Getting compute time in other centres
- PRACE - Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe has a program to get access to the tier-0 infrastructure in Europe.
- HPC-Europa2 was the second phase of a program that gave the opportunity for a collaborative visit (up to three months) to a research center associated with some of Europe's leading HPC centres. Besides the opportunity to work closely with scientists of one of those institutions, the program also offered access to the infrastructure of the associated HPC centre and HPC consultancy from experienced staff. The funding covered travel costs, subsistence expenses and accommodation. The program is now applying for a renewal (HPC-Europa3) so keep an eye on the web site for possible future calls.
- The DOE leadership computing program INCITE also offers compute time to non-US-groups. It is more or less the equivalent of the PRACE tier-0 computing program. The annual deadline for proposals is usually end of June.
Training programs in other centres
- PRACE training programs
- HLRS, Stuttgart (Germany)
- Leibniz RechenZentrum, Garching, near München (Germany), organised together with the Erlangen Computing Centre.
- PRACE, Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe
- EGI - European Grid Initiative, the successor of the EGEE - Enabling Grids for E-SciencE program
- HET, HPC in Europe Taskforce, a project within ESFRI, European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
- The e-IRG, e-Infrastructure Reflection Group
Some grid efforts
- WLCG - World-wide LHC Computing Grid, the compute grid supporting the Large Hedron Collider at Cern
- The XSEDE program in the US which combines a large spectrum of resources across the USA in a single virtual infrastructure
- The Open Science Grid (OSG) is a grid focused on high throughput computing in the US and one of the resource providers in the XSEDE project
Some HPC centres in Europe
- CÉCI - Consortium des Équipements de Calcul Intensif, the equivalent of the VSC run by the French Community of Belgium
- Danmark: The DeIC - Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation is a virtual organisation just as the VSC in which several universities participate
- GCS, Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, a collaboration of three German national supercomputer centres
- HLRN, Norddeutscher Verbund für Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnen, a German supercomputer center in which 7 Bundesländer ("States") in Northern Germany participate
- Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Rechenzentrum Garching of the Max Planck Society and the IPP (Institute for Plasma Physics)
- Finland: CSC.
GENCI, Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif, coordinates the 3 French national supercomputer centres:
- CCRT/CEA, Centre de Calcul Recherche et Technologie, which also runs the French Tier-0 cluster for the PRACE program.
- CINES, Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur.
- IDRIS, Institut du Développement et des Ressources en Informatique Scientifique.
- GENCI, Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif, coordinates the 3 French national supercomputer centres:
- Ireland: ICHEC, Irish Centre for High-End Computing.
- Italy: CINECA, a non profit Consortium, made up of 32 Italian universities, The National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - OGS, the CNR (National Research Council), and the Ministry of University and Research.
- Netherlands: SURFsara, the organisation running the Dutch academic supercomputers
- Norway: The NOTUR (Norwegian Metacenter for Computational Science) projects (managed by UNINETT Sigma) coordinates the HPC efforts at Norwegian universities
- Spain: BSC, Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
- SNIC, the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, is a meta-centre that coordinates high-performance and grid computing in 6 Swedish supercomputer centres and that represents Sweden in PRACE
- PDC Center for High Performance Computing at KTH houses the largest supercomputer of Sweden.
- Switzerland: CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputer Center, an autonomous unit of ETH Zürich
- Archer, the UK national supercomputer service run by EPCC
- University of Bristol Advanced Computing Research Centre
- University of Cambridge High Performance Computing Service
- ARCCA, Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff
- EPCC, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre
- HPC Wales, also a consortium of universities similar to the VSC