SESAME Net Events

Meet partners from the SESAME Net Network and learn about opportunities for collaboration or use the chance to exchange with representatives from SMEs and the HPC communities at one of the following events organised by SESAME Net.


Event-Title Description Date Organiser
Workshop: “Discover your potential to use HPC”; live demo of HPC4SME Assessment Tool

On the workshop special attention will be brought to the HPC4SME Assessment Tool. HPC4SME Assessment Tool is a web-based instrument that offers SMEs the opportunity to self-assess their “HPC-readiness” and discover if and how they can benefit from supercomputing services.  SMEs are invited to participate in the workshop and take part in a live demonstration of the assessment process.

The workshop is scheduled to take place between 9:30 am and 13:00 pm.

January 24, 2017 Arctur
Workshop: “Product Manager Briefing”

In collaboration with Slovenian Chamber of Commerce Arctur organised an event for Slovenian SMEs from Electronic and Electrical sector. On the event success stories of SMEs using HPC  will be presented. Furthermore the HPC4SME Assessment Toll, which will be officially launched in different European countries one week before this event, will be presented—product-manager-briefing

March 15, 2017 Arctur
Cloud workshop for innovative enterprises Presentation of  Cloud and SME forum October 15, 2015 CESGA
SME’s opportunities. Financing and Innovation in HPC and Big Data Presentation of SESAME Net survey CESGA
Opportunities for computing usage at SMEs SESAME Net presentes success stories and funding opportunities for HPC-SME projects through the Fortissimo II open call.

October 24, 2016 CESGA
A total of 5 events with same content were organized in 5 Galician cities: “Modelling, simulation  and Big data  in Industry 4.0“


This event targets business man, management staff, engineers and technical staff from SMEs and Mid-Caps. And will present the benefits and applications of HPC for SMEs. HPC advantages and other success stories will be presented to SMEs as well as funding opportunities.

09.30h. Institutional Presentation
CESGA and GAIN-CIS Galicia services for the promotion of industrial mathematics and computation in SMEs. (GAIN, CESGA);  Re-Acciona TIC competitiveness improvement services for Galician SMEs: Model creation and industrial simulation. (IGAPE, SOLTEC)

09:45h. Numeric simulation and data analysis. Benefits for SMEs (CESGA)

10.00h. Needed technologies: hardware, software and applications. Implantation requirements. (CESGA)

10.15h. Use cases of SMES that already had implemented these technologies. (CESGA)

10.30h. Success cases towards industry 4.0 using these technologies Big Data & MSO (Modelization, Simulation and Optimization).

10.45h. Re-Acciona TIC service for industry model creation and simulation. (SOLTEC)

December 1, 2016 (Ferrol);

December 20, 2016 (Orense);

January 12,2017 (Lugo);

January 25, 2017 (Porriño);

February 9, 2017 (Bergondo)


CESGA and Appentra joint forces to share the results of their technological research and infrastructure with the code developers from industry and academia.Both want to “support technological projects staff and boost the execution of their simulation applications using the hardware, software and the expertise provided by the mentors from CESGA and Appentra.” At the end of the event the attendees should have an updated and GPU-powered version or a roadmap to get to it.

The event targets Parallel Software developers wishing to get the optimization provided by GPU power or simply accelerate their application.

 May 29  – June 1, 2017 CESGA

CESGA, CIS Galicia and GAIN orgize the event for Galician SMEs to present the opportunities offered by advanced computing through the European project FORTISSIMO.

On October 24, the headquarters of the GAIN (Axencia Galega de Innovación) in Santiago de Compostel,will  present the InfoDay Fortissimo 2, a day to show the advantages of high performance computing for our small and medium enterprises.

October 24, 2016 Santiago de Compostela, Spain CESGA
Methods of effective use of the National high performance computing ARIS Presentation of the ARIS system functionality for SMEs; https://events.hpc.grne December 17, 2015 GRNET
“Democritos”:  «Presentation & efficient use of the GRNET supercomputing system ARIS» Presentation of the ARIS system functionality and efficient use of it.  April 07, 2016 GRNET
«Presentation & efficient use of the GRNET supercomputing system ARIS». Presentation of the ARIS system functionality and efficient use of it. May 25, 2016 GRNET
Training event:   «ANSYS at the GRNET supercomputing system ARIS».
Presentation and training event on how to use the ARIS system. June 1, 2016 GRNET
“Methods of effective use of the National high performance computing ARIS” Presentation and training on the effective methods on how to use the ARIS computing-system. December 17, 2016 GRNET
Event: HPC adoption by the Greek industry. Status and opportunities GRNET in collaboration with Corallia cluster, organises a half-day informational workshop with the following objectives. Present to SMEs the national HPC facility in terms of technical characteristics, application capabilities and access policy. Present relevant European initiatives and success stories that can stimulate the adoption of HPC technologies by the Greek industry. Present the opportunities for the Greek industry to access the Greek or pan European funding for research purposes. Discuss with the Greek industrial community their needs in terms of HPC technology (i.e. access, technology transfer, know how exchange) aiming at strengthening the collaboration and adoption of HPC technology by the Greek industry.
December 2,2016 GRNET
HPC Wales User Group Meeting Presentation and Introduction of SESAME Net January 26, 2017 HPCW
Collaborative Research Opportunities Workshop with Deregallera SESAME Net presentation, HPC Wales, Cardiff University, Bangor University, University of Liverpool, Deregallera September 14-18, 2015 HPCW
Super Performing SMEs Will be co-hosted with representatives from the Irish national support agencies and industry partners to present case studies and success stories, as well as demonstrate the effective adoption of HPC into SMEs. January 26, 2017 ICHEC
HPC Network for SMEs Will be co-hosted with the Irish Software Innovation Network, presenting the project, benefits and promoting the upcoming data workshop to Irish based SMEs. March 14, 2017 ICHEC
SESAME: Data Workshop Dedicated event for Irish based SMEs, presenting an introduction to HPC best practices for code development and data analytics. May 12, 2017 ICHEC
Introduction to High Performance Computing for SMEs The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) is to hold a 1-day course on “Introduction to High Performance Computing for SMEs“, supported by the Horizon 2020 “SESAME Net” project. The course is aimed at companies who are interested in learning about the fundamentals of High Performance Computing (HPC), or supercomputing, that leverages parallel processing to improve performance, scalability and accuracy. The course will consist of a mix of talks by HPC experts, and hands-on practical sessions on a large-scale HPC system to demonstrate key concepts in HPC, including high-end hardware architectures, parallel programming paradigms (e.g. OpenMP, MPI) and performance considerations. May 12, 2017 ICHEC
ESGI’113 Presentation of Sesame Net; September 14-18, 2015 IICT (one of co-organizers)
Training school on “Code Modernisation for Intel Multi Core and Xeon Phi Architectures”
Presentation of SESAME Net April 25-28, 2016 Hosted by IICT ( organised by the Bulgarian PRACE partner –NCSA and Intel)
Open Workshop “Mathematical Modeling and Advanced Computing for Industry and Society” Presentation of SESAME Net May 12,  2016 IICT
Training  event: “Enabling Software Scalability and Performance on Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi Platforms”
Presentation of SESAME Net December 15-17, 2016 Hosted by IICT ( organised by the Bulgarian PRACE partner –NCSA and Intel)
 „Benefits of using HPC in the Industry“

Workshop is for Small and Medium Enterprises, including startups, to get an idea on how they can benefit from HPC . The new „HPC4SME Assessment Tool“, developed within the SESAME NET project, will be presented, so that SMEs may assess whether their market position can be improved by using HPC.

Participation of representatives from SMEs is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

You can find the programme and the registration page here:

April 3, 2017 IICT
HPC for Small and Medium Enterprises

IT4Innovations national supercomputing center organizes the seminar “HPC for Small and Medium Enterprises” in January 2017.  IT4Innovations will present the SESAME Net project and IT4Innovations as one of the partner of this project. Last but not least possibilities of accessing HPC technologies through several modes of collaboration will be presented to SMEs. Furthermore success stories about how HPC technologies were employed by SMEs will be shown and presented.

January 17, 2017 IT4I
HPC for Wielkopolska ICT Cluster Presentation of SESAME Net PSNC
HPC in the Cloud – Huawei Innovation Center Presentation of SESAME Net PSNC
Workshop – Introduction to cloud computing (and its application in bioinformatics) Workshop and introduction to cloud computing. RBI
High Performance Computing (HPC) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), Official SESAME Net event

April 25, 2016 RBI
HPC Forum, Opatija Presentation of SESAME Net and funding opportunities for SMEs. April 25, 2016 RBI
Nautical Design SME Cluster

This event is specifically intended for SMEs from the maritime industry in Croatia. It will be a workshop on nautical design and specific SMEs from that work area will get an invitation. Furthermore attendees will be introduced into HPC technology and its benefits in areas of shipbuilding and nautical.

January 12, 2017 RBI
HPC technology Support Network for SME

The event is for SMEs and it will present the HPC technology, best practices and the HPC4SME Assessment Tool.

May 8, 2017 RBI
Roundtable “HPC for SME- Strategy and vision”

This event is for SMEs specialized in the area of nautical design/industry. SMEs will be invited personally. There will be lectures held on the event about nautical topics related to HPC.

April 21, 2017 RBI


HPC for SME Collaboration Pull Meeting on Balkan Region

As part of the international HORIZON 2020 project “SESAME Net – Supercomputing Expertise for Small and Medium Enterprises” cooperation meeting between HPC centers and SMEs in Balkan region will be held on 27th March 2017 at the Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia.

Ruder Boskovic Institute, Center for Informatics and Computing, as a partner in the project, will meet with representatives of the Institute of Physics Belgrade (Serbia), University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences (Serbia), University of Kragujevac (Serbia), Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (Macedonia), University of Montenegro (Montenegro) and several SMEs.

27 March 2017 RBI
MarCmeeting February 17, 2017 RBI
Intel Workshop 2016 Vectorization with Intel Parallel Studio XE

At 8th of April Fraunhofer SCAI will host a professional training workshop about the usage of Intel Inspector, Advisor and VTune at Schloss Birlinghoven.

The workshop includes presentations and hands-on sessions. It is targeted at students, beginners and advanced.

In his lectures, Kirill Rogozhin from the Intel Labs US, discussed the following topics:
Intel Parallel Studio XE tools
Memory Access analysis in VTune
Effective Vectorization and memory analysis with Intel advisor
HPC Performance Characterization analysis in VTune Amplifier.

April 8, 2016 SCAI
HPC Training, West University of Timisoara The event is organised in the framework of NESUS Winter School rst-nesus-winterschool-phdsymposium.html

February 8-11, 2016 UVT
OpenFOAM Training Reference to SESAME Net, see e.g. May 3-4, 2016 VSC
EasyBuild User meeting January 27-29, 2016 VSC
EasyBuild Direct contact January 6, 2016 VSC
Visit to VSC/UGent-datacenter ICT representatives of OKAN university (Turkey) Referral to SESAME Net as part of broader presentation on HPC May 3, 2016 VSC
Visit to VSC/UGent-datacenter by Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium Referral to SESAME Net as part of broader presentation on HPC March 2, 2016 VSC
Visit to VSC/UGent-datacenter by MEPs regarding digital humanities – Interim Evaluation Horizon 2020 Referral to SESAME Net as part of broader presentation on HPC January 24, 2017 VSC
VSC Industrial Board General referral to SESAME Net and presentation. January 26, 2017 VSC
Benelearn 2016 Referral to SESAME Net as part of broader presentation on HPC

September 12, 2016 VSC
Meeting with directors of the Belgian industrial Research & Development network Promotion talk and presentation of SESAME Net

March 8, 2017 VSC
TechBoost 2017 – Innovations n Big Data analytics April 27, 2017 VSC
Cyber shield 2016


First national cyber security trainings for representatives of more than 40 Lithuanian state, cyber incident management and investigation, scientific, energy, communications operators, and other agencies. September 27-29, 2016 VU
BaltTechnika 2017 Presentation of SESAME Net and success stories to attending SMEs.

May 10-12 2017 VU
High Performance Computing (HPC) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), Presentation of SESAME Net. April 25, 2016 Yotta
HPC Forum, Opatija Presentations on business models and profit perspectives. April 25, 2016 Yotta