Deisa awards 30 million hours of computing time in 2008

Throughout 2008, 45 research groups are going to benefit from time on some of the fastest supercomputers in Europe, thanks to the supercomputing infrastructure of Deisa. Overall, this is the equivalent of 30m hours of computing using one processor core.

Deisa provides a network that provides scientists with access to Europe’s supercomputers from their own institution. Each year, a call for proposals is issued, allowing scientists to request processing time from computing facilities in the network.

The 45 projects chosen for 2008 cover the major areas of science, including 12 projects dedicated to materials sciences, eight to cosmology and eight to the life sciences. The earth sciences, plasma physics and informatics will also receive significant resources.

Previously, only countries within the Deisa network could access these resources, but the new projects include teams from Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Sweden, with collaborators from Canada, USA, Brazil and Israel.

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