Cenaero inaugurates the supercomputer Lucia

Cenaero strengthens its activities thanks to supercomputer Lucia

On November 15th 2022, Cenaero inaugurated supercomputer Lucia. Hosted in Charleroi, Belgium within the A6K ecosystem, this new high-performance computing tool operated by Cenaero will allow to intensify fundamental and applied research.

With this new supercomputer, the Walloon region strengthens and consolidates its leadership in terms of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.


PRACE Info Bulletin - October 2020

Keeping you up to date with all PRACE news !

PRACE Project Access 22nd Call

The 22nd PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access is open for applications until 27 October 2020.


Join PRACE at the virtual exhibition of SC20 on 17, 18 and 19 November.

SHAPE 12th Call

The 12th Call for Applications to PRACE SHAPE invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from HPC to increase their competitiveness.

It is open for applications until 1 December 2020.


VSC is organising 4 sessions on Quantum Computing

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundations of Quantum Computing
  • Understand the difference and relationship between Quantum Computing and Classical Computing
  • Get the “feeling” for Quantum Computing using IBM Quantum Experience and Qiskit
  • Get inspired about potential application areas for Quantum Computing
  • Start or accelerate your personal “Quantum Journey”

​Targeted Audience

  • Academic Members of VSC
    • Professors
    • PhD students
    • Postdoctoral Researchers

EuroHPC - Calls for proposals 2019

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has launched on 25th July 2019 the annual Calls for Proposals.

The EuroHPC JU calls for proposals:

  • Towards Extreme Scale Technologies and Applications and
  • Innovating and Widening the HPC use and skills base

are now open in accordance with the annual EuroHPC Work Plan of the year 2019.


Feedback on workshop "Performance analysis and optimization using MAQAO"

A workshop about the usage of the MAQAO framework has been organized on June 13th, 2019 in the Cenaero’s premises. MAQAO (Modular Assembly Quality Analyzer and Optimizer) is a performance analysis and optimization framework operating at binary level with a focus on core performance.

Its main goal of is to guide application developpers along the optimization process through synthetic reports and hints. It is a guide to help in vectorization’s improvements of users’ applications.


Workshop "Performance analysis and optimization using MAQAO"

The workshop "Performance analysis and optimization using MAQAO" will take place on THURSDAY, JUNE 13th in Cenaero Large Meeting Room. Please, save the date !

Reminder: Agenda :

  • 8h30: Welcome
  • 9h00: General presentation of MAQAO
  • 9h45: Coffee Break
  • 10h00 - 12h00: Hands-on (exercises - get used to MAQAO)
  • 12h00: Break
  • 13h00 - 16h00: Analyze the users' code with MAQAO (for those of you who are interested)

More information to follow for the afternoon session.


Invitation - VSC Users Day 2019

You are cordially invited to participate in the VSC Users Day 2019 in Brussels on Tuesday June 4.
Below you find the preliminary program.  
Registration is free but mandatory via before May 17.


11th CÉCI Scientific Meeting, April 25th, ULB

The 11th CÉCI Scientific Meeting (Groupe de contact FNRS "Calcul Intensif") will take place at ULB on Thursday, April 25 afternoon.

The program with the list of the talks is available at:


Hands-on workshops @PRACEdays19

Hands-on workshops @PRACEdays19

During PRACEdays19 – as part of the EuroHPC Summit Week, taking place in Poznań, Poland from 13 to 17 May 2019, PRACE offers 5 hands-on workshops:

  1. Big data analysis with R Hadoop
  2. Introduction to Spark
  3. Introduction to machine learning/AI
  4. Development of modern authentication and authorization mechanisms
  5. Introduction to HPC computing

For further details please see


Upcoming PRACE MOOC: Defensive programming and debugging

What is a software bug? How can we prevent them? How can we find and fix them quickly and efficiently?

If you are a programmer or have ever used software applications, you know that software bugs can have serious consequences and that finding and fixing bugs is a difficult and time consuming task.

In the Defensive Programming and Debugging MOOC, you will learn to minimize the number of bugs, pinpoint and fix them using professional tools and techniques for both serial and parallel programs.