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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  

  • 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.

Maison de la Simulation

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, 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 : 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 collaboration

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


Joint laboratories