On the 21st of September 2016 the Fortissimo 2 consortium announced the launch of its Second Open Call for proposals.
The Fortissimo 2 project (Horizon 2020 contract 680481) is funding a set of experiments (subprojects) to extend and demonstrate the business potential of an ecosystem for HPC-Cloud services, specifically for applications involving simulation of coupled physical processes or high-performance data analytics. Additional application experiments are sought to complement and to extend current project activities. These application experiments should be driven by requirements from the end-users (SMEs or mid-caps who are first-time HPC users) and bring together all actors in the value chain, from cycle providers to domain experts, leading to new and improved design processes, products or services.
At the core of Fortissimo are applications experiments. Fortissimo 2 extends the set of 53 experiments from the initial Fortissimo project with three new tranches of experiments: a set of 14 initial application experiments which started together with the project, a set of 10 experiments (starting on the 1st of November, 2016) which were selected through the First Open Call for Proposals and a further set of experiments to be selected through this Open Call. A total of 73 proposals were submitted to the First Open Call, showing the huge interest of SMEs and mid-caps in improving their designs and processes with advanced ICT methods on HPC systems in the Cloud.
Up to 175000 € funding is available for each experiment selected. The call will close on December 7th, 2016.
Detailed information on the call and the Fortissimo projects is given at www.fortissimo-project.eu/calls