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As a major French player in the HPC field, CEA and especially its DAM Ile-de-France centre of expertise are taking part in projects of System@tic competitiveness cluster and of the 7th Framework Program for Research and Development ( FP7) of the European Union.

National Projects  

  • Maison de la Simulation
    La Maison de la Simulation :

    "La Maison de la Simulation" is a project involving five partners (CEA, CNRS, INRIA, Orsay University and University of Versailles - St Quentin), which is meant to motivate, support and stimulate the scientific communities to make the best usage of supercomputers, especially those deployed as part as GENCI and PRACE European project.

European projects

  • The Human Brain Project aims to put in place a cutting-edge research infrastructure that will allow scientific and industrial researchers to advance our knowledge in the fields of neuroscience, computing, and brain-related medicine.

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    ICEI / FENIX  Interactive Computing E-Infrastructure for the Human Brain Project :
  • Five leading European supercomputing centres are committed to develop, within their respective national programs andservice portfolios, a set of services that will be federated across a consortium.

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  • SAGE 2 : Percipient StorAGE for Exascale Data Centric Computing 2.
  • Sage2

    Sage2, follow on to the SAGE project, again led by Seagate, intends to validate a next generation storage system building on top of the already existing SAGE platform to address new use case requirements in the areas of extreme scale computing scientific workflows and AI/deep learning leveraging the latest developments in storage infrastructure software and storage technology ecosystem.

    Sage2 aims to provide significantly enhanced scientific throughput, improved scalability, and, time & energy to solution for these workloads. Sage2 will also dramatically increase the productivity of developers and users of these systems.

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  • Prace
    PRACE : Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, Pan-European HPC infrastructure.
  • French tier-0 Joliot Curie supercomputer, funded by GENCI and partly devoted to PRACE, is hosted by CEA at TGCC.
    CEA also participates to “PRACE Implementation Phase” FP8 projects, which support PRACE deployment.

International collaborations

  • DOE/NNSA : CEA/DAM/DIF has also strong relations with its sister labs in the HPC field.


  • Riken
    RIKEN : since 2017 CEA and RIKEN have been focusing on improving their supercomputing technologies and optimising a selection of scientific applications, in particular on ARM-based architectures. In the collaboration CEA/DIF/DSSI activities include, but are not limited to, programming languages and environments, performance evaluation, and system level features.

  • DOE/NNSA : CEA/DAM/DIF has also strong relations with its sister labs in the HPC field.


Joint laboratories  


May 2021