HPC, computing, calcul haute performance, calcul intensif, mésocentres, mésochallenges, recherche, PME, SiMSEO

Equipement d'excellence de calcul intensif de Mesocentres coordonnés - Tremplin vers le calcul petaflopique et l'exascale

Equipements d'excellence (EQPX)

Equipements d'excellence

Informations générales

Référence projet : 10-EQPX-0029
Etablissement Coordinateur : Grand Equipement National De Calcul Intensif
Région du projet : Île-de-France
Discipline : 1 - Math Info

Aide de l'ANR 10 495 700 euros
Investissement couvrant la période de février 2011 à décembre 2019

Résumé de soumission

Selected in 2011 as part of the first “Equipements d’excellence” (“Excellence Equipment”) project call for the “Investissements d’avenir” (“Future Investments”) programme, the Equip@meso project, coordinated by Genci, is composed of 10 university HPC régional centers (also called « mésocenters » in French) : Université de Strasbourg, Université Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, Université Grenoble-Alpes, Université Aix-Marseille, PRES Université de Toulouse, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Maison de la simulation (CEA), PRES Paris Sciences et Lettres, Université Reims-Champagne Ardenne, CRIANN.

The Equip@meso project has the following initial objectives :


To strengthen the foundation of the national HPC ecosystem and to increase the HPC capacities of the centres

To foster the knowledge transfer between the centres

To deliver a service of excellence and proximity, for training, education and computing, complementing the national resources by means of specific scientific leadership

To extend the dissemination of HPC towards the industry and the SMEs to the local level.


Five years after the launch of Equip@meso in 2011, the following major results can be observed :


Total Power doubled : almost 800 Tflop/s in total were installed under the project (total computing power available x2), in a huge variety of configurations, by the 10 different partners.

5 new partners have joined the project since 2012 (without funding)

National training, local sessions and seasonal schools are organized each year for helping scientists to use the new systems. Equip@meso also organizes an annual dedicated day to highlight the scientific achievements obtained with the new systems bought by the mesocentres

Disseminaton : since 2011, more than 20 SMEs received support from Equip@meso for developing an HPC industrial proof of concept. Following this first step, Genci, in partnership with 7 regional plateforms backed by Equip@meso mesocenters, launched in 2016 a French-Funded programme called « SiMSEO »


L'auteur de ce résumé est le coordinateur du projet, qui est responsable du contenu de ce résumé. L'ANR décline par conséquent toute responsabilité quant à son contenu.

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