Motivation & Main Objectives

Our society faces a wide range of global challenges in different areas such as sociology, economy, ecology and technology. Solving the most vital problems in these fields often requires the analysis of a huge amount of data, and the utilization of appropriate methods and facilities for ample computations. In HiDALGO we develop a computational and data analytics environment, which enables systematic collaboration between scientists with different background and facilitates a profound understanding of several major global challenges.

Scientific Goals

In HiDALGO we conduct research and go beyond state-of-the-art in multiple areas. Our scientific goals drive the technology evolution targeted in our project and form the foundation of our business objectives. Specifically, we pursue the following goals:

Technology Evolution

In HiDALGO, we advance HPC, HPDA and AI technologies in order to improve data-centric computation in general. Although we mainly concentrate on three specific pilot applications, the technology baseline we develop in this project can also be extended to other application domains as well. The technology evolution in HiDALGO integrates our scientific objectives into a platform, which documents the success of the individual project developements and generates the required impact to establish a sustainable Centre of Excellence.

HiDALGO mid-term project review

Last Wednesday, the HiDALGO mid-term project review took place. Due to the COVID-19 situation, this time round the review was organised as a remote call. It was a long day with many valuable questions from the reviewers who provided a list of fair and important recommendations. The overall feedback was very positive.


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EXCELLERAT – the Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications – is a single point of access for services and knowledge on how data management, data analytics, visualisation, simulation-driven design and Co-design with high-performance computing (HPC) can benefit engineering, especially in the aeronautics, automotive, energy and manufacturing sectors. The goal of EXCELLERAT is to enable the European engineering industry to advance towards Exascale technologies.