This September, a new project titled "National Competence Centres in the Framework of EuroHPC - EuroCC" started within the European Horizon 2020 programme.
The EuroCC activity will bring together the necessary expertise to set up a network of national competence centers for High-Performance Computing in 33 participating states of the EuroHPC JU. The goal is to provide a broad service portfolio tailored to the needs of users’ national industries, scientific and academic communities, and public administration.
Such an approach will strengthen existing and develop new national competencies for High-Performance Computing (HPC), High-Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) and the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Competence centers for HPC will be central to coordinating national initiatives, making it easier for all national users to access European HPC competencies and take advantage of opportunities in different industrial sectors and branches.
During the course of the project, Croatian national competence centre for HPC will be established, with the aim of becoming a go-to place for end users from science and high education, industry, and public administration. The users will get access to innovative solutions adapted to the maturity level of national and European HPC infrastructure, as well as different groups of users and their needs and requirements.
EuroCC project is coordinated by the Stuttgart University, while FER is one of seven Croatian institutions in the consortium led by University Computing Center (SRCE). FER’s project activities will be carried out by the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center.
Project duration is two years and project lead at FER is professor Mario Kovač, PhD.