Pilot offers PRACE users access to FENIX e-infrastructure

25 Sep 2018

For the first time, successful proposals in the 18th PRACE Call for proposals for project access will have the opportunity to use Fenix computing resources provided by the ICEI project, as part of a pilot. The PRACE call for proposals is open from 4 September to 30 October 2018.

“We are pleased to announce that ICEI is giving scientists access to world-class computing and data infrastructure in the current PRACE call,” says Dirk Pleiter, ICEI project coordinator. “This marks the first step towards a close collaboration between PRACE and ICEI”.


Additional computing systems available

From now scientists will have access to both PRACE computer systems and Fenix infrastructure services. On the one hand, PRACE offers high-performance computing systems (called Tier-0 systems) and their operations, provided by five PRACE hosting members: BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, ETH Zurich / CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany, and GENCI representing France. On the other hand, Fenix offers the following infrastructure and services:

Computing services

Data services


  • Interactive computing
  • (Elastic) scalable computing
  • Virtual machine
  • Active data repositories
  • Federated archival data repositories
  • Data mover services, data location and data transport
  • Authentication and authorisation
  • Fenix user and resource management
  • Monitoring
  • Internal/external interconnect


Should you be interested in applying to the following call, please visit the PRACE website where you will find more information on how to apply. For more information about the infrastructure and the resources planned to be available, visit the infrastructure section.



The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 5 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, ETH Zurich/CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 730913. For more information, see www.prace-ri.eu

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Fenix has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme through the ICEI project under the grant agreement No. 800858.