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A network for supporting the coordination of High-Performance Computing research between Europe and Latin America

Objective

High-Performance Computing (HPC), used to be promoted mainly by the big science and defence communities. However, with the recent advent of AI and IoT, wider use of HPC is bringing new benefits to areas such as industry, healthcare and the economy. All regions now see intense investments in HPC as an essential in order to compete globally. In this context, coordination and capacity sharing between allied regions is crucial. The RISC2 project will gather eight key European HPC actors, and the main HPC actors from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Chile, to encourage stronger cooperation between their research and industrial communities on HPC applications and infrastructure deployment. The project will be advised by an external Board made up of distinguished experts from Latin America and Europe.

RISC2 will promote exchange of best practice through meetings, workshops and training, organised to coincide with major HPC events in Europe (like ISC and EuroHPCSW) and in Latin America (like CARLA and ISUM). RISC2 will build on the already strong relationships of the consortium partners; on the results of the previous RISC project, and on the use of platforms like the BELLA Programme Subsea Cable and its improved interconnectivity between Latin American networks for research and education www.bella-programme.eu. The main project deliverable will be a cooperation roadmap aimed at policymakers, the scientific community and industry, identifying key application areas, HPC infrastructure and policy requirements, and exploring ways for the activities established during the project to last beyond its lifetime.

RISC2’s activities and results will be disseminated widely through dedicated project communication tools and will take advantage of existing platforms such as Campus Iberoamerica. The training carried out in the project will help capacitate Latin American HPC, and the structured interaction between researchers and policymakers in both regions will reinforce links and help define a coordinated policy and a clear roadmap for the future.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETHPC-2020
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 192 125

Participants (15)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 083,75
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 310
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 22 846,25
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
BULL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 14 141,25
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 11 250
Address
Via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno Bo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 12 656,25
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 26 250
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Universidad Industrial de Santander
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Ciudad Universitaria-carrera 27 Calle 9
Bucaramanga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA
Uruguay
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Avenida 18 De Julio 1824
11200 Montevideo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Laboratorio Nacional de Computacao Cientifica
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida Getulio Vargas 333
25651-075 Petropolis
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS DEL INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida Instituto Politecnico Nacional 2508
07360 Mexico
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACAO COORDENACAO DE PROJETOS PESQUISAS E ESTUDOS TECNOLOGICOS COPPETEC
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Centro De Tecnologia Bloco H
21949900 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CENTRO DE ALTA TECNOLOGIA
Costa Rica
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
1.3 Km Norte De La Embajada De Los Estados Unidos Edificio Franklin Chan
1174 1200 San Jose
Activity type
Research Organisations