The European HPC Competence center aims to establish the framework for the use of national and European HPC resources. This will be achieved through focused activities, support and consultancy for academia, industry and public administration, including guidance knowledge transfer, use cases, dissemination and awareness. All activities will be harmonized across the European Competence Centers participating in the project to enable cross-country collaborations and to , align the national stakeholders in HPC, Data Analytics and AI within a national strategy. The EuroCC activities, with 32 members and associated countries on board, are coordinated by the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). The project aims to elevate the participating countries to a common high level within the fields of HPC, HPDA and artificial intelligence (AI). To this end, the EuroCC project will establish National Competence Centres (NCCs) in the participating countries, which will survey and document core HPC, HPDA, and AI activities and competencies of their respective countries. Ultimately, the goal is to make HPC available to different users from science, industry, public administration, and society.
The National Competence Centers will coordinate activities in all HPC-related fields at the national level and serve as a contact point for customers from industry, science, HPC experts, and the general public alike.
The EuroCC project is funded 50 percent through H2020, specifically through the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) and 50 percent through national funding programs within the partner countries. Learn more about EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, the initiative between the EU, European countries and private partners to develop a world class supercomputing ecosystem in Europe here.
CASTIEL and our European Partner
The Coordination and Support Action (CSA) CASTIEL leads to cross-European networking activities between National Competence Centres in HPC-related topics addressed through the EuroCC project. CASTIEL emphasizes training, industrial interaction and cooperation, business development, raising awareness of HPC-related technologies and expertise. As a hub for information exchange and training, CASTIEL promotes networking among NCCs and strengthens idea exchange by developing best practices. The identification of synergies, challenges, and possible solutions is implemented through the close cooperation of the NCCs at a European level.
CASTIEL combines the National Competence Centres formed in EuroCC into a pan-European network.