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Event review: What data-driven innovation means for business in Scotland

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 6 Mar 2019 | 10:13

EPCC is at the heart of the Data Driven Innovation programme of  the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. This £661m programme will lead to the creation of major new data services for Scottish business, with EPCC providing the World Class Data Infrastructure (WCDI) that will underpin it.

Last week we hosted an event to explain the enormous potential of data-driven innovation for industry and to show how companies are already using data technologies to enhance commercial performance.

Fortissimo Marketplace: open for business

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 15 Jan 2019 | 11:52

 

The Fortissimo 2 project ended on 31 December 2018. Together with its predecessor (the plain old 'Fortissimo project') it has helped over 100 SMEs and mid-caps to run experiments that demonstrate the effectiveness of providing HPC services using a business model derived from cloud computing, thereby making it much lower risk for small companies to use HPC. 

Scottish Administrative Data Research Partnership

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 13 Dec 2018 | 16:34

EPCC has received funding via the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to continue its work with the Scottish Administrative Data Research Partnership (S-ADRP).

The aim of the partnership is to enable research that leads to policy decisions that will in turn will help Scotland progress towards the vision outlined in the National Performance Framework. This framework helps to shape high level research priorities for Scottish Government, including tackling poverty, providing quality jobs and fair work for all, and ensuring that we live in inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe communities. S-ADRP consists of a number of Strategic Impact Programmes (SIPs) each dealing with a research priority.

Fortissimo: a boost for European business

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 10 Sep 2018 | 00:00

December 2018 marks the end of the Fortissimo project. EPCC has been collaborating in the programme since 2013, and during this time 92 business experiments have been carried out with over 100 small European companies, many of which had no previous experience of using HPC.

Fortissimo Marketplace: Cloud-based HPC for business

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | 10:57

Europe’s major HPC centres have joined with software vendors and application experts to create the Fortissimo Marketplace, which offers cloud-based HPC services to industry. 

Fortissimo Marketplace: a one-stop-shop for modelling and simulation services

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 3 Jun 2016 | 14:34

 

A consortium of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres and HPC experts is developing the Fortissimo Marketplace, a one-stop-shop where end-users will access modelling and simulation services, plus high-performance data analytics.

Fortissimo Marketplace: open for business

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | 11:13

EPCC leads the Fortissimo project, which lowers the barriers for industrial users to access HPC-based simulation by offering the benefits of the cloud computing model (such as pay-per-use), together with support for first-time users.

Fortissimo Marketplace goes public

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | 15:48

The Fortissimo Marketplace is now open for business.

Fortissmo lowers the barriers for industrial users to access HPC-based simulation by offering the benefits of the cloud computing model (such as pay-per-use), together with support for first time users. Making HPC simulation more accessible to SMEs will increase their competitiveness - one of the key goals of the I4MS programme that supports Fortissimo.

ParCo 2015: the International Parallel Computing Conference

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 16 Sep 2015 | 15:14

The International Parallel Computing Conference  (ParCo) was held in Edinburgh from 1st–4th September. ParCo2015 was the 16th instance of the series which started in 1983, making it the longest running series of international conferences in Europe on advances in the development and application of  parallel computing technologies.

ParCo 2015 comes to Edinburgh

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | 10:48

Later this year, The University of Edinburgh is hosting ParCo2015, the International Conference on Parallel Computing.

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