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The recruitment of pilot cases continues

No solution can be approved without testing it first. The same goes for BalticLSC system.

No solution can be approved without testing it first. The same goes for BalticLSC system. Despite technical partners finalising its development, in order to make sure the system not only works but also meets the needs of potential end-users, the BalticLSC consortium is looking for pilot cases to test and improve the abilities of the system.

Companies that have a vast amount of raw, yet labelled, data needing to be processed fast and efficient are welcome to apply for piloting the system and getting free of charge services during testing phase. Contact any of the consortium partners to rest your case so that we could build our system based on your needs and provide you with the services tailored to your particular situation. You can also fill in the pilot case survey and our technical partners will contact you based on the information provided.

In the meantime, partners also continue to carry out recruitment process on their own. For instance, the Municipality of Vejle in Denmark has introduced the BalticLSC system to five startup companies at Green Tech Centre. The focus of the meeting was to invite them on board as pilot companies and inform them on the possibilities to get a more technical introduction to the Baltic LSC functionalities either at a one-on-one meeting online or a group session online.

Since the COVID-19 has affected traveling possibilities in the continent, companies that need a deeper and more technical introduction to the system, can get if from our technical partners via online meetings, emails of phone calls.

Get the first peek at the BalticLSC system

The video for the demo version of the BalticLSC system is out.

Are you interested in complex data processing and would like to use it for your daily activities, yet you lack knowledge, competences and/or resources to fully embrace it? No worries. BalticLSC system is coming out and you can finally witness how it is going to benefit you. Get a glimpse at the demo version of the system by checking this video out.  

Though the system is in a demo version only with further developments being planned throughout the summer, it already shows a lot of promise for young researchers, inventors, start-ups and SMEs to get their data computations done in a fast, cheap and independent manner. It also opens a floor to programmers, app developers and supercomputing power suppliers to contribute to the system creating a BalticLSC network and get some sort of revenue afterwards.

If your company has a vast amount of raw, yet labelled, data that needs to be processed fast and efficient but you lack supercomputing power and even human resources to run major computations, BalticsLSC is under development to help you. Contact any of the consortium partners to rest your case so that we could build our system based on your needs and provide you with the services tailored to your particular situation. All computation services including consultations during the piloting phases of the system will be free of charge.

BalticLSC system is on a verge of being ready for pilot cases

It is not yet ready to be used to its full potential, but the demo version of the BalticLSC system shows a lot of promise.

After months of collaboration, technical partners have finally shown the end result of the BalticLSC system and it does look very solid.

The system has an understandable front-end for users with little technical knowledge and well-sophisticated back-end for those with more technical skill. It can perform various computations in almost no time at all by using any of the application or part of the application already created for the system. It also provides a tool for app developers to produce their own decisions for computations. Furthermore, the system allows for computation power providers to join it and swap their power while not use by themselves.

At the moment, the system is in a demo version only with further developments being planned throughout the summer, however, even in its demo version the system shows a lot of promise for young researchers, inventors, start-ups and SMEs to get their data computations done in a fast, cheap and independent manner. It also opens a floor to programmers, app developers and supercomputing power suppliers to contribute to the system creating a BalticLSC network and get some sort of revenue afterwards.

The testing of the system with the real case studies is planned for September or October this year, where companies can get computation applications tailored to their specific needs and computations themselves done for three with all the step-by-step consultancy provided by the partners. If your company has a vast amount of raw, yet labelled, data that needs to be processed fast and efficient but you lack supercomputing power and even human resources to run major computations, BalticsLSC is under development to help you. Contact any of the consortium partners or fill in the survey to rest your case so that we could build our system (starting with a prototype) based on your needs and provide you with the services tailored to your particular situation. All computation services including consultations during the piloting phases of the system will be free of charge.

In the meantime, a video with the demo version of the system will be produced and disseminated during summer for potential end-users to get a first glimpse at what they would be getting themselves into.

Regular partnership meeting is moving from conference room to online platform

Due to Corona-19 outbreak and limited opportunities for travel, regular BalticLSC partnership meeting will be held online instead of a planned face-to-face interaction.

Every semester BalticLSC consortium members meet in one of the partnership countries for a face-to-face interaction regarding the implementation of the project. During those meetings partners discuss the status of the main project outputs, management and financial issues and the future of the joint endeavour everyone has married into.

However, due to the Corona-19 outbreak and cancelled or limited travel possibilities the meeting for the third semester will be held online. This decision has been unanimously agreed upon by the consortium during the last conference call in the beginning of June.

The forthcoming partners meeting will be dedicated mostly to BalticLSC official demo and Development Road Map as well as development of BalticLSC business model. During the meeting two parallel workshops will be held: one for the business side of the project, whereas the other one will deal with the technicalities of the BalticLSC system. Partners will convene two days in row to finalise the first half of the project before summer holidays.

If your company has a vast amount of raw, yet labelled, data that needs to be processed fast and efficient but you lack supercomputing power and even human resources to run major computations, BalticsLSC is under development to help you. Contact any of the consortium partners or fill in the survey to rest your case so that we could build our system (starting with a prototype) based on your needs and provide you with the services tailored to your particular situation. All computation services including consultations during the piloting phases of the system will be free of charge.

BalticLSC is on its way

Despite a worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, the development of BalticLSC system continues with the first prototype expected to be ready by June 2020.

With the newly discovered coronavirus spreading all over the world BalticLSC team continues to strive towards finalising the first prototype of the system to be ready to test in the beginning of summer. Members of the technology side of the consortium are working on the project remotely cooperating with each other on a regular basis by using conference calls. The same could be said about the business side of the project with the business plan being drafted and discussed among the partnership.  

In terms of the software development, the coronavirus crisis had very little, if any, effect on the processes. Programmers are working on the best possible solution in accordance with the case scenarios that are available to the project at this time. The first results are expected to be rather rough, but, hopefully, with more businesses coming forward with their computing needs, the system will be gradually improved.

As for the hardware installation, the majority of it has been done prior to the pandemic hitting the continent, while the remaining pieces will be installed as soon as the most rigid restrictions, imposed by the governments to stop the spread of the virus, will be lifted up. In any case, there is no need for a fully developed super computation network during the first trials of the system. This part could be finalised during the forthcoming months.

The biggest issue the coronavirus situation has brought upon the project is the availability of the companies to provide their pilot cases for the system. With some of the companies being on lockdown and others struggling for their survival, the topic of data computation services on a network of supercomputers has been removed from or suspended in their agendas. However, despite this difficult situation, business partners of the consortium continue to work with the companies in developing as many pilot cases as possible while also introducing future BalticLSC services to the potential target audiences.

As the future with the spread of pandemic is still being uncertain, the project continues to work on its outcomes without particular hesitations, waiting for the whole situation to unfold into a world where large scale computing system will be in higher demand than it was prior to the crisis.


If your company has a vast amount of raw, yet labelled, data that needs to be processed fast and efficient but you lack supercomputing power and even human resources to run major computations, BalticsLSC is under development to help you.
Contact any of the consortium partners or fill in the survey to rest your case so that we could build our system (starting with a prototype) based on your needs and provide you with the services tailored to your particular situation. All computation services including consultations during the piloting phases of the system will be free of charge.

BalticLSC system – developing services tailored to companies’ needs

With the first prototype of BalticLSC system due in June 2020, the consortium partners have met in Tartu to discuss all the possible functionalities of the system that need to be incorporated into the prototype. After several heavy rounds of discussions technological partners together with business partners have come up with several solutions for the system to be tested during the first piloting phase. Those include but are not limited to selection methods of the HPC resource providers, distribution of orders among different resource providers as well as billing options for companies, reimbursement methods etc.

However, consortium partners have agreed that, in order to develop a fully operational system, a number of pre-selected case studies is needed to build initial functionalities based on companies’ needs. Later, when the system is going to be upgraded, additional supplements should be programmed on top of the existing ones and thus the capabilities of the system would be expanded. With the technological partners being busy buying hardware and integrating it into a supercomputer network within the Baltic sea region as well as developing software and doing some programming for the system, the detection of relevant case studies has been assigned to business partners.

If your company has a vast amount of raw, yet labelled, data that needs to be processed fast and efficient but you lack supercomputing power and even human resources to run major computations, BalticsLSC is under development to help you. Contact any of the consortium partners to rest your case so that we could build our system based on your needs and provide you with the services tailored to your particular situation. All computation services including consultations during the piloting phases of the system will be free of charge.

Window-shopping for HPC resource providers

The idea behind BalticLSC system is that small companies, research institutions or independent innovators who need supercomputing power could secure it from different resource providers at any given moment by booking it on BalticLSC platform. The initial system will be launched with five project partners providing their own resources, obtained while implementing the project, and connected into BalticLSC network, however, their capacities will be somewhat small. This means limited availability for intensive computation task and, therefore, additional resource providers are welcome to join the network in the future.

Daniel Olsson, a project partner from RISE, visited OpenCompute Regional Summit in Amsterdam where he introduced BalticLSC idea to potential future partners to act as resource providers. This potential collaboration would be beneficial for both sides as BalticLSC system could ensure higher capacities of HPC to the companies, while resource providers could earn some profit providing their supercomputing power while not using it themselves.

If you have additional supercomputing power that you would like to employ for the benefit of smaller entities and also earn some money out of it, please contact one of the project partners from our contact section.

During the visit in Amsterdam Mr. Olsson also learned about the latest trends and developments in open source software and hardware to help in designing the BalticLSC platform.

BalticLSC has been selected as an example of beneficial cooperation by Polish authorities

The BalticLSC project was presented during the meeting of the Consultation Committee for Transnational and Interregional Projects in Warsaw. The meeting was organized by the Polish Ministry of Funds and Regional Policies. BalticLSC was selected as one of only 4 projects presented during the meeting showcasing the benefits of transnational cooperation under the Interreg BSR programme.

The presentation resulted in several questions and discussions with representatives of Polish regional authorities and selected companies. Some of these contacts proposed very concrete possibilities for cooperation as case studies for the BalticLSC Network.

Danish Green Tech Positive in Piloting the BalticLSC

Twenty Danish Green Tech companies were introduced to the BalticLSC and the progress of the project in the local event in Denmark in December. Maj Held Sallingboe-West from Vejle Municipality presented the benefits of joining the BalticLSC as a pilot company and getting the free training and usage of the system before the market introduction in July 2021.

The participants at the meeting were interested in the offerings: a shorter time to market, to strengthen their innovation power, and doing this in a set-up with assistance of the competent partners of the BalticLSC project.

After the meeting, three companies have expressed their interest in becoming the first pilots and will now be more acquainted with the project with the help of the Danish team.