The Focus Centre of Excellence, FocusCoE , is contributing to the success of the EU HPC Ecosystem and the EuroHPC Initiative by supporting the EU HPC CoEs to more effectively fulfil their roles within the ecosystem and initiative: ensuring that extreme scale applications result in tangible benefits for addressing scientific, industrial or societal challenges. FocusCoE is doing this by creating an effective platform for the CoEs to coordinate strategic directions and collaboration and is providing support services for the CoEs in relation to both industrial outreach and promotion of their services and competences by acting as a focal point for users to discover those services.
In order to achieve its general objective of supporting European HPC CoEs to effectively fulfil their roles as one of the three pillars of the European HPC Initiative, FocusCoE has defined a set of specific objectives that can be are summarised as follows.
- To create a platform, the EU HPC CoE General Assembly, that allows all HPC CoEs to collectively define an overriding strategy and collaborative implementation for interactions with and contributions to the EU HPC Ecosystem.
- To support the HPC CoEs to achieve enhanced interaction with industry, and SMEs in particular, through concerted out-reach and business development actions.
- To instigate concerted action on training by and for the complete set of HPC CoEs: providing a consolidating vehicle for user training offered by the CoEs and by PRACE (PATCs) and providing cross-area training to the CoEs (e.g. on sustainable business development)
- To promote and concert the capabilities of and services offered by the HPC CoEs and development of the EU HPC CoE “brand” raising awareness with stakeholders and both academic and industrial users.
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