Fortissimo was a collaborative project (running from July 2013 until December 2016) that has enabled European SMEs to be more competitive globally through the use of simulation services running on a High Performance Computing cloud infrastructure. Fortissimo makes advanced simulation more easily accessible, particularly to SMEs, through the realisation of the Fortissimo Marketplace, a “one-stop shop” where hardware, expertise, applications, visualisation and tools are easily available and affordable on a pay-per-use basis. Fortissimo was driven by end-user requirements where business-relevant application experiments have been used to develop, test and demonstrate both the infrastructure and the “one-stop pay-per-use shop”.
The project was coordinated by the University of Edinburgh and involved 123 partners (74 SMEs) including Manufacturing Companies, Application Developers, Domain Experts, IT Solution Providers and HPC Cloud Service Providers from 14 countries. Fortissimo was funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme in the area addressing ICT for the Enterprise and Manufacturing, contributing to the Factories of the Future initiative.
Further information: www.fortissimo-project.eu
scapos main contributions
scapos performed the overall management of the Fortissimo project and was also responsible for the management of the open competitive calls for proposals which provided the expansion of the project through additional experiments (starting with 20 initial experiments, a final total of 53 experiments were executed).
scapos CEO Guy Lonsdale talks to Primeur Magazine about the Fortissimo project.
Original article "Fortissimo to offer HPC simulation for SMEs and manufacturing industry"