EuroCC, together with Castiel, is part of the strategic projects of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking to build a European network of National Competence Centers for HPC, capable of promoting and facilitating access to high-performance computing technologies within the national industrial fabric. EuroHPC Join Undertaking is a joint initiative between the European Union, European nations, and private partners to develop a European ecosystem of world-class supercomputing
Castiel & EuroCC
CASTIEL was created with the aim of providing coordination and support among the various trans-European activities of the National Competence Centers (NCCs) addressed through the EuroCC project, especially in HPC-related areas. CASTIEL emphasizes training, interaction, and industrial cooperation, business development, technology awareness, and HPC-related skills. Seen as a hub for information and training activities, CASTIEL promotes networking among NCCs and strengthens the exchange of ideas by developing various best practices to follow.
The identification of synergies, challenges, and possible solutions is carried out through the close cooperation of NCCs at the European level.
The relationship between Castiel and EuroCC
CASTIEL, seen as the coordination and support action, closely associated with EuroCC, combines into a pan-European network, namely the National Competence Centers (NCCs) formed within EuroCC. The aggregation of HPC, HPDA, and AI skills demonstrates the global competitiveness of EU partners. The two activities are the beginning of a strategic positioning aimed at creating a unique competence in the European HPC field and will contribute to the global independence of the technologies mentioned throughout Europe.