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PRACE to Establish Six Advanced HPC Training Centers.

PRACE (02/02/12)

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has selected the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the CSC-IT Center for Science, the University of Edinburgh, Cineca, Maison de la Simulation, and the Gauss Center for Supercomputing as PRACE Advanced Training Centers (PATCs). PATCs will provide training and education activities to the European research community on utilizing PRACE’s computational infrastructure. PRACE ultimately wants the PATCs to serve as hubs and key drivers of European high-performance computing (HPC) education. “The establishment of the PRACE Advanced Training Centers is one of the most visible achievements of PRACE to the European researchers,” says CSC’s Pekka Manninen. “The PATC network enables us to synergize European HPC training activities for the benefit of the whole of Europe.” PRACE has initially selected six of its member sites as PATCs, but it will assess the location centers every two years, and the sites may vary over time.