PRACE SHAPE European Project, Ongoing Activity
The SME HPC Access Programme in Europe (SHAPE) is a pan-European, PRACE-based programme supporting HPC adoption by SMEs. The Programme aims to equip European SMEs with the awareness and expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities opened by HPC, increasing their competitiveness.
A Pilot, trial phase of the programme, was set up in June 2013, and considered a success. It was followed by a second call in November 2014, at the end of PRACE-3IP activities. Regular SHAPE calls are expected in the forthcoming PRACE-4IP activity.
FORTISSIMO European Projects, Ongoing Activity
FORTISSIMO provides modelling and simulation services and tools running on a cloud of HPC resources via a “one-stop-shop”. Fortissimo simplifies access to advanced simulation services, with a specific focus on SMEs. Fortissimo places emphasis on the exploitation of opportunities at all levels of the value chain from the SME end-users to the providers of the HPC resources.