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Framework Programme 7 (2007-2013) Research infrastructures projets HPCWorldHPCWorldSummary: High Performance Computing (HPC) centers had an impressive development during the last decades thanks mainly to local eff orts associated to national initiatives that support and improve Project acronym:research activities based on demanding numerical applications. In HPCWorldorder to have the highest return from such massive economical and political commitment, HPC resources must be exploited at the high- oContract n °: RI-246711est level. Th eir access must be eff ective and capillary, their services must allow more and more people to use the resources. Th e HPC Project type: CSA-CAapplications’ outcomes and results must represent a resource and a Start date: 01/11/2009benefi t for the research community as a whole and, more generally, for society. Furthermore, HPC research projects must be properly Duration: 18 monthsevaluated and selected, in order to verify their technical feasibility, the presence of adequate competencies, the excellence of the scientifi c Total budget: 499 960 €programme, the suitability to international research programme and Funding from the EC: 250 000 €main scientifi c development streamlines.Total funded eff ort in person-month: 42HPCW addresses the above issues, with the major objec- Web site: www.hpcworld.

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Framework Programme 7 (2007-2013)Research infrastructures projetsHPCWorld
HPCWorld
Summary:High Performance Computing (HPC) centers had an impressive development during the last decades thanks mainly to local efforts associated to national initiatives that support and improve Project acronym: research activities based on demanding numerical applications. In HPCWorld order to have the highest return from such massive economical and political commitment, HPC resources must be exploited at the high-o Contract n °:RI-246711 est level. eir access must be effective and capillary, their services must allow more and more people to use the resources. e HPCProject type:CSA-CA applications’ outcomes and results must represent a resource and a Start date:01/11/2009 benefit for the research community as a whole and, more generally, for society. Furthermore, HPC research projects must be properly Duration:18 months evaluated and selected, in order to verify their technical feasibility, the presence of adequate competencies, the excellence of the scientificTotal budget:499 960 € programme, the suitability to international research programme and Funding from the EC:250 000 € main scientific development streamlines. Total funded effort in person-month:42 HPCW addresses the above issues, with the major objec-Web site:www.hpcworld.eu/ tive of identifying a standard Contact person: set of criteria and procedures Francesca Garofalo and an associated methodol-email: f.garofalo@cineca.it ogy to drive the major HPC tel.: +390516171661 e-Infrastructure initiatives infax.: +390512130216 the deployment of services, in Project participants: the allocation of resources and CINECA IT in the support to users’ access. BSC ES FZJ DE e methodology aims at maxi-GENCI FR mizing resources and optimizing ird parties: their usage thus ensuring the best SDSC USA outcome of rationalized research BLUEFERN NZ investments in Europe. It will foster intra-European co-operation with a worldwide perspective in mind, promoting European scienceKeywords: e-Infrastructures, High-performance and its impact and contribution to world class scientific achieve-computing, ments. e objective is to enhance the effectiveness and coherence of Peer-review, Evaluation, Allocation of national and Community research policies, strengthening the inter-resources. national cooperation beyond the continental boundaries, promoting synergies between the European HPC e-Infrastructure and similarCollaboration with other EC funded projects: infrastructures from other regions (e.g. USA, New Zealand), improv-HPC-Europa2 ing the global relevance and impact of European e-Infrastructures. DEISA 2 Objectives:HPCW’s specific objectives are: the production of a “Selection and Evaluation Model Handbook”; the Handbook will provide and publicize a common high-level
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