Get in SHAPE: high performance computing for SMEs

8th Call for Applications is open until 1 December 2018

29 OCT 2018

The 8th Call for Applications to SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from high performance computing (HPC) for increasing their competitiveness.

Machine time and expertise

The applications are reviewed and rated, based principally on the strength of the business case and technical feasibility of the proposed work. The successful SMEs then can receive machine time on a PRACE system, and most importantly effort from a PRACE expert to work alongside the SME in evaluating and/or developing the HPC-based solution. In return the SME provides in-kind effort, publicity of their participation in SHAPE, and a public white paper on the work achieved in the project at its conclusion. 

PRACE: Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe

The mission of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is to enable high-impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to realise this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. PRACE also seeks to strengthen the European users of HPC in industry through various initiatives. SURFsara is one of the HPC centers connected to PRACE.

More information about SHAPE

Since its inception in 2013, SHAPE has enabled over 40 SMEs located throughout Europe, working in many fields (including computational fluids dynamics, steel casting, medicine, genomics, environment and renewable energies, artificial intelligence), to demonstrate the concrete benefits of using HPC for improving their competitiveness. 

For more information about the call, visit the PRACE website.

Latest modifications 29 Oct 2018