Project SME/HPC has several public deliverables for the general public and stakeholders to use.
They can be found and downloaded below.
Institutional Absorptive Capacity
Regional HPC Benchmark Audit
The HPC Benchmark Audit Reports consist of the three regional audits conducted in the pilot regions in Ireland, Slovenia and Romania. The data was collected in two stages. Firstly, in each of the three pilot regions there was conducted a Desktop Research. Secondly, there were conducted group interviews with a representative number of enterprises (small, medium, large, indigenous, and foreign owned) about the knowledge, understanding and use of HPC skills and processes in their respective organizations, as well about the availability and access to HPC infrastructure. The aim was to provide a comprehensive in-depth knowledge about all relevant aspects of the HPC landscape in each of the three pilot regions.
The purpose of this materials is to increase participating HEI staffs’ knowledge of HPC domain, including the importance of HPC, application areas, technology components and systems, and how HPC could potentially address SME business computing problems.
These documents are designed and developed for SME staff to gain knowledge about HPC, understand the purpose of HPC usage, identify SME opportunities for HPC usage, and get examples of problem-solving when they are using HPC. Alongside the generic document, adjusted documents for the pilot regions Ireland, Romania, and Slovenia were prepared.
This document provides a template for the development of region-specific action guidelines for enhancing innovativeness at regional level by capitalizing on HPC. The guidelines are based on the results of WP2 and WP3, examining the existing and possible synergies between the actors involved in HPC, including HEIs and businesses. Thus, the template includes a context section in which all aspects relevant to the development of HPC in the pilot region – socio-cultural, policy, infrastructural, educational – are analysed.
The guidelines further draw directions for enhancing public-private collaboration and using HPC to enhance competitiveness and value-add in enterprises. Thus, for each region, the guidelines set out objectives and recommended actions/guidelines, in relation to the results of the analysis.
The current template was applied at the level of three pilot regions, in Ireland, Slovenia and Romania, being fundamental to the development of the preliminary action-specific guidelines (D6/2) and, respectively, of the final action-specific guidelines (D6/4). However, the template is designed so that it may be used by any European region.
HPC Policy Lab
The design of a HPC Lab for Policies, Recommendations and Projects is an innovative initiative, proposed by the SME-HPC consortium which can enable European experts and HPC practitioners to establish networks and connect their ideas and expertise in order to write policies, recommendation or projects for the HPC domain. The below document sets the methodology on how to design and operationalize an HPC Policy Lab. It can be replicated by all the stakeholders aiming to develop such an instrument.
(D8/8) Designing and implementing an SME/HPC Policy Lab
HPC for Dummies
The HPC for Dummies online platform is an additional tool within the project’s website and will be used for both dissemination and exploitation purposes, as well as contribute to the project repository. This tool will support both HEIs and SMEs to evaluate their respective levels of preparedness and potential mutual engagement, through carefully designed questionnaires catered to the specific needs of both types of institutions. The results of the questionnaires will help understand each institution’s HPC maturity level and provide a challenge map with actual data on the HPC landscape in the region as well as propose steps to take next in order to establish an HEI-SME collaboration.