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PRACE Research Infrastructure: the top level of the European HPC ecosystem

The PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) offers access to computing and data management resources at partner sites hosting PRACE systems with expertise distributed throughout Europe at PRACE member representative sites.

The PRACE RI is established as an international non-profit association with seat in Brussels. It is named ‘Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe AISBL’ with 21 member countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.

The PRACE leadership systems form the apex of resources for large-scale computing and data management for scientific discovery, engineering research and development for the benefit of Europe and are well integrated into the European HPC ecosystem. PRACE is funded by member governments through their representative organizations and EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° RI-261557. The first PRACE computer systems and their operations are funded by the governments of the representative organizations hosting the systems.