GENCI supports French scientific and industrial competitiveness through its three missions:
- Implementing the national strategy of equipping France with the means for supercomputing, storage and processing of massive data associated with AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies and future quantum technologies for the benefit of French and European open scientific research in conjunction with the three national computing centers ;
- Support the realization of an integrated HPC, AI and quantum ecosystem on a national and European scale;
- Promote digital simulation through HPC among academic open research teams and industry.
GENCI acquires national HPC resources, i.e. supercomputers and storage facilities.
The supercomputers acquired by GENCI under specific procedures are hosted and operated by its Associates' three national computing centers: the CINES (France Universités); the IDRIS (CNRS) and the TGCC (CEA).
GENCI allocates computing hours mainly through two annual calls for projects for requests for large resources. Researchers wishing to use the resources and receive support in doing so must submit an application file as part of the "DARI" (Demande d'attribution de ressources informatiques) via the "edari"
The allocation procedure mobilizes 11 Thematic Committees in particular. It is ISO 9001 certified.
The use of national HPC resources is offset by an obligation to publish within the framework of open science regulations and recommendations.
- GENCI contributes to the promotion of numerical simulation through dissemination actions, enhancement of scientific production mobilizing its resources and communication actions.