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Second Phase of ENCCS

Thor Wikfeldt, ENCCS

ENCCS ( ), the Swedish node of the EuroCC project, has entered its second funding period with a renewed focus on industry-driven solutions. Continuing on the path set out in the first phase of the project, the aim of ENCCS is to increase awareness and competence in high-performance computing (HPC) and assist companies, public authorities, and academia to access supercomputers to scale up their simulations, incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance data analytics (HPDA) methods, and learn about emerging technologies like quantum and neuromorphic computing.

In this new phase, ENCCS services are built on three main pillars which have been designed to benefit a wide range of users. First, ENCCS will continue to provide training in multiple areas, primarily on key topics in HPC programming but also on AI, HPDA, quantum and neuromorphic computing, as well as domain-specific topics in quantum chemistry, materials science, computational fluid dynamics and so forth. The training program is designed to help users with different background experience to learn how to apply HPC tools and techniques to their research and development projects. ENCCS has an open-source lesson library with training material suitable for self-learning, which can be accessed at . Second, ENCCS provides free-of-charge consultancy on software optimisation, parallelisation and porting to graphics processing units (GPUs) to enable users to maximise the performance of their code on HPC systems. Finally, ENCCS provides support to write applications and get access to EuroHPC JU supercomputers and provides guidance to new users on how to access and effectively use these powerful machines for free. For an overview of past successful projects, some highlights are presented at .

ENCCS is hosted by the RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Linköping University. This partnership provides ENCCS with access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to deliver its services. The collaboration between RISE and Linköping University also provides a unique opportunity for ENCCS to engage with experts from different fields across academia, industry and the public sector, ensuring that the services offered by ENCCS are tailored to the needs of a wide range of users.