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Welcome to the Swiss Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) - PASC is a structuring project jointly supported by the Swiss University Conference (SUC) and the Council of Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH Board).

PASC is coordinated by the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in collaboration with CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre of the ETH Zurich, and with the other Swiss universities and the EPF Lausanne.

The platform’s overarching goal is to position Swiss computational sciences in the emerging exascale-era. It is complementary to the supercomputing-hardware-focused elements of the Swiss High-Performance and Networking (HPCN) initiative. The PASC consolidates and builds on the achievements of the current High-Performance and High-Productivity Computing (HP2C) project which supported 13 large-scale projects in the period 2009-2013.

PASC aims to promote joint effort to address key scientific issues in different domain sciences through interdisciplinary collaborations between domain scientists, computational scientists, software developers, computing centres and hardware developers. Thus, PASC builds on the principle of co-design, namely that software codes exploiting the potential of the next generation of computing architectures need to be jointly and interactively developed by these actors throughout the whole value chain.