On the 12th and 13th December the HiDALGO consortium met in Madrid for our kick-off meeting. In this meeting, with representatives from all our partners, we took the opportunity to meet each other in person for the first time, tell each other what we do, and start discussing the steps we will be carrying out during the first few months of the project. We shared our views, information, and knowledge, highlighting that it is important to involve external stakeholders as a way to validate our ideas and to boost the usage of HPC in Europe.
It was especially interesting to learn more about the pilots we have in the project, so the consortium now has more details about how things work. Also, we showed some demos from previous projects (such as CoEGSS and MSO4SC), opening discussions about the services and features to implement within HiDALGO. We finished our meeting with open discussions about collecting requirements; one of the main tasks to perform during the first few months of the project.