PRACE partner Jülich joins XSEDE

Jülich, (PresseBox) - The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) partners in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) that started in July 2011 and receives 121 million USD of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the US.

XSEDE is a partnership of 17 organisations to provide scientists in the US from all disciplines with easy access to most advanced digital resources. XSEDE will be developed under the leadership of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Research Centre Jülich has been selected as the only non-US partner. It will contribute the UNICORE software ( that is developed and supported as Open Source software under the direction of Jülich's JSC. UNICORE allows seamless access to distributed resources via the Internet. It is deployed and proven in PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, to access systems in the European HPC ecosystem.

More information: XSEDE: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment,

About PRACE: The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international nonprofit 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 agreements n° RI-261557 and n° RI- 283493.

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