Universitaet Innsbruck

Universitaet Innsbruck is a global Top-200 university and the second largest University in Austria with a long history in distributed and Cloud computing. Besides numerous funded research programs in the area of distributed computing for business and scientific applications, in 2010 an international doctoral school in computational interdisciplinary modelling (FWF Austrian Science Fund (Doctoral Programme) has been established where highly qualified international PhD students are trained in modelling, simulation, numerical mathematics, and techniques for parallel and distributed computing. Apart from interdisciplinarity, an innovative teaching concept combined with strong international networking are key to this program.


Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), established in 1845, is the 9th oldest university in the UK and a member of the Russell Group, the Ivy League of the top research-driven universities in the UK covering just 12% of the higher education sector in the UK. The High Performance and Distributed Computing Research Cluster (HPDC) will participate in this consortium. HPDC is a part of the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS), which is ranked 9th in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2012) and among the top 100 in the world (QS World Rankings 2012). In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 80% of research within the School was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.



IBM has the world's largest research organisation, with more than 3,000 scientists and engineers working at 12 labs on 6 continents. IBM invests more than $5 billion a year in R&D and is the world’s leader in patent filings. In ag-gregate, the company currently holds more than 37,000 patents worldwide. No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better.



NUMECA International is a Belgian SME, with headquarters located in Brussels, active in the development and commercialisation of advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), grid generation multiphysics and optimisation software. The NUMECA software allows simulation, design and optimisation of fluid flow and heat transfer and worldwide manufacturers trust NUMECA for the superior performance, reliability and ease-of-use of its software and for its profes-sional services.

Based on the most advanced technology, NUMECA software is largely recognized for its application-driven features and interface, optimal solutions, multi-physics models, high accuracy, speed and general user friendliness. NUMECA provides innovative technology and models in response to specific industrial requirements. Customer satisfaction is our main objective, and we continuously improve our software and services to turn your product design into a real success for your organization.


The Royal Institute of Technology

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), established in 1827, is one of Europe's top schools for science and engineering, graduating one-third of Sweden's undergraduate and graduate engineers in the full range of engineering disciplines.  Enrolment is about 17,500 students, of which about 1,400 are pursuing PhD studies.

In this proposal, KTH is represented by High Performance Computing and Visualisation (HPCViz) department, which is a part of the Computer Science and Communication (CSC) School and a research branch of the KTH Center for High Performance Computing (PDC).  The HPCViz department comprises three research groups: High Performance Computing, Computational Technologies and Algorithms, and Scientific Visualisation. The department focuses on HPCViz benefits from the variety of HPC system operated by PDC, ranging from high-throughput oriented clusters to high-end parallel architectures and novel accelerator based machines.


Friedrich Alexander Universitaet Erlangen

Friedrich Alexander Universitaet Erlangen is one of the top universities regarding Computer Science nationally and  is among the top 200 universities worldwide. Complementing various research programs that are already funded, FAU is home to the Regionales Rechenzentrum (Regional Computation Centre) and its adjunct Chair of High Performance Computing. Besides, there are two Computer Science Chais ( Chair 3 - Computer Architecture and Chair 10 - System Simulation) which have been committed (and continue to be) to High Performance Computing for decades, both in research and academia. Chair 3 of Computer Architecture is also heavily involved in the STE||AR Group to investigate systems technology, emergent parallelism and algorithms, contributing to both  HPX, LibGeoDecomp and various other side-projects.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 671603

Contact Details

General Coordinator

Thomas Fahringer

Scientific Coordinator

Herbert Jordan