Focus CoE – Concerted action for the European HPC CoEs

FocusCoE contributes to the success of the EU HPC Ecosystem and the EuroHPC Initiative by supporting the EU HPC CoEs to more effectively fulfil their role within the ecosystem and initiative: ensuring that extreme scale applications result in tangible benefits for addressing scientific, industrial or societal challenges.

CoE support services

FocusCoE creates a platform for the CoEs to coordinate strategic directions and collaboration through support services in relation to training, industrial outreach and promotion of their services to potential users.



  • Development of a training registry and portal
  • Share training best practices
  • Developing sample training courses and materials on running domain-specific applications at scale

Industry Outreach

  • Promote the competences and services provided by the CoEs to industrial users, with a particular focus on SMEs
  • Analysis of user-sectors and market requirements, helping the CoEs thus to better target their offering

Communication Support

  •  promotion and awareness creation of the European CoE brand
  • promotion of CoE participation in, or organization of events such as exhibitions, workshops or conferences
  • Development of CoE exchange and information platforms



  • To create a platform, the EU HPC CoE General Assembly, that allows all HPC CoEs to collectively define an overriding strategy and collaborative implementation for interactions with and contributions to the EU HPC Ecosystem.
  • To support the HPC CoEs to achieve enhanced interaction with industry, and SMEs in particular, through concerted out-reach and business development actions.
  • To instigate concerted action on training by and for the complete set of HPC CoEs: providing consolidating vehicle for user training offered by the CoEs and by PRACE (PATCs) and providing cross-area training to the CoEs (e.g. on sustainable business development)
  • To promote and concert the capabilities of and services offered by the HPC CoEs and development of the EU HPC CoE brand raising awareness with stakeholders and both academic and industrial users.



Preparing Cloud Physics for Exascale

Author: Nick Brown, EPCC Accelerating cloud physics and atmospheric models using GPUs, KNLs and FPGAs The Met Office NERC Cloud model (MONC) is an atmospheric model used throughout the weather and climate community to study clouds and turbulent flows. This is often coupled with the CASIM microphysics model, which provides the capability to investigate interactions at the …

European HPC Training Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels

On 8th of October 2019, the Horizon 2020 project Focus CoE, in collaboration with the European Commission, organized a European HPC Training Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels. The goal was to gather experts and stakeholders both to define the training requirements from different domains/target audiences across academia and industry, and to examine how these requirements may …


Coordinating Partner

Guy Lonsdale
Scapos AG


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