The HEROES project aims to develop an innovative software platform, where industrial and scientific users will submit their complex simulation and computing requests to HPC Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructures. They will then be able to select the best option, among a list of offers ranked by timing, budget or energy consumption. The platform will support its users in identifying and meeting their needs in a tailored manner, improving their workflows and promoting greener computing.
Although the project will create value across multiple industrial sectors in the future, the initial focus will address workflows of strategic importance in the renewable energy field and in manufacturing applications where HPC is involved in the design of more energy efficient products (eg. energy efficient vehicles). HEROES’ major innovation resides in its platform-selection module and its concrete applications in the HPC marketplace.
The consortium is composed of four European SMEs, who provide HPC services to their clients and have an in-depth understanding of market demand. A major Supercomputing Research Centre complements the project with its specific expertise in energy management and resource optimisation. HEROES is supported by Meteosim, UL Renewables, EDF and Dallara which will advise on workflows relevant to such use cases.
At the end of the project, its outcomes will be commercialised and will further reinforce Europe's capacity to lead and nurture innovation in HPC.