LinkSCEEM-2 is a joint collaborative effort of 11 Institutions in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and the US, funded in part by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.
The first phase of LinkSCEEM (April 2008-January 2010), an FP7 Support Action, succeeded in raising the general awareness of HPC and computational science in the Eastern Mediterranean and in implementing a network of users from the region who will benefit from the availability of supercomputer systems. LinkSCEEM has also been a catalyst for the development of ties among research organizations in the region.
The current phase of the project, LinkSCEEM-2, aims at further developing a Virtual Research Community in Computational Science in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The objectives of LinkSCEEM-2 are to achieve the following:
- Optimally integrate regional computational resources utilizing expertise and best practices from established leading HPC centres
- Create user support and training programs, and an active networking process to engage research communities and enable scientists in the region to utilize HPC
- Enable research of particular relevance to the region in Climate Science, Cultural Heritage and Synchrotron Applications