Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CINES)
CINES is located in Montpellier (France), and offers computer services to the scientific community in public research and higher education. It is a public national organization, under the authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
CINES offers services in:
- High-Performance Computing (its supercomputer is ranked 18 in the Top500 of June 2010),
- Long term data and digital document preservation,
- 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 funding large HPC infrastructures for the French public research.
CINES is involved in PRACE, HPC Europa 2 european projects as well as other digital repositories accreditation initiatives (Data Seal of Approval).