After significant developments over the last few months, many improvements have been integrated into the Assessment Tool, which is now available for all SMEs across Europe. For the first time, SMEs will have the opportunity to evaluate their potential to use HPC in cloud, both now and in the future, as well as to benchmark themselves against others.
The fact is that many companies are not aware of the possibilities that HPC may have for them, to enhance their profit potential.
SESAME Net represents the entry point to HPC for European SMEs, this step has been now even more facilitated by launching HPC4SME Assessment Tool.
The concept of the assessment tool and its methodology was originally developed by Arctur, and together with the SESAME Net partners the tool is being improved, automated and made available on-line. This innovative approach, based on a qualitative multi-attribute decision model, can support both HPC providers and SMEs in assessing the potential of the SMEs to use HPC in Cloud. This method will help HPC centres and other stakeholders (e.g. chambers of commerce, local government and economic development agencies) to identify SMEs with potential, engage them in innovation funding schemes and stimulate the adoption of cloud HPC services.
The output of the evaluation process is the automatically generated report, describing the position of the SME, their strong and weak points, together with some recommendations. The classification of SMEs and the generated report provide SMEs and HPC centres with key areas on which to focus, and to improve the chances of realising the full potential in time.
This Innovative assessment approach has many benefits for SMEs: SME gets a structured assessment with easy to understand results and recommendations on how to develop and exploit their potential to use HPC related technologies.
To find out if you and your organization can benefit from HP Services, click here and follow 4 simple steps:
Step 1: Simply Register
Fill the form and select your HPC provider and consultant for FREE
Step 2: Complete the Questionnaire
Complete the questionnaire by answering up to 30 questions. Online help is available every step of the way.
Step 3: Receive the Results
The Assessment process automatically generates a valuable assessment report, positioning the company, listing the strengths and weaknesses of using HPC, together with a set of recommendations.
Step 4:Follow the Recommendations
For companies with the potential of using HPC, SESAME Net assistance and support is offered. The companies have the opportunity to take advantage of close collaboration with experts from selected HPC providers, including consulting services, technical training, free infrastructure for initial experimentation, and much more.
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