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

Renouvellement du supercalculateur zenobe

Le Gouvernement wallon annonce l’investissement de 10 millions d'euros dans un nouveau supercalculateur Tier-1 au centre de Charleroi, au sein de l’écosystème A6K-E6K.


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.


Retour sur le workshop "Performance analysis and optimization using MAQAO"

Ce jeudi 13 juin 2019 a eu lieu dans les locaux de CENAERO un atelier de travail sur l’utilisation du logiciel MAQAO. MAQAO est un outil de profilage et d’analyse de performance de codes de calcul scientifique ; il fournit en outre des rapports précis sur la qualité de la vectorisation des points chauds des calculs ainsi que des aides significatives pour améliorer la qualité de la vectorisation.

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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.


Ouverture des inscriptions au Forum Teratec 2019

Le rendez-vous des experts internationaux de la Simulation et du Big Data
Mardi 11 et mercredi 12 juin 2019 - Ecole Polytechnique

Le Forum TERATEC est un évènement majeur en France et en Europe qui regroupe les meilleurs experts internationaux du HPC, de la Simulation et du Big Data, . Il confirme l’importance de ces technologies dans le développement de la compétitivité et des capacités d’innovation des entreprises. 


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