PRACE Production Award
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Posted on 6 April 2011
ICHEC is delighted to report that Dr. Turlough Downes of DCU/DIAS with whom ICHEC has collaborated for several years has secured Production time on the German Jugene system via PRACE. Jugene is currently ranked as the 9th fastest computer in the world. Dr. Downes has perviously secured significant Preparatory Access to this system and has demonstrated near linear scaling across the its entire 300,000 cores. This Production Access will provide sufficient resources to allow Dr. Downes and his collaborators to further study accretion disk dynamics.
It should be noted that as the premier provider of HPC access across Europe, aside from domestic resources, the PRACE production calls are extremely competitive and attract very high quality science and are heavily subscribed. This call awarded over 400 million hours of compute time. The next such call will start on November 1st, 2011 will open on May 2nd, 2011 for projects from all scientific areas. Further information on PRACE Production Access can be found here. ICHEC is happy to advise any Irish based researchers on gaining access to PRACE resources.