Slovenian National Supercomputing Network

EuroCC 2 project

EuroCC 2 promotes innovation, collaboration, and the use of supercomputing capabilities for the benefit of European science, industry and society as a whole.

Partners

In Slovenia, we are actively involved as a consortium of five SLING partners, led by the Academic and Research Network of Slovenia. The consortium also includes Arctur d.o.o., the “Jožef Stefan” Institute, the University of Ljubljana and the University of Maribor.

The project “EuroHPC National Centres of Competence Phase 2” (EuroCC 2) is the follow-up to the EuroCC project, which ended at the end of 2022, and is implemented under the European Union’s Digital Europe programme. It continues to establish a network of European National Centres of Competence in the most efficient way, while addressing the differences in the maturity of the deployment of Europe’s High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities. The project focuses on monitoring the progress of the National Competence Centres and supporting their development and the establishment of operational frameworks, accessing and making the best use of the experience and expertise currently available at national and European level.

To this end, EuroCC 2 is working closely with the CASTIEL 2 project, which is tailored to the needs of national competence centres and also includes centres of excellence. Together, they aim to foster cooperation, exchange best practices and knowledge at European level and accelerate the improvement of national and thus European supercomputing capabilities and their use.

National Competence Centres play a key role in coordinating activities related to the use of supercomputers at national level. They are the main points of contact for users in the scientific, academic and industrial fields, for supercomputing experts and for the general public. The Competence Centres are involved in a wide range of activities, including training and skills development, providing services to industry, academia and public administration, collaboration with other relevant stakeholders in supercomputing, management of the list of services and competences, public information and project management.

The EuroCC 2 project, which runs from 1 1. January 2023 to 31 12. December 2025, involves 39 members and associate members from 33 countries, coordinated by the University of Stuttgart (HLRS).

EuroCC 2 is funded by the European Union. Funded by the Joint Undertaking for High Performance Computing (EuroHPC JU) as well as partner countries Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Turkey, the Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, and Serbia, under grant agreement No. 101101903.

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