Short Description about NCC: EuroCC Belgium is the National Competence Centre (NCC) in the area of high-performance computing (HPC) and high-performance data analytics (HPDA) for Belgium.

 The tasks of EuroCC Belgium are diverse including (but not limited to): 

  • Set-up communication and dissemination actions 
  • Offering a formal framework between HPC-related activities
  • Develop and display a comprehensive and transparent map of HPC competences and institutions in their country
  • Act as a gateway for industry and academia to providers with suitable expertise or relevant projects, may that be national or international
  • Collect HPC training offers in their country and display them on a central place together with international training offers collected by other NCC’s
  • Foster the industrial uptake of HPC
  • Facilitate access to systems, scientific and technical expertise and knowledge pools 

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 For Belgium, the NCC is a consortium of 12 entities: 

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