June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Overview of the SME Market
Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Room:   Hall 3 (Industry Track)
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Chair(s):   Fritz Ferstl, UNIVA
Abstract:   The HPC system vendors refer to the SME/SMB HPC market as the "missing middle" and public funding bodies like the European Commission have setup specific programs for increasing the use of HPC in small and medium businesses. They are doing so because it is well recognized that innovation and competitiveness cannot be maintained in most markets without intensifying the use of HPC and because the bulk of industrial research and production actually comes from small and medium businesses. So why is it not evident for SMEs/SMBs to to invest in HPC, what keeps them from doing so even when they recognize the need, why is public funding required and why do HPC system vendors have apparent difficulties in penetrating this market? This session attempts to provide insights and answers in this context.  
Presentations: An Overview of the Worldwide SME HPC Market & What Is Needed to Better Serve SMEs
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
    Earl Joseph II, IDC
Bringing Simulation & HPC in Reach of European SMEs in Manufacturing & Engineering
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
    Max Lemke, European Commission
Program may be subject to changes.