PRACE has released a set of seven whitepapers from their SHAPE pilot program. Designed to bolster use of HPC by small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe, the SHAPE pilot worked with a few selected SMEs and introduced HPC-based tools and techniques into their business.
These first selected applications developed by SMEs give an excellent impression of what industrial players both large and small are capable of when given access to the right tools, in this case PRACE’s world-class HPC resources and services,” said Mr. Jürgen Kohler, Chair of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee. “We will be attentively following the outcomes of these selected projects which will clearly demonstrate how PRACE can foster co-operation between science and industry to strengthen European industrial competitiveness.”
Shape Whitepapers include:
- Albatern Ltd, UK > Numerical Simulation of Extremely Large Interconnected WaveNET Arrays. Albatern develops novel interconnected offshore marine renewable energy devices. The goal of the project is to develop and deploy a code to simulate a large scale WaveNET array using HPC parallel technology. The results of the simulations will contribute by mitigating risk and reduce overall development time and cost.
- Audionamix, France > Unmix Up. A benchmark of linear algebra libraries for HPC. Audionamix is a French company developing innovative audio unmixing technologies, relying on computationally intensive optimization algorithms.The project will help Audionamix to explore the latest hardware and software solutions. The unmixing algorithms will be adapted to enable multi-GPU-based hardware configurations. The improvements in technology speed are expected to unveil new business opportunities in processing large audio material bases, accelerating R&D inside the company.
- ENTARES Engineering / NEXIO, France > CAPITOL-HPC+. Electromagnetic simulation for large model using HPC. ENTARES Engineering is a French SME developing electromagnetism simulation software to study the electromagnetic behavior of products during the design, before the manufacturing phase. This project aims to validate a quick and easy parallel simulation tool that can be operated at an early stage of system design, with a controlled level of accuracy. In addition, a commercial offer for this software environment, such as pay-per-use scheme, developing a partnership with a computing center to propose a service, will be investigated.
- Juan Yacht Design, SL, (JYD), Spain > Testing LES turbulence models in race boat sails. Juan Yacht Design SL is a Spanish company specialized in the design of sail boats. The project aims at testing new methods for the design of racing boat sails using novel HPC simulation techniques, introducing competitive advantages that will allow JYD to become a world class leader in this segment.
- MONOTRICAT S.r.l., Italy > Hull resistance simulations for an innovative hull using OpenFOAM. Monotricat SRL is an Italian company that designs an innovative hull, characterized by hydrodynamic efficiency; the aim of the proposed project is to use CFD on HPC methodologies applied to its hull in order to optimize their R&D work flow.
- NSilico Life Science Ltd, Ireland > Novel HPC Technologies for Rapid Analysis in Bioinformatics. NSilico is a company based in Ireland, developing integrated molecular diagnostics and analytic tools for the life sciences and healthcare industries. The project aims at identify accurate data analytic applications for ribosomal RNA sequence analysis taking advantage of massively parallel architectures. This would not only provide a technical advantage but would also provide the developed solution with greater access to commercial markets.
- THESAN S.p.A, Italy > Design improvement of a rotary turbine supply chamber through CFD analysis. Thesan is an Italian SME involved in energy sustainability. The project aims to optimise the design of a volumetric machine (hydraulic turbine) currently being developed by Thesan, improving the overall performance by designing and realising rotating chambers where the fluid flows, drastically cutting down the time and resources needed to construct a physical prototype and actually building the preferred structure only.
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