June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: FORTISSIMO – Bringing HPC Solutions to SMEs across Europe
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
03:30 pm - 03:45 pm
Room:   Hall 2
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Speaker:   Mark Parsons, EPCC
Abstract:   Modelling and simulation using High Performance Computers can deliver enormous business benefits to companies, both large and small. Although large companies can often afford to invest in their own HPC systems, this is not the case for Europe's Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). To make HPC useful within such businesses a number of hurdles need to be overcome. FORTISSIMO is helping manufacturing SMEs from across Europe get over these hurdles and explore how HPC can lead to new and better products and services. This talk will report on the first year of FORTISSIMO and the benefits that SMEs are seeing from the project.