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(PresseBox) (Waibstadt-Daisbach, ) PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, takes an active role at ISC'09, Hamburg, Germany on June 23-36, 2009.

PRACE arranges a networking session during ISC'09. The session "PRACE: HPC for scientific breakthroughs" starts on Wednesday June 24 at 9:00 in the ISC'09 conference room C2.2.

Dr. Thomas Eickermann, PRACE project manager, FZJ, gives an update on the status of the project.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lippert, FZJ, shows how simulations on supercomputers led to one of the top 10 scientific breakthroughs in 2008. Dr. Sergi Girona, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, talks about novel architectures in HPC, especially the exploitation of Cell processors. Dr. Stefan Wesner, HLRS, motivates hybrid computing systems driven by a concrete industrial application.

The PRACE Award 2009 goes to a team from the Supercomputing Center of Galicia for their paper on 'High Scalability Multipole Method. Solving Half Billion of Unknowns'. Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem, PRACE Project Coordinator & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Research Center Jülich, will present the award at the opening session on June 23 starting at 10:15 in Hall 3. It is a prize for an outstanding scientific paper submitted to ISC by European students or young scientists on petascaling.

PRACE participates also in the ISC'09 exhibition at booth number 730. PRACE project members will show the results of the project and answer your questions. You are cordially invited to visit the PRACE booth!

About PRACE: The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe prepares the creation of a persistent pan-European HPC service, consisting of several tier-0 centres providing European researchers with access to capability computers and forming the top level of the European HPC ecosystem. PRACE is a project funded in part by the EU's 7th Framework Programme.