Profile: French research funding organisation since 2005

Contribution to HPC: identifies the priority areas and fosters private-public collaboration to enhance competitiveness

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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Profile: governed-funded research organisation being the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge, through ten scientific institutes

Contribution to HPC: CNRS operates the IDRIS supercomputing centre, giving expertise in HPC service provisioning to all research areas. CNRS supports EESI2 in the area of earth sciences, with a focus on big data from seismic processing, numerical modelling and computer sciences.

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Commissariat pour les Energies Atomique et Alternatives (CEA)

Profile: French government-funded technological research organization active in low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies

Contribution to HPC: CEA is an intensive user of Petascale computing and a major player in HPC in Europe. It has a strong expertise in the operation of large HPC centres

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Profile: Germany national research center for aeronautics and space in charge of the space programme

Contribution to HPC:  computational aeroacoustics simulation codes

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Norbert KROLL


Profile: French public institute dedicated to research in information and communication science and technology (ICST). 8 research centres, 4300 employees, 250 million euros budget. Strategy of scientific excellence with technology transfer

Contribution to HPC: strongly involved in FP7 projects of which 85 in ICT domains

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Numerical Algorithms Groupg (NAG)

Profile: UK not-for-profit numerical software development company

Contribution to HPC:  collaboration with wold leading entities to support academia and industy progress in developing and using supercomputing applications

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Andrew JONES


Profile: French initiative with the mission to create a HPC and simulation ecosystem. Non profit organisation groupig industry users, technology providers and research centres.

Contribution to HPC: gathering companies around public an dprivate labs and a training institute close to a very large supercomputing centre (CEA)

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