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Coordination and Support for National Competence Centres on a European Level

Project description

A collaborative boost for high-performance computing

EU Member States are mobilising to increase their national strengths and competences in high-performance computing (HPC). To achieve this, the EuroCC project has set up a network of National Competence Centres (NCCs) in HPC across Europe with over 30 participating members and associated states. Correspondingly, the EU-funded CASTIEL project will establish a European excellence baseline, help bridge the existing HPC skill gaps and promote cooperation and implementation of best practices. Specifically, the project brings together a core consortium to set up a framework of activities that will support the evolution of each NCC. Priority will be the coordination and integration of the NCCs into the overall strategy at European level.


CASTIEL´s mission is to contribute to the success of the activities of the National Competence Centres (as realized in the Research and Innovation Action (RIA) in the same call – EuroHPC-04-2019 by tackling both the maintenance and strengthening of excellence, while identifying and closing gaps due to the diverse levels of maturity between the different nations. CASTIEL will therefore bring together a core consortium to setup a framework of activities that will support the evolution of each single National Competence Centre and enable them step by step to get closer together in terms of capabilities and expertise.
The greatest challenge hereby is the integration of the single nations into the overall strategy at European level while preserving their autonomy and without interfering with their national strategy. This will address, the challenge of maximising existing European HPC knowledge and expertise across Europe, and CASTIEL will take the role of a single and central reference point at European Level to coordinate and support the National Competence Centres.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 227 793,74
70174 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 1 227 793,74

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