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SESAME Net Workshop with Training: Network of Competence Centres for Supporting Small Enterprises in the Application of HPC Technology

SESAME Net project action
May 3rd 2017
SESAME Net Workshop with Training: Network of Competence Centres for Supporting Small Enterprises in the Application of HPC Technology

The vast increase of computational power in the last decades has created exciting opportunities. High-Performance Computing (HPC) has become an indispensable tool for industry and academia to innovate in such domains as computer-aided engineering, simulations, renewable energy, financial services, satellite, earth observation, advanced image analysis, data science and precision agriculture. Recognized by the EU as a key element for the competitiveness of knowledge-based economies and a major factor in the development of innovative solutions also for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the project SESAME Net was launched, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program.

The aim of the project is to create a same named open and inclusive European network of Competence Centres and Organizations joining forces in order to raise SMEs’ awareness on HPC and to demonstrate its features and benefits. The network on the one hand enables its members to share experiences, exchange best practices, learn from each other, identify similarities and differences in the circumstances faced in each of the regions, to gain from synergy effects and on the other hand builds a significant mean to strengthen the European middle class. By pooling expertise ranging from classical simulation through high-performance data analytics to machine learning, offering consulting services and providing interested SMEs to acquire and build internal expertise SESAME Net aims to become an entry point to HPC for SMEs even for SMEs from countries that do not currently have such centers.

To enforce network expansion in the Balkans and therefore support SME it that area, the meeting will be held at Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia, 8.5.2017. from 9:30 AM to 14:30 PM, Hall 104

Workshop with training

A. Plenary Session
9:30 to 9:35 Greetings and introduction
Prof. Dr. D. Janković, Dean of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering
Prof. Dr. K. Skala, Center for Informatics and Computing Science
Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
9:35 to 9:45 Presentation of the Institutions and Participants
Moderator Prof. Dr. I. Milentijević
9:45 to 10:00 HPC: Trends and Roadmap
Prof. Dr. I. Milentijević
10:00 to 10:15 HPC at Faculty of Electronic Engineering
Dr. Vladimir Ćirić
10:15 to 10:30 Faculty of Electronic Engineering: IT Infrastructure
Dušan Vučković, Head of IT
10:30 to 11:00 Pan European Network for Digital Innovation Hub (DIH)
Prof. Dr. K. Skala
11:00 to 11:30 Coffee break

B. Education Sessions
11:30 to 11:45 Presentation of the SESAME NET project
11:45 to 12:00 Introduction of HPC4SME assessment tool 
12:00 to 12:15 Best Practice Presentation 
12:15 to 12:45 Final discussion

C. Training Session
12:45 to 13:30 Consultation
13:30 to 14:00 Fulfilling HPC4SME applications
13:30 to 14:30 Q & A

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