High Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe’s Research Communities
HP-SEE, High-Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe’s Research Communities will link existing and upcoming HPC facilities in South East Europe in a common infrastructure, and it will provide operational solutions for it. As a complementary action, the project will establish and maintain a GÉANT link for Southern Caucasus. The initiative will open the South East European HPC infrastructure to a wide range of new user communities, including those of less-resourced countries, fostering collaboration and providing advanced capabilities to researchers.
The HP-SEE initiative builds on the lasting cooperation in the SEE region, embodied in a number of eInfrastructure EC-funded initiatives. The SEEREN initiative established a regional network and the SEE-GRID initiative the regional Grid, while BSI project has established GÉANT link to Caucasus. The SEE-LIGHT project is working towards establishing a dark-fibre backbone that will interconnect most National Research and Education Networks in the Balkan region.
HP-SEE receives EC support through FP7 under the "Research Infrastructures" action. This project was co-funded by European Community and participating countries. Total project budget was 1.861.908 Euro, where EU financial contribution was 1.400.000 Euro. Project's start date was 1st March 2008 and project run for 3 years.