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PRACE partners awarded HPCwire's Readers' Choice Awards 2013

Every year at SC ( HPCwire announces the winners of the HPCwire Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice Awards. Among this year’s winners were PRACE partner HLRS, Germany ( and PRACE member GENCI, France (

HLRS together with DataDirect Networks for large scale problem resolution in automotive and physics received the 2013 Readers' Choice Award for Best use of HPC application in manufacturing.

The 2013 Readers' Choice Award for Best Application of “Big Data” in HPC went to GENCI CURIE for its DEUS (Dark Energy Universe Simulation) project.

The highly coveted HPCwire Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Choice Awards winners are selected by a polling of HPCwire’s global audience for the Readers’ Choice, combined with winners selected by a panel of editors, staff executives and HPC luminaries for the Editor’s Choice. The formal presentation of the awards takes place during the week of the Supercomputing Conference each year, which focuses upon high performance computing, hardware, software, networking, storage, and scientific breakthroughs. Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious awards presented during the conference, the awards honour demonstrated excellence and outstanding technological advancements achieved by the HPC community.

All 2013 nominees related to PRACE can be found here: The winners from 2012 can be found here:


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

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