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PRACE partners aim high for HPCWire’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2012

Every year at SC (http://sc12.supercomputing.org/) HPCWire announces the winners of the HPCwire Reader's Choice Awards. HPCWire asks readers across the HPC community to recognize the most outstanding organizations and individuals in the industry. This year, 7 PRACE partners and systems are nominated in 6 categories, which shows how PRACE members and their researchers are working at the forefront of science and engineering. Whether in financial services, green computing, public-private collaborations, medical research or extreme simulations, PRACE members aim high – and prove that the sky is NOT the limit!

If you want your favourite PRACE system to win one of these prestigious awards, cast your vote here: http://www.hpcwire.com/2012_Annual_HPCwire_Readers_Choice_Vote_Now.html. And be quick, because polls close on September 30, 2012. PRACE partners were nominated in the following categories:

Best use of HPC in financial services

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) on NVIDIA Fermi GPUs using CUDA


Best use of HPC in life sciences

Jülich Supercomputing Center using NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to uncover causes of/treatments for autism, Alzheimer’s, other neurological diseases.


Best use of HPC in "edge HPC" application

CURIE (bullx) supercomputer, owned by GENCI for the first full universe simulation, Observatoire de Paris http://www.genci.fr/

Best application of "green computing" in HPC

Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) and IBM for JUQUEEN


Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) and IBM for SuperMUC with IBM iDataPlex


Best HPC collaboration between government and industry

GENCI’s bullx Supercomputer CURIE made available to PRACE users http://www.genci.fr/

Top supercomputing achievement

GENCI’S bullx CURIE supercomputer http://www.genci.fr/

The final presentation of these highly anticipated awards to each firm's leading executives will take place live during SC12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Please also visit the PRACE booth while you are there!


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 Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreements n° RI-261557 and n° RI-283493.

Please visit the PRACE website: http://www.prace-ri.eu

Or contact Marjolein Oorsprong, Communications Officer:

Telephone: +32 2 613 09 27 E-mail: M.Oorsprong[at]staff.prace-ri.eu

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