Dr. Peter Hardi, Max
 Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
 * PETAHUB (The Phase diagram of the Hubbard model by quantum Monte
 Carlo and Petaflop supercomputers), Sandro Sorealla, International
 School for Advanced Studies, SISSA, Italy
 * PICKH, Dr. Pierre Henri, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
 * SCW, Marco Masia, Universita' di Sassari, Italy
 * SIVE-2, Prof. Erik Lindahl, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
 * LASIPROD (LArge scale molecular SImulations of PROtein - DNA
 recognition in the combinatorial control of transcription), Dr. Vlad
 Cojocaru, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
 * VIRonSAMs, Prof. Michele Cascella, Universitat Bern, Switzerland
 * LGICTAMD, Dr. Grazia Cottone, University of Palermo, Italy
 * TanGrin, Vesa Hytoenen, University of Tampere, Finland
 * HELIXKINETICS, Dr. Robert Best, University of Cambridge, UK
 * NANOBIO-2, Niall English, University College Dublin, Ireland
 * PHOTMAT, Dr. Manthos G. Papadopoulos, National Hellenic Research
 Foundation, Greece
 * CASiMIR, Dr. Patrick Joeckel, Deutsches Zentrum for Luft- und
 Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany
 * RBflow-2, Prof. Dr. Detlef Lohse, University of Twente, The
 * HIGHQ2FF, Dr. Giannis Koutsou, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
 * DiSMuN (Diffusion and spectroscopical properties of multicomponent
 nitrides), Prof. Igor Abrikosov, Linkoeping University, Sweden
 * NUWCLAY, Dr. Andrey Kalinichev, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
 * CatDesign, Dr. Maria Ganduglia-Pirovano, Consejo Superior de
 Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
 * DIAVIB, Prof. Adam Gali, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
 * SIMONA, Grzegorz Kamieniarz, A. Mickiewicz University, Poland
 * MIXTUDI, Alfredo Soldati, University of Udine, Italy
 * HRPIPE, Prof. Dr. B. J. Boersma, Delft University of Technology, the
 * SPIESM (SPIESM : Seasonal prediction improvement with an Earth System
 Model), Prof. Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Institut Catala de Ciencies del
 Clima, Spain
 * HIFLY, Dr. Fehmi Cirak, University of Cambridge, UK
 * EC4aPDEs-2, Dr. Lee Margetts, University of Manchester, UK
 * EUTERPE-4, Dr. Ralf Kleiber, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik,
 * ElmerIce, Dr. Olivier Gargliardini, Laboratoire de Glaciologie et
 Geophysique de l.Environnement, France
 * HYDROGEN-ILs, Prof. Michael Buehl, University of St Andrews, UK
 * WESF (for WEt & Stretched Flames), Prof. Yves D' Angelo, Site
 Universitaire du Madrillet, France
 * MUSIC, Dr. Mikael Djurfeldt, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
 PRACE opened the DECI-8 call on November 2nd, 2011. The computing
 resources for this call are available from May 2012 to April 2013. The
 new call features additional Tier-1 systems with new computing
 architectures. Around 100 million core hours will be available to
 applicants. The call will close on 10th of January, 2012.
 More information: Contact for DECI: Alison Kennedy, EPCC Executive
 Director e: a.kennedy at t: +44 (0)131 650 5958
 More information about the awarded DECI projects: http://
 More information about the new DECI-8 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 Implementation Phase of
 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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