FIS - Faculty of Information studies

The SME / HPC project at the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto

11/08/2017

We proudly announce that the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto was successful with application to Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances call. The project consortium, which brings together 8 partners from Slovenia, Ireland, the UK, Germany, Romania and Moldova, we will implement the project Enabling SMEs to gain compatitive advantage from the use of HPC (HPC/SME). The project budget is 1 million EUR, with a duration of 36 months.

The project will upgrade the results of several existing initiatives in the field of cooperation of high-performance computer centers with industrial enterprises and develop appropriate policies and tools to disseminate HPC technologies among potential users, especially SMEs. This will be tested in Ireland, Slovenia and Romania.

Co-author of the project, Prof. Borut Rončević emphasized that high-performance computers are a technology that can significantly accelerate and reduce the costs of development and testing of new products. He added that the contents of the project is linked with the new Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence TIR 2020, which will be launched in September and that SME/HPC project is a new step towards becoming a key competence center in this area in ​​South-East Europe.

Faculty of Information Studies has its own high-performance computer Rudolf, which was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The faculty is also the lead partner within the InnoHPC project co-financed  by the Interreg Danube Region.