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SHAPE Selects Eight Innovative HPC Projects for Access to PRACE Supercomputers

shapeToday the SME HPC Adoption Program in Europe announced the winners from its recent Call for Proposals. SHAPE is a pan-European program supported by PRACE which aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by HPC, thus increasing their competitiveness.

The Selection Committee has awarded eight innovative projects submitted by European SMEs for access to PRACE systems:

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The SMEs leading these projects come from a diverse range of industries, including medicine, aerodynamic engineering, climate modelling, aerospace, energy, aero-acoustics, aeronautics, and drug discovery.

“As former Vice-Chair and current Chair of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee, I am pleased to see the growing uptake of HPC by European SMEs,” said Anders Rhod Gregersen of Vestas Wind Systems A/S. “Much of Europe’s innovation comes from SMEs and start-ups and the HPC support offered by PRACE will certainly encourage this further.”

SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Program in Europe) is a pan-European program supported by PRACE. The Program aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by High-Performance Computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness. The program allows SMEs to benefit from the expertise and knowledge developed within the top-class PRACE Research Infrastructure. Since its inception in 2014, SHAPE has supported projects from close to 30 European companies.

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