PRACE aisbl opened the fourth SHAPE call for proposals between 22 June and 9 September 2016. The Selection Committee, made up of representatives of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), the PRACE Board of Directors (BoD) and the PRACE IP Project, reviewed all applications and awarded four innovative projects submitted by European SMEs for access to PRACE systems.
- SHAPE Programme
SHAPE, the SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe is a pan-European, PRACE-based programme supporting HPC adoption by SMEs. The Programme aims to raise awareness and equip European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities opened up by High Performance Computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness.
HPC is a powerful technology that can enable the development of new products or services, reduce time-to-market and cost of R&D or increase quality. The opportunities opened up by HPC are vast and an increasing number of SMEs turn to HPC in order to create new business opportunities.
The Programme will help European SMEs overcome barriers to using HPC, such as cost of operation, lack of knowledge and lack of resources. It will facilitate the process of defining a workable solution based on HPC and defining an appropriate business model.
To learn more about completed SHAPE projects, please view these SHAPE White Papers.
For questions about the PRACE SHAPE Programme, contact SHAPE Team.
This year’s Digest offers the reader an interesting variety of industrial PRACE supported projects and their results. In the Editorial Anders Rhod Gregersen, Chief Specialist at Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Denmark) and Chair of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee highlighted the importance for European companies to have access to PRACE infrastructure. The PRACE SHAPE programme offers European SME’s the resources of PRACE High Performance Computing to increase their competitiveness. This is the second time the PRACE Digest focus on Industry.
White Papers produced by SHAPE Projects
The Fourth Call is Open from 22 June to 9 September 2016 PRACE Research Infrastructure.SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) is a pan-European programme supported by PRACE. The Programme aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by High-Performance Computing (HPC), thus […]
SHAPE Third Call Selects Eight Innovative Projects from European SMEs (Press Releases SHAPE 3rd Call Press Releases & Announcements)
SHAPE Third call awards HPC access to eight European SMEs from four countries
PRACE Launches Third Call for Applications under SHAPE (Press Releases SHAPE SHAPE 3rd Call SHAPE 3rd Call Press Releases & Announcements SHAPE Programme)
SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) is a pan-European programme supported by PRACE. The Programme aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by High-Performance Computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness. The programme allows SMEs to benefit from the expertise and knowledge developed within the top-class PRACE Research Infrastructure.
PRACE Preparatory Access completes 20th cut-off with strong participation of industry (Industry Access Press Releases SHAPE-Related News)
PRACE Preparatory Access gives scientists and researchers a chance to develop, test and scale out their modelling programmes to be eligible for and successful on the highest class of supercomputers. Scalability of the code is a requirement for access to Tier-0 systems.
SHAPE Second Call Awards 11 Innovative Projects (Press Releases SHAPE 2nd Call Press Releases & Announcements)
After the success of the SHAPE Pilot Call in 2014, the PRACE Council decided to make SHAPE a permanent service of the PRACE Research Infrastructure. A second call for applications was launched on 10 November 2014 and closed on 15 January 2015. A Selection Committee consisting of representatives of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), the PRACE Board of Directors (BoD) and the PRACE IP Project reviewed all applications and awarded 11 innovative projects submitted by European SMEs access to PRACE Tier-0 systems.
IDC Awards SHAPE-user Nexio Simulation (Press Releases SHAPE Pilot Call Press Releases & Announcements)
On 18 November 2014, International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the eighth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the SC’14 high performance computing (HPC) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Two sets of winners are announced each year, at the November SC conference in the U.S. and the June ISC HPC conference in Germany. This round saw a second winner from PRACE SHAPE, after the award for Thesan in June.
Toward Better Failure Prediction for Crash Simulations using HPC (Announcements Industry Access SHAPE Pilot Call Press Releases & Announcements)
PSA Peugeot Citroën collaborated with Altair, Ecole Polytechnique Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides (LMS) and PRACE to perform a study of automotive crash rupture simulations, investigating ways to improve material failure criteria and better predict cracks.