The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) is Ireland’s national HPC centre, which provides advanced technical solutions and infrastructure to academia, industry and the public sector
ICHEC is a national body under the aegis of the National University of Ireland, Galway. It was established in 2005 and has since directly supported over 1,400 academic researchers. Public sector engagement followed in 2007, when ICHEC established a strategic partnership with the national weather forecasting agency Met Éireann. An active programme of industry engagement was initiated in 2009..This has resulted in thriving programmes of public sector and industrial engagement, with well-known multinational corporations and public bodies.
ICHEC has been a member of PRACE since 2010. In particular, ICHEC contributes to the Operational Services for the HPC Eco-System, Applications Enabling and Support, Dissemination and Outreach, and Training work packages.
Since its establishment in 1845, NUI Galway has developed a distinguished record in scholarship and research. With over 170 years experience of academic excellence,the university is one of Ireland’s foremost educational institutions. Starting from a small base of 68 students in the 1840’s, NUI Galway is now home to almost 18,000 students from over 90 countries around the world. It is now counted among the top 250 Universities according to the QS and the Times Higher Education ranking.