PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, got a new member country as Hungary joined the PRACE Research Infrastructure on 8 June 2011.
The overall number of partners in the PRACE Research Infrastructure has increased to 21 countries. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 8 June 2011 Paris.
"PRACE welcomes Hungary as its 21st member. This is another major step in involving the new European Union member states in this important endeavour. It demonstrates both the attractiveness of PRACE and its commitment to provide service to and cooperate with all Europeans. We are looking forward to cooperate with our new colleagues in Hungary which shall foster our HPC-competence in Europe", said Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem, Chairman of the PRACE Council.
The following countries collaborate in PRACE: Germany (project coordinator), Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and UK.
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 (RI) provides a persistent world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry. The PRACE leadership systems form the apex of the performance pyramid and are well integrated into the European HPC ecosystem. PRACE receives funding from the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° RI-261557.