The core objective of Fortissimo 2 was to promote the uptake of advanced modelling, simulation and data analytics services by European small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector. The project built on the Fortissimo project and further developed the Fortissimo marketplace, focusing on application experiments that involve the modelling and simulation of coupled physical processes or high performance data analytics.
The usage of application experiments ensured that the project was driven by end-user requirements. As outcome of the experiments, new services were developed for the Fortissimo marketplace as a "one-stop pay-per-use-shop".
European SMEs now have the possibility to profit from the know-how of HPC and software experts and get easy access to hardware and software in the Fortissimo cloud.
This leads to new and enhanced products improving the competitive standing and economic growth of the European market.
Fortissimo 2 ran from November 2015 until December 2018 and was coordinated by the University of Edinburgh. The more than 90 partners of the project included HPC Cloud Service Provides, Independent Software Vendors, software and domain experts and most importantly the end-users - usually SMEs from the manufacturing sector. Fortissimo 2 was funded under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme addressing the topic ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs.
Further information: www.fortissimo-project.eu
scapos main contributions
scapos supported the overall management of the Fortissimo 2 project and has managed the two open calls for proposals: Additional to the 14 initial application experiments, 25 further experiments were selected through two open calls in 2016.