Affordable supercomputing for SMEs

A new European network aims to give Irish businesses access to supercomputers.

The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) has launched a European network called SESAME (Supercomputing Expertise for Small And Medium Enterprises). 

The network aims to give Irish SMEs access to high-performance computing (HPC) technology. SESAME says it would like to invite interested companies based in Ireland to join the network.

What is high-performance computing?

You may know that companies like IBM own huge computers that work on some of the world’s biggest problems in science and engineering like the origins of the universe or developing new cancer drugs. This is high-performance computing and it’s very expensive. The top 100 supercomputers in the world cost upwards of $20m each.

Why is SESAME interesting?

Because it will allow SMEs in Ireland affordable access to high-performance computing and supercomputers. This is good news for companies in areas like scientific research, engineering and even digital media.

Here’s an article that further explains the benefits of supercomputers.

Other HPC network event details are available here