Starting 1st of September 2020, the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest represents Romania in “EuroHPC-04-2019 - HPC (High Performance Computing) Competence Centres” European project funded by Euro HPC JU (Euro High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking) initiative which also includes the CASTIEL project with the aim of harmonizing the competence centres network in HPC that will be implemented.
“EuroHPC-04-2019 - HPC (High Performance Computing) Competence Centres” project is based on the expertise of 33 participants from the member and associated states for developing and implementing an integrated national competence centres network in HPC (High Performance Computing) as a single point of reference and of contact, with the aim of providing the expertise, experience and HPC resources available in Europe through a wide range of personalized service for access to resources, technology consulting and/or offering training courses mainly addressed towards industry, academic environment and national public administrations.
The national competence centres which are part of the network strengthened by the project will act at a local level for mapping the available HPC competences and identifying the existing gaps in knowledge, coordinate the HPC expertise al the national level and facilitate the access to European HPC opportunities.
Furthermore, the project aims at developing the national competencies in HPC (High Performance Computing), HPDA (High Performance Data Analytics) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) domains and raising the use of these technologies in the member states whilst also promoting the cooperation and implementation of best practice in all of Europe with the purpose of effectively addressing competence deficits and eliminating them, an essential factor of reinforcing technological autonomy and competitiveness at the European Union level.
The project, coordinated by the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), one of the members of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), will take place for a period of 2 years, benefiting from co-financing through the Horizon 2020 European programme.