Profile: German Climate Computing Centre provides the tools and associated services which are needed to investigate the processes in the climate system. Operates a supercomputer center to enable climate simulation
Contribution to HPC: Outstanding research infrastructure for model-based simulations of global climate change. Provides the technical infrastructure needed for processing and analysis of climate data
Profile: agency in charge of defining the French strategy in HPC for civil research. Its mission encompasses multiple roles from promotion of HPC in research, financing and setting-up supercomputers in French centers, to optimising utilisation by opening access of HPC equipment to all interested parties.
Contribution to HPC: since 2012 it operates the PRACE Tier-0 supercomputer “CURIE” system with a peak performance of 2.1 Petaflops and 320 Terabytes of main memory
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Profile: institute at Jülich Forschungszentrum gathering a staff of 90 people and 35 third-party members. Explores architecture opportunities based on FPGA, Cell and GPU systems. It provides support and higher education to specific scientific communities through simulation labs an cross disciplinary groups.
Contribution to HPC: provides and operates supercomputer resources of the petaflop performance class, HPC tools, methods and know-how. Servers include JuRoPA, 200 Teraflop/s Intel-based and JUGENE 72-rack IBM Blue Gene/P petaflop system. JSC focuses its exascale activities on applications and algorithms
Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, LRZ)
Profile: a competence center for large scale data archiving and backup. Active player in the area of HPC for over 20 years. It offers services to universities in Germany and to publicly funded research institutions.
Contribution to HPC: since 2012 it operates the PRACE Tier-0 supercomputer “SuperMUC” system with a peak performance of 3 Petaflop/s and more than 320 Terabytes of main memory
Profile: National Supercomputing and e-Science Support Center in the Netherlands to support research by developing and providing advanced ICT infrastructure, services and expertise.
Contribution to HPC: hosts various large infrastructure services including 20 to 65 TF/s CPUs, >5000 core clusters, 5PB storage, 20PB tape capacity, and the BIG Grid (tier1 site for CERN
Science & Technology Facilities Council
Profile: independent, non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS). Provides grants, access to facilities and expertise particularly in fundamental sciences
Contribution to HPC: access to world-class facilities, including neutron sources, synchrotron sources, lasers and high-performance computing facilities
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
Profile: national computing facility of Spain with a mission to research, develop and manage information technologies; it strives to be first-class research in supercomputing and HPC demanding applications such as life and earth science
Contribution to HPC: hosts MareNostrum supercomputer system (94 Teraflop/s on PowerPC, 20 TeraByte memory, 280 TeraByte disk space) and coordinates the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) representing 136 TeraFlop/s capacity from 7 supercomputer centres in Spain, offering 130 million CPU hours per year to scientists