More training in high performance computing available for scientists

SURFsara selected as PRACE Training Centre

16 MAY 2017

SURFsara has been selected as one of 4 new PRACE Training Centres (PTCs). This enables us to carry out more training events in high performance computing, which will benefit scientists from both The Netherlands and surrounding regions.

Open to all researchers

It also gives us the opportunity to train more of our trainers to provide intermediate- and advanced-level trainings. All trainings and materials provided by SURFsara will be in English and each training will have the length of 1-3 days. The trainings carried out by SURFsara in the context of PRACE will be open to all researchers from academia and industry free of charge. PTC training events are due to begin in the 2017-2018 academic year and are announced on the PRACE Events website.

Geographical coverage and width

PRACE has selected 4 members to set up PRACE Training Centres:

  • IT4Innovations, Czech Republic
  • GRNET, Greece
  • ICHEC, Ireland
  • SURFsara, The Netherlands

The PTCs will complement the already existing 6 PRACE Advanced Training Centres. The new centres will expand the geographical coverage as well as the width of the PRACE Training offer. PRACE Advanced Training Centres were established in 2012 to coordinate and carry out state-of-the art training and education activities that enable the European research community to utilise the computational infrastructure available through PRACE.


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. PRACE is partly financed by the EU via the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. PRACE counts 25 European countries as its members. SURFsara represents the Netherlands within the project.
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Latest modifications 16 May 2017