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Norwegian Competence Centre for HPC

Norwegian Competence Centre for HPC

The aim of the EuroCC project is the establishment and operation of National HPC Competence Centres (NCCs) in the EuroHPC JU Participating States. The NCCs shall connect to a network of hubs to provide access to leading-edge HPC technology and knowledge, tailored to the stakeholder's specific needs and in line with every individual country's current level of maturity in HPC. The assessment of these varying levels and the resulting prioritization of requirements of all stakeholders (academia, public administration, and industry) are the key drivers of the setup of the NCC. The central goal of the established NCCs is to represent national focal points providing HPC-related support in training, technical expertise, access to HPC resources, consulting services, and coordination at the national level and in the context of European initiatives. Project summary The NCCs shall contribute by providing expertise and coordination services.

Main activities:

  • The set-up of a framework to run the NCC, including the implementation of a governance structure.
  • The identification and coordination of necessary services to fulfill the stakeholders' requirements, also at a European level in collaboration with other NCCs.
  • The identification and coordination of available competences in the respective nation in the areas of HPC, HPDA, and AI.
  • The set-up of a framework (concepts, mechanisms, gap identification) for training users in the different technologies and alignment across Europe.
  • The set-up of a framework for interaction and tailored support of the national industry, including SMEs (concepts, mechanisms, gap identification), public sector, and academia.
  • Integration of existing competences, expertise, tools, and offers into the service portfolio of the NCC.
  • Awareness raising and outreach on the benefits of HPC to potential user industries, including SMEs.

Outcomes and impacts:

  • Contribution to the realization of the EuroHPC overall and specific objectives.
  • Promoting the use of HPC at national level by identifying relevant users and matching their needs with the available expertise in the HPC Competence Centres.
  • Effective establishment of a wide range of HPC services (as referred to in the scope of this objective).
  • Provision of leading-edge, innovative solutions for targeted regional/national industries/ applications.
  • Provision of support to interested end users that are/will use HPC and HPDA in their daily business.
  • Contribute to ensuring European technological autonomy in this field.


Klaus Johannsen

Chief Scientist - Bergen

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Project facts


Norwegian Competence Centre for HPC




23.01.20 - 31.12.22



Total budget

10.000.000 NOK

Research areas

Research group

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Project members

Roger Kvam
Paal Skjetne
Espen Flage-Larsen


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