SHAPE is a pan-European programme that promotes High Performance Computing adoption by SMEs - small to medium sized enterprises, supported as part of the PRACE initiative. So far SHAPE has helped 29 companies benefit from HPC.
"December 2016 saw the face-to-face meeting of Work Package 7 of the 4th PRACE Implementation Phase Project, hosted at Inria which is located at Sophia-Antipolis in the South of France, a beautiful (and warm) setting for our meeting", stated Paul Graham of EPCC, United Kingdom. "As coordinator of the SHAPE programme, I was very pleased to announce at the meeting that four more SMEs will be able to start work with PRACE to gain access to HPC expertise and resources, expand their HPC experience and ultimately enhance their business and competitiveness", he added.
The four companies, coming from various and very innovative fields spanning from deep learning to complex chemistry, are:
As always with SHAPE, it is encouraging to see the diverse range of subject areas and fields that the programme works with. It is expected that this new tranche of projects will start in January 2017.