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Posted: 16 Nov 2020 | 14:07
EuroCC will raise participating countries to a common high level in high-performance computing (HPC), high-performance data analytics (HPDA), and artificial intelligence (AI).
National Competence Centres (NCCs) will be responsible for surveying and documenting the core HPC, HPDA, and AI activities and expertise in each participating country. The ultimate goal is to make HPC available to different users from science, industry, public administration, and society.
Posted: 15 Jun 2020 | 11:18
We have become an accredited processor under the UK Digital Economy Act, following an audit process conducted by the Office for National Statistics. EPCC is one of only seven UK organisations to gain this accreditation.
The Digital Economy Act (DEA) came into force in 2017 and covers issues related to electronic communications infrastructure and services. Under the Act, an organisation may become accredited for the purposes of processing data, principally with the linkage or de-identification of data, or the storage and provision of secure access to the de-identified data. EPCC is accredited for storage and provision for the National Safe Haven that it operates on behalf of Public Health Scotland.
Posted: 24 Apr 2020 | 11:57
EPCC is a partner in the EXCELLERAT programme, which brings together key players from industry, research and HPC to provide services that will enable the European engineering industry to advance towards Exascale technologies. A Service Platform (including training, access to codes and software, and expert consultation) will be offered within EXCELLERAT where participants will be provided with the most suitable type of support, based on their own current needs.
Posted: 2 Dec 2019 | 10:36
The European Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications (EXCELLERAT) has spent its first year identifying the major challenges that must be overcome to reach Exascale performance for a set of reference applications.
There are great opportunities for engineering applications in exploiting exascale computing (that is, more than 1018 operations per second). This will be the case not only in academia but also industry: engineering is seen as having the biggest potential for exascale in the industrial field. EXCELLERAT brings together expertise in HPC and engineering software to support the development of applications that can exploit computing capability at this level.
Posted: 10 May 2019 | 11:28
EPCC has joined with other European HPC centres and engineering experts to form EXCELLERAT, the European Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications.
Engineering applications will be among the first to exploit Exascale computing (more than 1018 operations per second). This will be the case not only in academia but also industry, with engineering judged to have the biggest potential for Exascale in the industrial field. EXCELLERAT will bring together expertise in high performance computing and engineering software to support the development of applications capable of exploiting Exascale computing.
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 Edinburgh International Data Infrastructure (EIDF) 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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | 10:57