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nullPRACE the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, created a persistent pan-European Research Infrastructure (RI) providing leading High Performance Computing (HPC) resources. PRACE enables world-class science and engineering for academia and industry.

PRACE is established as an international not-for-profit association (aisbl) with seat in Brussels. It has 25 member countries (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 SNIC centers' activities at PRACE please contact Lilit Axner.

nullEUDAT's vision is to enable European researchers and practitioners from any research discipline to preserve, find, access, and process data in a trusted environment, as part of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) conceived as a network of collaborating, cooperating 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 activities at EUDAT please contact Erwin Laure.
nullThe objective of European Grid Initiative (a foundation established under Dutch law) is to create and maintain a pan-European Grid Infrastructure in collaboration with National Grid Iniatives (NGIs) in order to guarantee the long-term availability of a generic e-infrastructure for all European research communities and their international collaborators.

For questions about PDC activities at EGI please contact Gert Svensson.

EPiGRAM is an EC-funded FP7 project on exascale computing. The aim of the EPiGRAM project is to prepare Message Passing and PGAS programming models for exascale systems by fundamentally addressing their main current limitations. The concepts developed will be tested and guided by two applications in the engineering and space weather domains chosen from the suite of codes in current EC exascale projects.

For questions about PDC activities at EPiGRAM please contact Stefano Markidis.

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

For questions about PDC activities at 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 activities at INCF please contact Mikael Djurfeldt.
BioExcel is establishing a dedicated Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Research. The center covers structural and functional studies of the building blocks of living organisms - proteins, DNA etc. and small molecules such as drug compounds. The center works towards 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; 3) Promoting best practices and train end users in making good use of both software and e-Infrastructure

For questions about PDC activities at BioExcel please contact Rossen Apostolov.

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

For questions about PDC activities at SeRC please contact Erwin Laure
nullSNIC Cloud Infrastructure project. The goal with the project is to create a sustainable and generic SNIC Cloud infrastructure (Infrastructure as a Service, IaaS) to form a basis for SNIC Cloud projects and to provide the necessary structure for running project specific Platform as a Service (PaaS) services.

SNIC Cloud project is run by PDC, HPC2N, C3SE and UPPMAX. For questions about PDC activities at SNIC Cloud please contact Åke Edlund

Past projects