Norwegian Euro Competence Centre for HPC

SINTEF, NORCE and Sigma2 have joined forces to establish The Norwegian Euro Competence Centre.    

Euro Competence centre logo

The Competence Center is now ready to raise awareness and provide Norwegian SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by HPC (High-Performance Computing) including HPDA (High Performance Data Analytics), ML (Machine learning) and AI (Artificial intelligence),  thus increasing their competitiveness.

While there are several applications for HPC in the industry today, there are still many untapped or undiscovered opportunities, where the Norwegian EuroHPC Competence Centre is ready to help Norwegian SME´s to find that new business opportunities or to gain business intelligence that can provide them a competitive advantage in their industry.

  • About Norwegian EuroCC

    About Norwegian EuroCC

    EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is now facilitating the set-up of National Competence Centres in every partner-state to provide permanent support to Big Industry and SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) future users. Competence Centres will amongst other activities, support industry users to adopt or increase HPC (high-Performance computing) usage.

    In Norway, it is Sigma2 who is leading the Norwegian Competence Centre, with SINTEF and NORCE as partners. (See NORCE's news article New Competence Centre for HPC in Norwegian)

    Mastering HPC/HPDA in all its dimensions is decisive for European Industry in order to stay competitive in the global market, thus EuroHPC prepares to contribute in several areas:

    • Transfer knowledge between research and European Industry
    • Develop a co-design approach between technology providers and advanced users
    • Take into account inputs from Industry Community, listing the specific needs and requirements
    • Support SME´s in changing their applications to run on highly parallel environments
  • Typical HPC usage

    Who is using HPC today

    Science and research organizations have a strong history in using HPC within medicine, astronomy, microbiology, physics, chemistry, aerospace and so forth. There are also many commercial industries that have HPC as a core function within their business.

    • Oil and gas exploration, where processing vast amount of data from seismic and CSEM seabed logging is key to understand where to invest in field developments.
    • Semiconductor and electronics development, where using HPC to simulate the product´s functionality and finding faults prior to enter physical production, substantially reduces time to market and cost, as well as enabling development in the nanoscale area.
    • Financial sector, where analysing vast amount of data and modelling scenarios help understand risk, forecast changes, make robotic decisions and detect fraud in real-time.
    • Automotive and aerospace industry, where calculating and modelling construction strength and aerodynamics help develop more efficient and secure transportation.
    • Entertainment industry, where CGI help producing scenes and movies that would be too expensive or dangerous to make without HPC.
    • Life science, where using HPC help reducing development time for new medicines and allow data analysis of extremely large datasets.
  • Training

    Training Courses

    Sigma2s training portfolio

    With the increasing importance of HPC in various fields of research, public administration and industry, Sigma2 has a central role in providing and communicating training opportunities available for Norwegian user groups. 

    For researchers from the academic sector, training users with more basic or intermediate HPC skills and competences is necessary to maintain and grow the user community with new and emerging user groups on a national and international level.

    Industrial users can receive training services through the Norwegian Competence Center, the various training activites is meant to provide support in the adoption of HPC, HPDA, AI and ML, as well as for tools and mechanisms needed for using such instruments.

    In addition, Sigma2 will also promote advanced training which targets to exploiting the pre-exascale and future exascale systems on the international level.

    Collaboration

    Through pursuing training collaborations with international organisations and projects, Sigma2 and the Metacenter will work towards making available trainings not currently available in Norway today, but also support other countries if there is a unique training offering in Norway that other countries find interesting.

    Such an exchange of training between the different countries, can be effectuated in either dedicated training for end users (including industry) or through a train-the-trainer context. Both scenarios can be financed through the ECC (Euro Competence Center) project, where ECC pays Norwegian or other European resources for training users, or for training of Norwegian training resources for competence needed to train industrial and/or academic users.

  • External training
  • Training materials

    Online training material

    Code Refinery and the Carpentries

    In this section of the Sigma2 training portfolio, you can find detailed information about the training offerings provided by CodeRefinery and the Carpentries.

    Code Refinery provides researchers with infrastructure and training in the necessary tools and techniques to create sustainable, modular, reusable, and reproducible software.

    The Carpentries is a volunteer organisation teaching foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide.
     

    CodeRefinery

    Code Refinery Workshops
    Code Refinery Lessons

     

    Carpentries

    HPC Carpentry
    Software Carpentry
    Data Carpentry

About Norwegian EuroCC

EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is now facilitating the set-up of National Competence Centres in every partner-state to provide permanent support to Big Industry and SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) future users. Competence Centres will amongst other activities, support industry users to adopt or increase HPC (high-Performance computing) usage.

In Norway, it is Sigma2 who is leading the Norwegian Competence Centre, with SINTEF and NORCE as partners. (See NORCE's news article New Competence Centre for HPC in Norwegian)

Mastering HPC/HPDA in all its dimensions is decisive for European Industry in order to stay competitive in the global market, thus EuroHPC prepares to contribute in several areas:

  • Transfer knowledge between research and European Industry
  • Develop a co-design approach between technology providers and advanced users
  • Take into account inputs from Industry Community, listing the specific needs and requirements
  • Support SME´s in changing their applications to run on highly parallel environments

Who is using HPC today

Science and research organizations have a strong history in using HPC within medicine, astronomy, microbiology, physics, chemistry, aerospace and so forth. There are also many commercial industries that have HPC as a core function within their business.

  • Oil and gas exploration, where processing vast amount of data from seismic and CSEM seabed logging is key to understand where to invest in field developments.
  • Semiconductor and electronics development, where using HPC to simulate the product´s functionality and finding faults prior to enter physical production, substantially reduces time to market and cost, as well as enabling development in the nanoscale area.
  • Financial sector, where analysing vast amount of data and modelling scenarios help understand risk, forecast changes, make robotic decisions and detect fraud in real-time.
  • Automotive and aerospace industry, where calculating and modelling construction strength and aerodynamics help develop more efficient and secure transportation.
  • Entertainment industry, where CGI help producing scenes and movies that would be too expensive or dangerous to make without HPC.
  • Life science, where using HPC help reducing development time for new medicines and allow data analysis of extremely large datasets.

Training Courses

Sigma2s training portfolio

With the increasing importance of HPC in various fields of research, public administration and industry, Sigma2 has a central role in providing and communicating training opportunities available for Norwegian user groups. 

For researchers from the academic sector, training users with more basic or intermediate HPC skills and competences is necessary to maintain and grow the user community with new and emerging user groups on a national and international level.

Industrial users can receive training services through the Norwegian Competence Center, the various training activites is meant to provide support in the adoption of HPC, HPDA, AI and ML, as well as for tools and mechanisms needed for using such instruments.

In addition, Sigma2 will also promote advanced training which targets to exploiting the pre-exascale and future exascale systems on the international level.

Collaboration

Through pursuing training collaborations with international organisations and projects, Sigma2 and the Metacenter will work towards making available trainings not currently available in Norway today, but also support other countries if there is a unique training offering in Norway that other countries find interesting.

Such an exchange of training between the different countries, can be effectuated in either dedicated training for end users (including industry) or through a train-the-trainer context. Both scenarios can be financed through the ECC (Euro Competence Center) project, where ECC pays Norwegian or other European resources for training users, or for training of Norwegian training resources for competence needed to train industrial and/or academic users.

Online training material

Code Refinery and the Carpentries

In this section of the Sigma2 training portfolio, you can find detailed information about the training offerings provided by CodeRefinery and the Carpentries.

Code Refinery provides researchers with infrastructure and training in the necessary tools and techniques to create sustainable, modular, reusable, and reproducible software.

The Carpentries is a volunteer organisation teaching foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide.
 

CodeRefinery

Code Refinery Workshops
Code Refinery Lessons

 

Carpentries

HPC Carpentry
Software Carpentry
Data Carpentry

 

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