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PRACE computing resources granted for three Finnish research groups

Three Finnish research groups were granted computing resources from some of Europe's most powerful supercomputers in the PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) 16th Call for Proposals. This Call for Proposals yielded 66 eligible proposals of which 44 were awarded computing resources.

Research project "SPOTSIM – Spot-forming convection simulations" (Universe Sciences), led by Dr. Petri Käpylä, Aalto University, got 28,5 million core hours on MareNostrum supercomputer in Barcelona, Spain, hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

Professor Kari Laasonen's, Aalto University, research project entitled "PEROMAT – Electronic and charge transfer properties of perovskites" (Chemical Sciences and Materials) was granted 10 million core hours on the Joliot Curie supercomputer operated by GENCI/CEA near Paris, France.

Research group led by Dr. Vivek Sharma, University of Helsinki, was awarded 15 million core hours for the research project "DynamcIs – Role of protein, lipid and water dynamics in the mechanism and function of mitochondrial complex I (cI)" (Chemical Sciences and Materials) on the MareNostrum supercomputer in Barcelona, Spain, hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

To date, Finnish based research projects have been granted a total of 597,7 million core hours in the PRACE Calls for Proposals.

More information and the abstracts of the projects awarded under the 16th PRACE Call for Proposals can be found here.

The 18th PRACE Call for Proposals will open on 4 September 2018. CSC will be pleased to help in preparing applications, especially in the technical aspects, scalability requirements etc. Please contact CSC's Development Manager Jussi Heikonen (jussi.heikonen(at)csc.fi, tel. +358 50 381 9808) for further information.