Fortissimo 2 will drive the uptake of advanced modelling, simulation and data analytics by European engineering and manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps. Such an uptake will deliver improved design processes, better products and services, and improved competitiveness. The importance of advanced ICT to the competitiveness of both large and small companies in the engineering and manufacturing domain is well established. Despite early successes in this area, there are still many barriers to the uptake of such solutions, not least of which are the initial cost and complexity of adoption, particularly in the context of challenging trading conditions.
A key feature of Fortissimo 2 will be the adaption of the Marketplace to meet the needs of end-users. It will offer a responsive and reliable service to companies which want to access HPC and Big resources and expertise.
XLAB will act as the provider of the HPC, Cloud and Machine Learning algorithms provider. XLAB will thus act as a glue of the project - as an SME, with experience in Cloud, HPC technologies, Machine Learning and with a strong research record. XLAB will participate in integration, Use case implementation and it will act as an SME stakeholder in exploitation and partly dissemination of the project’s outputs