(France), and offers computer services to the scientific community in public research and higher education. It is a public national institution, under the authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
CINES operates state of the art computer services in:
- High-Performance Computing (supercomputer ranked 24 in the Top500 as of June 2011) : facilities, services and user’s support;
- Long term data and digital document preservation: CINES is the national center for the archive of PhD Theses from French universities, and several other repositories related to humanities (PAC, the CINES preservation platform, stores 12To of scientific data as of June 2011);
- Hosting of computer equipment.
It also offers training sessions in High Performance Computing and Internet Data Communication, in cooperation with RENATER, the French national network for research and higher education (CIREN).
CINES is one of the Tier-1 computer operators and sites of national relevance selected by GENCI, in charge of financing large HPC infrastructures for the French public research.
CINES is currently involved in European projects such as PRACE, PRACE-1IP, PRACE-2IP, HPC Europa 2, APARSEN, EUDAT, etc.
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