Interest and use of advanced computing in Portugal has grown exponentially – the results of the third Advanced Computing Project Competition certainly show that!
In this edition, of the 168 applications submitted, 140 were approved. The overall approval rate thus stands at 86%, the highest ever recorded.
This initiative, organized by the Foundation for Science and Technology, through its FCCN unit, provides 50 national institutions with 40 million CPU core.hours and 46,000 GPU.hours.
The approved projects will be guided by the National Network for Advanced Computing (RNCA), which brings together High Performance Computing (HPC), Scientific Cloud (SCC) and Virtual Research Environments (VRE) resources in various parts of the country.
The 140 applications will access these resources in NAVIGATOR, operating at the University of Coimbra’s Advanced Computing Laboratory, in OBLIVION and VISION, installed at the University of Évora’s HPC Center, and in CIRRUS and STRATUS, owned by the National Infrastructure for Distributed Computing (INCD).