The Irish Centre for High-End Computing – ICHEC held a SESAME NET event on Thursday 26th January 2017 to an audience of 25 people representing 10 SMEs, 1 MNC, 1 Public State Organization and 1 Irish State Development Agency. The event consisted of a series of short keynotes presented by four Irish SMEs, in addition to network partners: ICHEC, CESGA and ARCTUR.
Each talk delivered by the industry partners highlighted the importance of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and how collaborating with the local (Irish) HPC Centre of excellence helped them overcome some of the technical challenges that faced them, and how it expanded their knowledge and understanding to the potential and benefits of HPC.
The event hosted by ICHEC consisted of presentations from ICHEC’s partners:
Parameter Space – A University College Dublin spin-out who are working on a number of Satellite projects under contract from the European Space Agency, WeSAvvy – A Startup who’s objective is to encourage customers to increase their activity levels and improve their overall health and wellbeing by tracking their daily/weekly activity on the WeSavvy App and unlock rewards on good health, Opening – A startup team of technologists, data scientists, product people, peoples people and also… robots, who uses linguistics algorithms to identify patterns within the structure and phrasing of job posts and CVs, converting them into data points to match candidates to suitable jobs, TechWorks Marine – a provider of oceanographic equipment and world-class solutions to monitor the marine environment, working in the private and public sectors both in Ireland and overseas, in addition to remote presentations from project members ARCTUR and CESGA.
The ‘Call to Action’ at the end of the event invited the attendees to join the SESAME Network, and to register for the HPC assessment tool once it is made available online by ARCTUR. A follow up ‘hands-on’ technical workshop was announced by ICHEC, the event is scheduled for April 2017.