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.
- SHAPE 2nd Call
The Second Call for Applications aims to work with a few selected SMEs and introduce HPC-based tools and techniques into their business, operational, or production environment. It is open to all European SMEs that have an interesting idea that can be implemented using HPC. The selected solutions should bring a potential tangible Return on Investment to their business. Following an open selection process based on business and technical criteria, the project work will involve the following:
- Defining an appropriate HPC model for the selected solution;
- Assessing the solution’s business and technical viability;
- Possibility of using PRACE’s resources in order to test the solution (through PRACE Preparatory Access in an open R&D model).
PRACE experts will work with the selected SMEs in order to develop their solutions, providing the participating SMEs with knowledge that will allow them to make an informed decision on the selected HPC solution. Consideration will be given to independent service providers to become involved with the implementation at a later stage.
Application: The Second Call for Applications to the SHAPE opened on 10 November 2014 with a closing date of 15 January 2015. Submissions are no longer possible. The Selection Committee will consist of representatives of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), the PRACE Board of Directors (BoD) and the PRACE IP Project.
PRACE Launches Second Call for Applications under SHAPE (Press Releases SHAPE 2nd Call SHAPE 2nd 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.