Success Stories

Each of the success stories below is a summary of a successful experiment that has been conducted within one of the EuroCC projects and one or more partners from industry, society, and/or science. The summary focuses on the business benefits resulting from the experiment.

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  • Success Story: AI medical device software to quantify brain damage and clinical prognosis

    Success Story: AI medical device software to quantify brain damage and clinical prognosis

    BrainTale is an innovative company opening a new era in medicine by providing physicians with clinically validated prognostic solutions for the management of brain injured patients through sensitive and reliable measurements of brain white-matter microstructure alterations. Building on more than 15 years in clinical development, BrainTale’s products are developed collaboratively to address medical need and…

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  • Success Story: Airinnova Successful Prace Type-A Application

    Success Story: Airinnova Successful Prace Type-A Application

    Within the proposed project Airinnova will focus on a very high altitude and long endurance solar-electronic aircraft, using the designed models by Conceptual Design Corporate (CRC), simulate the given models, and optimize to find out the best design regarding lift-to-drag ratio. The tasks mainly consist of…

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  • Success Story: Anomaly Detection of Noisy Time Series

    Success Story: Anomaly Detection of Noisy Time Series

    3B-the fibreglass company is producing different types of fibreglass. The products are wound onto bobbin shapes at a speed of typically 50km/h. The production is to a high degree automatic. One the remaining manual procedures is the detection of breaking fibres during the winding process. The aim of the collaboration was two-fold. The first…

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  • Success Story: Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany introduce EuroCC to the international community

    Success Story: Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany introduce EuroCC to the international community

    The workshop on High-Performance Computing attracted 60 participants from more than ten countries and facilitated productive networking with the b2b sector. In essence, it became a great platform for promoting the uptake of HPC, explaining the European HPC landscape to the international audience and offering access to the technical know-how available in AT/CZ/DE in particular.

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  • Success Story: Code Modernization for the Glass Industry

    Success Story: Code Modernization for the Glass Industry

    Şişecam fabricates glass products using custom-made furnaces. They use a simulation code written some decades ago that traces the glass particles inside the furnace. In a nutshell, the longer the particles stay inside the furnace, the better the quality of the product. To achieve this, they need to perform simulations with many particles…

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  • Success Story: Computational Fluid Dynamics of Selective Catalytic Reaction

    Success Story: Computational Fluid Dynamics of Selective Catalytic Reaction

    The main objective of the proof-of-concept was to determine whether Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations could be used for the fast and efficient description of the catalysis process of the selective catalytic reduction technology (SCR), and therefore can be used as a tool for the design of this technology, which belongs to the group of DeNOx…

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  • Success Story: Creo Dynamics Successful Application PRACE DECI17 

    Success Story: Creo Dynamics Successful Application PRACE DECI17 

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study of high-pressure hydrogen (H2). The overall aim of the project is to derive a best practice recommendation for transient CFD simulations of H2 high pressurized tanks. State-of-the-art commercial and open-source CFD software will be used within the project…

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  • Success Story: Decision support tool combining artificial intelligence and behavioural finance adapted to trading and portfolio management

    Success Story: Decision support tool combining artificial intelligence and behavioural finance adapted to trading and portfolio management

    Horae Technology is an entrepreneurial and independent investment management company, founded in 2021, and approved by the French financial market Authority (AMF). Our mission: Enhance the value of our clients’ savings. Horae Technology addresses both private clients and institutional investors through the mutual fund « Horae Opportunities » and the management of customised mandates. We offer…

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  • Success Story: Deep Code: Deep Learning system for customer characterisation, prediction and decision making in the insurance industry

    The challenge is to develop a Deep Learning system for the insurance sector to improve the data analysis needed in the actuarial process. Insurance companies use complex statistical and mathematical models to estimate the different types of risk associated with an insurance policy and therefore to determine the possible premiums, with a whole science behind…

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  • Success Story: DigitalSmart and DunavNET to provide AI edge solution for poultry industry, done in context of FF4EuroHPC experiments

    Success Story: DigitalSmart and DunavNET to provide AI edge solution for poultry industry, done in context of FF4EuroHPC experiments

    DigitalSmart is a coordinator of a new H2020 project: called AIMHiGH that is implemented in the context of HPC Fortissimo project. The title of the project is AI/ML Enabled by HPC for Edge Camera Devices for the Next Generation Hen Farms and it is funded as an application experiment within Horizon 2020 FF4EuroHPC project.

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  • Success Story: Drug Research and HPC. Moroxite AB & Forcelab AB Access VEGA System

    Success Story: Drug Research and HPC. Moroxite AB & Forcelab AB Access VEGA System

    It is thrilling to announce that Moroxite AB (https://moroxite.net/) and Forcelab AB (www.force-lab.eu) have been awarded EuroHPC Joint Undertaking development-type access allocation on the VEGA petascale supercomputer hosted at the Institute for Information Science (IZUM) in Maribor, Slovenia. The application process benefitted from input by dr. Roberto Di Remigio, research software engineer at ENCCS…

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  • Success Story: Enabling HPC Usage for Expensive ML Tasks on Manufacturing Environments

    Success Story: Enabling HPC Usage for Expensive ML Tasks on Manufacturing Environments

    Erste is working on two international manufacturing projects. They require Anomaly Detection and Predictive Maintenance models trained on a huge amount of data. The company is highly fluent in front- and back-end development; the R&D team was developing prediction and classification algorithms to reduce the maintenance cost and downtime of the press machines used…

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  • Success Story: EnginZyme PRACE DECI17 Access

    Success Story: EnginZyme PRACE DECI17 Access

    A EnginZyme project has been allocated 1.2 million core-hours after the PRACE DECI17 call for a molecular dynamics study to evaluate how the wild-type proteins behave in solution, and how different mutations influence the structure and properties of the enzyme. The overall goal is to increase the stability of enzymes in EnginZyme’s cascades for sustainable…

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  • Success Story: Environmental Data – From Transferring and Analytics to Decision Making

    Success Story: Environmental Data – From Transferring and Analytics to Decision Making

    Reliable, fast, and accurate transferring of environmental (meteorological) data, followed by its computational analysis (descriptive and predictive), is a considerable technical challenge. On one hand, it is difficult to methodologically organise the large volumes of data being transferred, the enormous diversity of environmental sensors used, and the proliferation of the transmission protocols. On the other…

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  • Success Story: Expert system for probability and severity of network incidents

    The challenge was: – to identify the main meteorological variables that influence incidents in distribution networks. – to develop reliable demand and generation forecasting models. – to develop a system that collects, processes, and integrates the information from the various data sources identified. – to develop incident forecasting algorithms based on historical data Integrate the different algorithms developed for…

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  • Success Story: Fast generation of low-discrepancy sequences using accelerators

    Success Story: Fast generation of low-discrepancy sequences using accelerators

    Computational accelerators offer significant advantages in terms of computational power when compared with regular CPUs. However, when dealing with the problem of fast generation of low-discrepancy sequences using accelerators, one has to take into account that any complex logic operations and branches in the code require significant rewriting of the code and may become a…

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  • Success Story: Francis turbine draft tube modernization

    Success Story: Francis turbine draft tube modernization

    Industrial partner sought a technical solution to improve the efficiency of a hydroelectric power plant with minimal investment / alterations. Although the obvious solution would be to modernize the runner of the turbine, it was questionable whether the long-term gains would justify the expenses. Solution was seen in the modernization of the draft tube which can…

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  • Success Story: HPC as Industry Enabler

    Success Story: HPC as Industry Enabler

    Considering the wide portfolio of products and services built and developed by Leonardo, HPC has proven to be useful in different scenarios and sectors. Those, HPC has a dual function: on one hand, it provides a large proprietary computing power, by removing limits on the processing power used by the internal algorithms and codes; on…

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  • Success Story: HPC-Cloud-based simulation of flange tightening

    The challenge of this case study was to simulate and optimize the tightening of flanges. This required the development of a computer model for simulating the tightening process and a front-end application to control the simulations in order to improve the design of the tightening process. Given the complexity of the problem, HPC resources were..

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  • Success Story: Icarus Simulations AB Accesses EuroHPC JU system Vega

    Success Story: Icarus Simulations AB Accesses EuroHPC JU system Vega

    With the support of ENCCS the Swedish SME Icarus Digital Math (http://icarusmath.com, Icarus Simulation AB), a spin-off from KTH, received access to the EuroHPC JU system Vega at Izum, Slovenia. In the project, Icarus aims to focus on development for industrial and commercial applications in the aviation, marine and, automotive industry…

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  • Success Story: Improvement of the remote expert system based on software OTEA

    New facilities with a growing number of Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) machines produce huge amounts of data. Usually, a deterministic system with brute force conditions was applied to detect comfort anomalies in more than 3,000 installations worldwide, with 600,000 variables monitored resulting in 3 trillion records for 5 years. The challenge of this experiment…

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  • Success Story: Large-Scale Real-Time Image Content Moderation

    Success Story: Large-Scale Real-Time Image Content Moderation

    This project addresses the problem of large-scale real-time image-based content moderation. The system is deployed to a production environment where tens of thousands of users browse the internet daily. The system must be both accurate and run in real-time to meet the business requirements. Moreover, the model size must be small so that multiple copies…

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  • Success Story: Launch of the vaccination centre

    Success Story: Launch of the vaccination centre

    IT4Innovations was invited to participate in the project to build a large-scale vaccination centre in Ostrava. The centre at Černá louka became operational in March 2021. During the planning of the vaccination centre, many different aspects had to be considered, such as personnel, space organisation, number of other stations, etc. The main point was…

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  • Success Story: Low-latency AI-based gesture recognition HMI running on edge platforms

    Success Story: Low-latency AI-based gesture recognition HMI running on edge platforms

    Implement a low-cost, low-latency, high-accuracy gesture recognition solution that can be deployed on different edge platforms such as the NVIDIA Jetson Nano.

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  • Success Story: Machine learning can help with weed detection

    Success Story: Machine learning can help with weed detection

    The vision of the Ullmanna company is to boost the efficiency and eco-friendliness of farming in conventional, organic, and sustainable farms. Nevertheless, it comes with the complex challenge of growing more organic crops without an enormous increase in the required workforce for weed control. Therefore, the Ullmanna company is developing an agricultural weeding machine that…

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  • Success Story: Medical Image Processing as a Service

    Success Story: Medical Image Processing as a Service

    The main goal of our cooperation with University Hospital Ostrava was to deploy and test a tool providing remote automatic tissue segmentation from patient image data obtained from computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on HPC infrastructure at IT4Innovations. The methods used to enable tissue segmentation were based on deep learning (DL). The…

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  • Success Story: Multi-scale and multiphysics simulation of a dam

    Success Story: Multi-scale and multiphysics simulation of a dam

    CEVAA specialized in acoustics and mechanics, offers its test equipment and its expertise to Industry. Numerical simulation by finite elements is a major tool, with various specialized software and a dedicated team of engineers. In 2021, CEVAA was asked to study the mechanical strength of a dam. With scales ranging from centimeters to several tens…

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  • Success Story: National Library of Sweden Has Now Access to VEGA

    Success Story: National Library of Sweden Has Now Access to VEGA

    The National Library of Sweden has been awarded development access to the Vega EuroHPC JU system making it the first public administration actor in Sweden to access the system. The successful application was a joint effort between KB expert Dr. Love Börjeson and his group, and ENCCS expert Dr. Hossein Ehteshami…

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  • Success Story: Numerical analysis and assessment of a conceptual dam proposal

    Success Story: Numerical analysis and assessment of a conceptual dam proposal

    SME partner has been developing a small river dam that should meet energy production requirements so as to be a viable option while also integrating into the surrounding environment with minimal disturbance/changes. NCC’s goal in this project was the assessment of the feasibility of such a dam, assessment of potential flooding and overall integration into…

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  • Success Story: Numerical simulation of exoskeleton

    Success Story: Numerical simulation of exoskeleton

    The objective of this proof-of-concept was to demonstrate the use of numerical modelling and simulation in the design process of an innovative UNILEXA exoskeleton for gait assistance designed for people with partial or complete loss of lower limb function…

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  • Success Story: Optimal positioning of mini wind turbines

    This challenge needs to develop an application that combines GIS (Geographic Information System), NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction), CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and analytical software, NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction), CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and analytical software in a cloud environment. The company needs a cloud environment, to provide detailed information about wind flow in urban environments…

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  • Success Story: Optimization of the anaerobic digestion process for biogas generation

    Anaerobic digestion is the process by which microorganisms degrade organic matter in the absence of oxygen, producing a methane-rich biogas stream that can be used for energy generation. Industrially this process takes place in large full tanks called anaerobic digesters. The main motivation was to prove that an optimal energy balance between energy consumption and…

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  • Success Story: Optimizing industrial particle processes through simulation

    Success Story: Optimizing industrial particle processes through simulation

    More particles can only be simulated in shorter time spans by making use of the parallel resources available. For ‘shared memory’ parallelism such as TBB or GP-GPU, the bottleneck for this type of simulation is typically memory bandwidth and memory latency. When switching to an MPI parallel acceleration, across multiple compute nodes, the main challenge…

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  • Success Story: PaRI – Nordic Pandemic Research Infrastructure

    Success Story: PaRI – Nordic Pandemic Research Infrastructure

    PaRI brought together the needs, interests and resources to create e-infrastructure to support research excellence in the Nordic region. The scope of the project in spite of its focus on COVID-19 pandemic related research, is significantly wider including preparedness for all pandemic related research in the future. The project activities included genome-wide association studies, drug…

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  • Success Story: Performance Analysis of different biomass boiler designs using CFD tools

    Condensing boilers have a higher efficiency than standard boilers as they use the latent energy of water vapor through condensation. One of the challenges for this type of boiler is to reduce the size of the boiler, which would allow it to reach a larger number of buildings and households, as well as reducing material…

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  • Success Story: Pipe flow measurements, analysis and analytics

    Success Story: Pipe flow measurements, analysis and analytics

    SME partner required help with ultrasonic pipe measurements, general sensing and automation. Therefore, a series of experimental test measurements had to be conducted, obtained experimental data had to be analysed, and subsequently used to improve current systems that integrate different sensing technologies.

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  • Success Story: Predict the damage to infrastructures caused by storms and map more precisely the risks of claims for insurance

    Success Story: Predict the damage to infrastructures caused by storms and map more precisely the risks of claims for insurance

    Because of the recurrence of intense weather disturbances in France, Risk Weather Tech has developed, thanks to the Criann’s Myria supercomputer, a vast catalogue of storms physically and statistically plausible. Main objectives: to anticipate potential damage to infrastructures and to map more precisely the risks of claims for insurance…

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  • Success Story: Public Transport Analysis on HPC Infrastructure

    Success Story: Public Transport Analysis on HPC Infrastructure

    Parabol has been developing a PT analysis platform (cermoni.app) to analyze the passengers’ boarding data and the vehicles’ GPS location data collected from a PT system. Currently, it performs spatiotemporal processing and analysis on the PT data, around 10M rows per month. Moreover, the PT accessibility analysis should be performed by finding activity regions for…

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  • Success Story: Rebar cutting optimisation using a cloud computing environment

    The challenge faced was to modify a software to run in a HPC-Cloud environment instead of using a local PC. The goal was to reduce the number of computing hours to minutes even for large-scale optimizations. An additional goal was to develop a graphical user interface to guide the optimizations. The modified software would serve…

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  • Success Story: RISE Accesses VEGA

    Success Story: RISE Accesses VEGA

    RISE NLU Group will train English BERT model using multiple GPUs on the EuroHPC JU system Vega. With the help of ENCCS, Evangelia Gogoulou from RISE NLU Group, Digital Systems got access to the EuroHPC JU system Vega at Izum, Slovenia. She will be training from scratch an English BERT model using multiple GPUs and…

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  • Success Story: Simulation of airflow in concentric chimneys

    If a chimney is not properly designed, not enough oxygen will reach the stove and combustion will be inefficient. There are many variables involved in the optimization of the design of a chimney and physical testing is not feasible on the grounds of cost and time. Consequently, it is necessary to use advanced numerical tools…

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  • Success Story: Simulation-Optimisation of a Patented Design with Parallel Computing on TRUBA cluster – Design-Optimisation of a Disinfection System

    Success Story: Simulation-Optimisation of a Patented Design with Parallel Computing on TRUBA cluster – Design-Optimisation of a Disinfection System

    Dynamic systems should be optimised using a simulation and optimisation framework to find out design parameters without using a blind-search approach. DSTECH intended to optimise geometrical specifications of a previously patented slot-baffle design for the enhancement of the efficiency of a disinfection contact system. Specifications of the slot-baffle design need to be optimised considering single…

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  • Success Story: Smart Test – Failure forecast for zero defects

    The aim of this challenge is to predict failures in the electronic board manufacturing chain, based on the patterns and correlations detection between the multiple sensor measurements. These measurements can lead to failures in electrical and functional tests, which can be detected to prevent possible failures in early stages, to correct or rectify the causes…

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  • Success Story: Software development and comparative assessment

    Success Story: Software development and comparative assessment

    IB-Nujić j.d.o.o. is a specialized office for flow modelling with numerous projects over the past 20 years. The Office has worked on various models for use in water management, including Hydro_AS-2D, Hydro_GS-2D, Hydro_FT-2D, Laser_AS-2D, flow network generator, etc. More than 400 hundred institutions worldwide have successfully implemented the models.

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  • Success Story: Successful application of Compular to the FF4EuroHPC program

    Success Story: Successful application of Compular to the FF4EuroHPC program

    we are happy to announce the successful application of Compular to the FF4EuroHPC program. Compular is a Swedish SME, based in Gothenburg, that develops cutting-edge analysis tools for molecular dynamics simulations. Compular’s new and innovative technology automatically detects, identifies, and analyses the emergent structures and dynamics within materials that give rise to their technologically relevant…

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  • Success Story: Supercomputer Applications in Biomedical Engineering

    Success Story: Supercomputer Applications in Biomedical Engineering

    To develop a supercomputer model of the processes of Radio-Frequency (RF) Liver Ablation (a treatment based on RF alternating current flow, delivered by a needle-like probe, that destroys the undesired tumor tissue via heating). Up to O(109) unknowns with respect to space variables and O(104) time steps are needed to resolve the complex geometry…

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  • Success Story: The Estonian COVID-19 Data Portal and KoroGeno-EST

    Success Story: The Estonian COVID-19 Data Portal and KoroGeno-EST

    The aim of the KoroGeno-EST study is to sequence (determine the composition of the genome) and analyze the complete genomes of SARS-CoV-2 that have caused and are causing infections in Estonia and to perform a molecular epidemiological analysis on them. Like living organisms in the wild, viruses can be divided into different groups based on…

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  • Success Story: The most advanced center of competence aimed at fighting the coronavirus by combining the best supercomputing resources, and AI up to clinical validation.

    Success Story: The most advanced center of competence aimed at fighting the coronavirus by combining the best supercomputing resources, and AI up to clinical validation.

    The E4C project addresses a globally unmet societal and medical need: is there an infrastructure/operating workflow which might help in quickly identifying existing drugs or novel NCE in case of a pandemic outbreak? We think that E4C had a high societal importance, under these premises. The project addressed the issues related to public health…

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  • Success Story: The multiphysics experiments of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) on precipitation patterns of Turkey

    Success Story: The multiphysics experiments of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) on precipitation patterns of Turkey

    The reliable weather research and forecast heavily rely on the choice of the model physics options. There are multiple physics options in the WRF model that should be tested in a combinational manner to improve the forecasts. The weather events are chaotic by nature, and any physic option may be time and domain-specific thus have…

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  • Success Story: Thermo-Calc Software AB to access VEGA

    Success Story: Thermo-Calc Software AB to access VEGA

    Thermo-Calc Software AB (TCSAB) has been awarded the development access to EuroHPC JU petascale system Vega at Izum, Slovenia with the help of ENCCS research software engineer Dr. Hossen Ehteshami…

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