Valérie Pécresse, French ministry of higher education and research, has inaugurated, on October 25th 2010, the Très grand centre de calcul (TGCC), operated by CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives), in Bruyères-le-Châtel near Paris.

This new computing center will host the French petaflopic supercomputer, Curie, which is part of the PRACE Research Infrastructure. Curie will be installed by the end of the year and fully available in 2011.