The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe.

The mission of PRACE is to enable high impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to realize this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. The PRACE infrastructure is open to European researchers. Scientists and researchers from around the world can apply for access to PRACE resources.

Sigma2s role in PRACE

Supported by The Norwegian Research Council, UNINETT Sigma2 is the Norwegian partner in this collaboration. Third parties for UNINETT Sigma2 in PRACE are the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University for Technology and Science.

The main role for Sigma2 is to govern and coordinate the Norwegian participation on behalf the partners. The coordinating activities consist of representing Norway in the governance structure of the collaborations (council and board), planning of the Norwegian participation in the project work packages and the project funding management (i.e. the money flow from the international organizations and to the partners).


PRACE successful Norwegian applications

PRACE allocation 15th Call
Boris Gudiksen, UiO
Awarded 72 million core hours on Marconi - KNL 
Dynamics of a solar active region

PRACE allocation 13th Call
Clas Persson, UiO
Awarded 15 million core hours
Emerging Solar Cell Materials

PRACE allocation 10th Call
David Weir, University of Stavanger
Awarded 17 million core-hours on Hornet, GCS
GWEUPT - Gravitational waves from early universe phase transitions

PRACE allocation 7th Call
Mats Carlsson, University of Oslo
Awarded 34 million core-hours on SuperMUC, GCS
Physics of the Solar Cromosphere

PRACE allocation 3th Call
Mats Carlsson, University of Oslo
Awarded 21 million core-hours on HERMIT, HLRS
Physics of the Solar Cromosphere