At the end of its 12th call for proposals, PRACE allocated a total of 689 million core hours to 27 projects (out of 92 applied for), bringing globally to 11.4 billion the total of hours and to 435 the total of projects awarded by the European research infrastructure since 2010.
Among the 27 projects awarded, 6 are carried out by French scientists (22%) for a total of 110 million core hours (16% allocations).
These 27 projects, inluding 2 multi-year projects, benefit from a one-year allocation, between March 2016 and March 2017 on the supercomputers Marenostrum (BSC, Spain) and Fermi (Cineca, Italy).
This call for proposals allowed PRACE to continue its support to two FET (Future and Emerging Technology) flagship projects of the European Commission: Graphene in the field of materials and Human Brain Project (HBP) for modeling the brain.
It also permitted to continue helping European industrials by awarding more than 33 million core hours to a research project carried out by the French company Sanofi for molecular modelong applied to the discovery of new drugs.
In the context of these results, French users, scientists as well as industrials, remain the 1st beneficiairies of PRACE resources (number of projects).
The PRACE 13th call for proposals, closed on 1st april, will allow the awarded projects to use its ressources from September 2016 to September 2017.