A Centre of Excellence can only be sustainable when the needs of its users are addressed in an adequate way. For EXCELLERAT this user base, comprises its community which many times has a dual role of knowledge carrier and solution provider at the same time. Members of this community are researchers, engineers, computer scientists and technologists, coming from both industry and academia, who all share the same passion for development of innovative, powerful HPC solutions for engineering. In particular, EXCELLERAT addresses the needs of the following audiences:
- Enterprises operating in Europe who specialise in HPC engineering applications – ranging from SMEs to large industries.
- Academic engineers and physical science researchers.
- Engineering enterprises operating in Europe who do not yet have a perceived need to use HPC, but could gain commercial advantage from using the centre.
- Academic HPC centres in Europe with expertise in working in both collaborative research with commercial partners and as suppliers of HPC resources.