European HPC support for SMEs

SHAPE

SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe

POP

Performance Optimisation and Productivity

PRACE’s programme to getting SMEs onto the HPC ladder
Free of charge

Optimised codes for advanced HPC use
Free of charge

Fortissimo

Advanced Simulation, Modelling & Data Analytics for Industry

EXCELLERAT

European Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications

Access and support to advanced HPC
Pay-Per-Use

Specialised access and support to advanced HPC for engineering SMEs and industries
Pay-Per-Use

 

  1. SHAPE – PRACE’s programme to getting SMEs onto the HPC ladder. Free of charge
    SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) is free of charge and offers European SMEs assistance in getting on the HPC ladder. Successful applicants receive effort from a PRACE expert, and time on PRACE hardware.
  2. POP – optimised codes for advanced HPC use. Free of charge
    POP provides performance optimisation and productivity services for academic and industrial codes. POP analyses existing parallel applications and audits their performance, suggesting approaches to address any issues found. Similar to SHAPE, the services offered are available at no cost to commercial organisations in the EU, but the nature of their service is such that it is aimed at SMEs and larger companies with codes already parallelised, as opposed to the first-timers SHAPE is targeted at.
  3. Fortissimo – access and support to advanced HPC. Pay-Per-Use
    One-stop, pay-per-use, on-demand access to advanced simulation, modelling and data analytics resources including software, hardware and expertise. The Fortissimo Marketplace was developed under the FP7 and H2020-supported Fortissimo projects.
  4. EXCELLERAT – specialised access and support to advanced HPC for engineering SMEs and industries. Pay-Per-Use
    A European Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications. EXCELLERAT supports several key engineering industries in Europe in dealing with complex applications using HPC technologies. It conducts research, provides leadership, guidance on good practice and user support mechanisms as well as training and networking activities to our community. EXCELLERAT’s goal is to help Europe leverage scientific progress in HPC-driven engineering and address current economic and societal challenges. The Centre is an initiative of several European High Performance Computing Centres.


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