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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 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.

HPC for business

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | 13:10

The Fortissimo project, which is coordinated here at EPCC, gives companies a low-risk opportunity to try out HPC. By combining it with cloud computing, they can gain the benefits without buying and running their own systems. Here are three examples of HPC in action under Fortissimo.

Distributed computing: Fed4FIRE-GENI Research Experiment Summit

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | 15:40

 

 

 

 

The Fed4FIRE project and GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) are holding a Research Experiment Summit on 7th-11th July in Ghent, Belgium, with the aim of providing participants with opportunities to learn and use the various resources and tools available in the Fed4FIRE and GENI environments.