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.
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
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
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)