SESAME Net officially launches the HPC4SME Assessment ToolPosted on 15 March 2017
As part of the SESAME Net project, funded by the European Commission, where ICHEC is the Irish partner, a network of supercomputing centres from across Europe has developed a free tool that enables companies to assess their potential to use supercomputers for solving problems.
In a few steps a company can determine, free of charge, whether it can benefit from use of supercomputer technologies (HPC or High Performance Computing); many companies are not aware of the potential opportunities. There is a common miss-conception among entrepreneurs that such technologies are reserved for large enterprises with extensive budgets for research and development coupled with a large number of scientific employees/collaborators. But the way of providing HPC services has evolved, including "Pay As You Go" models that enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to reap the benefits from relatively expensive HPC hardware and software in a cost effective manner.
Many worldwide and European companies from different sectors are successfully embracing HPC technology, demonstrated by examples where companies have gained competitive advantages and created innovative products/solutions via HPC. There are variety of
areas, where HPC services can bring many benefits: ranging from foundries, manufacturers of plastic products, design studios to financial services companies. There are also European and national funding calls aimed to stimulate the use of HPC in SMEs, since there is evidence that such activities can yield high returns on investment, by a factor of at least 10.
For companies who want to find out more about their potential to adopt/use HPC technologies, a management representative should join the SESAME Net community and fill in a questionnaire. Based on the responses, the company will receive a valuable assessment report, positioning its readiness and potential to use HPC. The report will also provide feedback on the company’s strengths and weaknesses in terms of HPC adoption, together with recommendations how to improve the company's potential. During and after the assessment process assistance is available from the SESAME Net partners to the company: in the form of a personal mentoring, on-line technical forum, training opportunities and consultancy services on current tenders for co-funding opportunities.
All this for FREE, for those who will take the assessment process by the end of March 2017!
You can join the SESAME Net community and begin the assessment process at https://www.network.sesamenet.eu/
Sufian Al Aswad
Tel: +353 1 524 1608
Systems Administrator, Research Performance Engineer, Computational Scientist & Dissemination and Communications positions open
|15th PRACE Call for Project Access is now open
15th PRACE Call for Project Access is now open from April 5th to May 30th, 2017
|SHAPE 5th Call Open
Opens March 31, Closes June 1
|Beyond Moore’s law: disruptive technology, opportunities and policy challenges
JC Desplat to address the Institute of European Affairs March 27th
|SESAME Net officially launches the HPC4SME Assessment Tool
Free assessment tool for SMEs to discover their HPC potential
Research Performance Engineer & Computational Scientist
|PRACEdays17 - Registration open!
Barcelona Supercomputing Center 16-18 May 2017
|ICHEC roadshow at Dublin Institute for Advance Studies
ICHEC roadshow at Dublin Institute for Advance Studies Feb 17th, 2017
|ICHEC at Rice University 2017 Oil & Gas HPC Conference
Joint LERO (ICHEC)-Tullow Oil-DDN Storage abstract accepted for Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference 2017
ICHEC is hosting an event entitled "Supercomputing SMEs" in Dublin on 26th January 2017
|Roberto Viola on HPC and Competitiveness in Ireland & Europe
Wed 30 Nov, Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St, Dublin
|ICHEC Director receives top French Honour
Professor JC Desplat, ICHEC director has received the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes
|PRACE CodeVault Launched
Open repository of HPC code samples launched