Nov. 18, 2021 — PRACE, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and CINECA have been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards presented at the 2021 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC21), in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The list of winners was revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website, located at www.HPCwire.com. PRACE, BSC and CINECA were recognized with the following honor:
A multinational collaboration of 50 researchers from 20 institutes led by Dr Shimpei Futatani, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, used PRACE allocations of 35 million core hours on the Marconi (KNL) HPC system at CINECA in Italy, and 32.6 million core hours on MareNostrum at the BSC in Spain for the project “JOREK; Non-Linear MHD simulations of tokamak plasmas for validation and implications for JT-60SA and ITER”.
Awarded in the 18th and 20th PRACE Calls for Proposals for Project Access, the research group were able with the support of HPC to successfully analyze non-linear magnetohydrodynamic simulations to better understand the physics of fusion plasmas. Their discovery will lead to better control of plasma dynamics for fusion operation, and the production of abundant and safe nuclear energy.
“PRACE is honored to receive this prestigious award from the readers of HPCwire. PRACE is committed, together with its members, to ensure that scientists can address challenging problems in science and engineering through the usage of world-class European supercomputers”, said Laura Grigori, Chair of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee.
“Every year it is our pleasure to connect with and honor the HPC community through our Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, and 2021 marked an exceptional showing of industry innovation,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire.
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Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the national supercomputing centre in Spain. They specialise in high performance computing (HPC) and manage MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located in the Torre Girona chapel. BSC is at the service of the international scientific community and of industry that requires HPC resources. Their multidisciplinary research team and our computational facilities –including MareNostrum– make BSC an international centre of excellence in e-Science. Since its establishment in 2005, BSC has developed an active role in fostering HPC in Spain and Europe as an essential tool for international competitiveness in science and engineering. The centre manages the Red Española de Supercomputación (RES), and is a hosting member of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) initiative. We actively participate in the main European HPC initiatives, in close cooperation with other European supercomputing centres. For more information: https://www.bsc.es.
CINECA is the Italian national supercomputing centre, one of the most important worldwide. It is a not-for-profit Consortium, made up of 98 members: the Italian Ministry of Education, the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research, 69 Italian universities and 27 Italian National Institutions. Since 1969, its mission is to accelerate the scientific discovery by providing high performance computing resources, data management, data analytics, storage systems and HPC services. CINECA collaborates with the scientific communities to enable and develop new applications and tools to better address the challenges of the High-end HPC systems. Endorsing the mandate of the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research, CINECA represents Italy in PRACE, as one of the PRACE Tier-0 Hosting Members, hosting Marconi100. Moreover, it has been selected as a hosting entity of Leonardo, one of the future EuroHPC precursors to exascale European supercomputers. For more information: https://www.cineca.it/en.