On this second PRACE regular call, a new system, CURIE funded by GENCI and installed at CEA, Bruyères-Le-Châtel, France and designed by BULL, came into production adding capability to the PRACE Research Infrastructure (RI). CURIE is the second Tier-0 system in the PRACE RI after "JUGENE" (GCS at Jülich). The number of PRACE systems will continue to grow and provide more capacity and services to the European communities.
47 applications requesting a total of 1.251 Million compute core hours were received in this 2nd regular call, for one year allocation on the PRACE RI resources.
The projects were chosen for their high level of scientific and technical maturity, expected impact, and demonstrated need for Tier-0 resources. The projects are from the following scientific areas: astrophysics, chemistry and material science, medicine and life sciences, engineering and energy, fundamental physics and mathematics. All proposals underwent a peer review process governed by the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee including PRACE technical assessment.
The following seventeen projects were granted access to PRACE RI resources. More information on the projects is available at http://www.prace-ri.eu/hpc-access.
The 3rd PRACE regular call for a one year allocation starting November 1st, 2011 will open on May 2nd, 2011 for projects from all scientific areas