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nullPRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, created a persistent pan-European Research Infrastructure (RI) that provides leading high performance computing (HPC) resources for world-class science and engineering research in academia and industry.

PRACE is established as an international not-for-profit association (aisbl) with its seat in Brussels. It has 25 member countries (as of October 2012, see here) whose representative organizations create a pan-European supercomputing infrastructure, providing access to computing and data management resources and services for large-scale scientific and engineering applications at the highest performance level.

For questions about the SNIC centres' activities within PRACE, please contact Lilit Axner.

nullEUDAT's vision is to enable European researchers (from any research discipline) to preserve, find, access and process data in a trusted environment that is part of a European Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI). This CDI is a network of collaborating, cooperating data centres, combining the richness of numerous community-specific data repositories with the permanence and persistence of some of Europe’s largest scientific data centres.

EUDAT offers common data services, supporting multiple research communities as well as individuals, through a geographically distributed, resilient network of 35 European organisations (see EUDAT Partners). These shared services and storage resources are distributed across 15 European nations and data is stored alongside some of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers.

For questions about PDC's activities within EUDAT, please contact Erwin Laure.
exaflowt_scaled.pngThe main goal of ExaFLOW is to address key algorithmic challenges in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to enable simulation at exascale, guided by a number of use cases of industrial relevance, and to provide open-source pilot implementations. Thus, driven by problems of practical engineering interest, we focus on important simulation aspects, including:
  • error control and adaptive mesh refinement in complex computational domains,
  • resilience and fault tolerance in complex simulations,
  • solver efficiency via mixed discontinuous and continuous Galerkin methods and appropriate optimised preconditioners,
  • heterogeneous modelling to allow for different solution algorithms in different domain zones,
  • evaluation of energy efficiency in solver design, and
  • parallel input/output and in-situ compression for extreme data.
For questions about PDC's activities within SAGE, please contact Niclas Jansson.

HPCE3_logoHPC-Europa3 (HPCE3) aims at maintaining the persistency of a high-quality service of transnational access to the most advanced HPC infrastructures available in Europe for European research.The project is based on a program of visits, in the form of traditional transnational access, with researchers visiting HPC centres and/or scientific hosts who mentor them scientifically and technically.

The visitors are:

  1. funded for travel, accommodation and subsistence, and
  2. provided with an amount of computing time suitable for the approved project.

The calls for applications are issued 4 times per year and published online at

For questions about  PDC's activities within HPCE3, please contact Lilit Axner.

nullNeIC, the Nordic e-Infrastructure collaboration, facilitates the development of advanced IT tools and services in areas of importance for Nordic researchers.

For questions about PDC's activities within NeIC, please contact Michaela Barth.
nullINCF, the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility, promotes international activities in neuroinformatics and related fields. The organization was formed in 2005 by the OECD Global Science Forum and currently has 15 member countries.

For questions about PDC's activities within INCF, please contact Mikael Djurfeldt.
Bioexcel_logoBioExcel has established a dedicated Centre of Excellence for Biomolecular Research. The centre covers structural and functional studies of the building blocks of living organisms -  like proteins and DNA - and small molecules such as drug compounds. The centre is working on: 1) improving the efficiency and scalability of important software packages for biomolecular research, 2) improving the usability of ICT technologies for biomolecular researchers in academia and industry, and 3) promoting best practices and training end users in making good use of both software and e-infrastructures.

For questions about PDC's activities within BioExcel, please contact Rossen Apostolov.
SAGEstorageSAGE is a European Horizon 2020 funded research project, with 10 highly respected Partners led by Seagate. Indeed a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach is essential to understand and address the needs of storage systems for data intensive applications and use cases of the future.  The SAGE Project will re-define data storage for the next decade, with the depth of capabilities for the Exascale HPC compute era alongside a breadth of future ‘Big Data’ applications. For further project details please refer to the Research tab.
For questions about PDC's activities within SAGE, please contact Stefano Markidis.

InterWineThe INTERTWinE project addresses the problem of programming model design and implementation for the Exascale. The project is working on a number of different APIs, and we have identified a set of combinations between them, which are of interest to applications developers and which raise interoperability issues. We have a set of applications and kernels, which we are porting to the various API combinations so that we can have concrete instances with which to motivate our work on specifications and runtime implementations, be able to test out new ideas in runtime implementations, and be able to provide example code to developers.

For questions about PDC's activities within INTERWinE, please contact Stefano Markidis.

AllScaleAllScale is expected to boost the parallel applications development productivity, their portability, and runtime efficiency. It will reduce energy needs, and thus improves the resource efficiency utilization of small to extreme scale parallel systems.The achieved outcomes are being validated with the AllScale pilot applications related to the space weather simulations, environmental hazard and fluid dynamics:

  • iPIC3D - implicit Particle-in-Cell code for Space Weather Applications

  • AMDADOS - Adaptive Meshing and Data Assimilation for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

  • Fine/Open - Large Industrial unsteady CFD simulations

All are provided by the SME, industry and academic consortium partners.

For questions about PDC's activities within EUDAT, please contact Erwin Laure.

National projects


Heat re-use at PDC: As a part of PDC's ongoing work to reduce its environmental footprint,  we are engaging in a heat re-use project. Excess heat from the Cray XE6 supercomputer Lindgren is being used to heat a building used by the School of Chemistry Science and Engineering at the KTH campus.

For questions about energy efficiency at PDC, please contact Gert Svensson.

nullSeRC: The Swedish e-Science Research Centre is formed by the universities in Stockholm and Linköping (KTH, KI, SU and LiU) with the two largest high performance computing centres in Sweden (NSC at LiU and PDC at KTH). This project brings together a core of leading Swedish IT research teams and scientists in selected strategic application areas.

For questions about PDC's activities within SeRC, please contact Erwin Laure.

Past projects