D7.2: Final Report on Applications Enabling Services

Chris Johnson, Sebastian Lührs
2019 Zenodo  
Task T7.1 "Applications Enabling Services on PRACE Systems" in Work Package 7 (WP7) of PRACE-5IP aims to provide HPC enabling support for the applications of European researchers and small and medium enterprises to ensure the applications can effectively exploit the various PRACE HPC systems. Task T7.1 within PRACE-5IP is an ongoing activity which was already established and described in deliverables of former PRACE-IP projects. There were two activities in T7.1: T7.1.A Preparatory Access: This
more » ... activity provides code enabling and optimisation to European researchers as well as industrial projects to make their applications ready for Tier-0 systems. Projects can continuously apply for such services via the Preparatory Access Calls Type C (PA Type C) and Type D (PA Type D) with a cut-off every three months for evaluation of the proposals. PA Type C provides support and access to a PRACE Tier-0 system while PA Type D provides support and access to a PRACE Tier-1 system to finally reach Tier-0 scalability. In total nine Preparatory Access cut-offs have been carried out in PRACE-5IP and 17 projects received support within the context of the project. Beside the statistical overview about the cut-offs and all supported PRACE PA Type C and Type D projects, the report focuses on the optimisation work and results gained by the completed projects in PRACE-5IP. In total eight PA projects have finished their work since the last deliverable D7.1 and are reported within this deliverable. T7.1.B SHAPE: This activity has continued the support for SHAPE (the SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) into the final year of the PRACE-5IP project. SHAPE aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by High-Performance Computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness. Through a series of regular calls, successful applicants to the SHAPE programme get support effort from a PRACE HPC expert and access to mac [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6805993 fatcat:ovaqlqdoenhhrebqvlmbkmhk4y