D4.4: Collaboration plan with non-European HPC stakeholders Final

Andrew Emerson, Giovanni Erbacci, Georgi Prangov, Nelly Stoyanova, Ana Bela Dias
2011 Zenodo  
The challenges facing the development and exploitation of HPC can only be addressed in partnership with its stakeholders. The aim of this document is to provide a set of guidelines and recommendations structured in a Collaboration Plan to present to the Council of PRACE AISBL for the purpose of forming concrete collaborations. This deliverable reports two key results: - a survey and analysis of HPC related activities in the world to identify potential partners; - a synthesis of the entire
more » ... oration process including the different modes of collaboration and the procedures to adopt once the potential partners have been chosen. For the first result, the HPC survey, it was found useful to summarise the contact data in a table according to geographical region. An analysis of this data revealed a large number of initiatives in Europe and USA, and very few in other regions such as South America, Africa or India. Clearly, these latter areas can be investigated further, particularly India which given the size of its population, could become a strategic player in HPC. Regions not including the USA and Europe, but with high HPC investments include Russia, S.E. Asia, Japan and especially China, which at the time of writing has the most powerful supercomputer in the world, according to the top500 list. The survey also looked at initiatives with more global scope, such as the IPCC and IESP. The second result of the work describes in detail all aspects of the collaboration process which can start once potential partners have been identified. The issues discussed include the purposes of the collaboration and incentives, the various modes possible and in particular the collaboration matrix, a practical tool for actually establishing the collaboration. These are then assembled into a final Collaboration Plan containing a set of recommendations for forming collaborative partnerships. The final outcome is a rationalized and coherent strategy for preparing and undertaking collaborations for the PRACE AISBL wit [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6552866 fatcat:bcet5yhrf5amlizok54zk237jm