The mesocentre in Aix-Marseille Université has been created in 2012, giving researchers and other academics access to high performance computing facilities. Its inauguration, in May 2013, has acknowledged the need for an ongoing and common effort aimed at putting together manpower and resources required when large scale parallel computing is important for research activities.
Principal missions are:
- Assist the development and improvement of scientific softwares, eg porting to larger national or European computing centers
- Give access to HPC resources for medium-size computations, at a scale larger than what is commonly available in research teams or local institutes
- Group HPC resources, hence limiting the costs associated with hosting, cooling, etc.
- Promote scientific computing towards SMEs, thanks to the HPC-PME initiative.
The access to the mesocentre resources is free of charge for academics. In order to get access, see the page Call for project .
Interested businesses may also ask for access. Please contact the scientific head of the mesocentre..