Most innovative industrial HPC end-user application in Europe - Open Competition in conjunction with 5th PRACE Executive Industrial Seminar

27 Dec 2012 Stuttgart - PRACE is launching the second round of its Competition for the Most Innovative HPC End-User Application in Europe. This competition is organised in conjunction with the 5th PRACE Industrial Seminar that will take place on 15th and 16th of April 2013 in Stuttgart in Germany. The theme of the 2013 event is "HPC Changing Europe's Industrial Landscape".

The objective of this contest is to award the boldest industrial HPC end-user application - PRACE wants to see how far one can take this technology in changing the present paradigms of HPC use by European industry. This competition is open to all fields of HPC and industrial sectors.

This year's Competition is open to end-user applications challenging the traditional way of doing business in Europe. PRACE is looking for HPC solutions that address a specific business problem within the industrial environment of the applicant. PRACE welcomes applications from industrial end-users who have implemented a compelling HPC solution that has changed the operational patterns of their own business.

It is not necessary to take part in the seminar in order to participate in the Competition. All submitted applications must address a business issue previously unresolved within the organisation of the applicant. Each solution submitted must have been developed and implemented in Europe and it must pertain to industry, i.e. it must be possible to apply it in an industrial context with clear benefits to the user.

The deadline for applications is 16th March 2013. The winner will be announced at the Seminar. For further information on the competition - including details on the application process - you can visit or contact the Seminar's Programme Committee at .

Already a tradition in the European HPC landscape, PRACE Industrial Seminars serve as a forum to develop PRACE's working relations with Industry. The 2012 event took place in Bologna in April 2012 and attracted a total of 96 attendees, including 67 non-PRACE attendees, and 30 speakers who provided 20 talks and 4 workshops. 30 of the companies attending were SMEs and 21 of them attended such an event for the first time. In total, the four industrial seminars to date have attracted as many as 120 different companies of various business and industrial profiles. This event will take place in one of the most vibrant European industrial regions: Stuttgart. The city and its surroundings are home to a number of world-class companies e.g. in the automotive and mechanical engineering field.
Source: PRACE