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PRACE Preparatory Success


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Posted on 6 April 2011

ICHEC is pleased to report that two of its users, Dr. Gareth O'Brien of UCD and Dr. Gareth Murphy of DIAS have both succeeded in securing Preparatory Access to PRACE systems. In total both applications were granted 500,000 hours on Jugene and 400,000 hours on Curie. Both systems are so called petascale systems, able to perform over 1015 floating point operations per second (flops). They are two of the fastest computers in Europe. In addition to the compute time these PRACE awards include several months of dedicated support time whereby expertise will also be provided to assist the researchers in enabling their code to take full advantage of the scale of the systems and providing a solid technical basis for future larger scale Production Access proposals.

Further information on PRACE Preparatory Access can be found here. ICHEC is happy to advise any Irish based researchers on gaining access to PRACE resources. 

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