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November 26, 2013

PRACE Partners Launch Pre-Commercial Procurement

Nov. 26 — This PCP will be a multi-country and multi-partner joint effort, implemented by a consortium composed of several partners of PRACE (CINECA (Italy); CSC (Finland); EPCC (UK); JSC (Germany); and GENCI (France)). Tenderers are invited to bid for the provision of research and development services that seek solutions for Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC. PRACE has a strong interest in improving energy efficiency of computing systems and reducing their environmental impact. Therefore, PRACE aisbl will be involved as an advisory body in a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) pilot executed in the context of PRACE’s 3rd Implementation Project (PRACE-3IP).

The Tender Specifications can be found here as of 20 November 2013:

About PRACE

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 4 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreements RI-261557, RI-283493 and RI-312763. For more information, see www.prace-ri.eu.

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Source: PRACE