Who we are

The EuroCC National Competence Center Sweden (ENCCS) is a joint initiative between the ten main Swedish research universities and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. The center is hosted by Uppsala University (UU) on behalf of the consortium and will include the relevant competences at the other nodes. The initiative is funded by the EuroHPC JU, Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and the Swedish Innovation Agency (Vinnova). It is designed to prioritize support based on

  • Needs of academic users with large scale allocations such as PRACE allocations in EU and SNIC allocations in Sweden
  • The current industrial usage of HPC and their future HPC and Artificial Intelligence (AI) needs
  • Needs for training and support to enable a wide range of Swedish users to use the new hardware deployed in pre-exascale systems, in particular Euro HPC JU (pre)exa-scale system LUMI

The vision of the ENCCS is to establish an HPC Competence Centre as a single reference and contact point for academia, industry and public administration. All activities are focused and orchestrated as a single know-how hub both for academia and industry.

By mapping the national HPC/Big Data/AI technical existing competences with the future needs the center will establishing collaborations between these needs and available competences in the Swedish ecosystem (including SNIC, the e-Science SRAs, etc.). The Industrial needs and relations will mostly be handled by the partner RISE and the center director based on identified collaboration interests of industrial representatives.