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CloudSME project aims building a generic simulation platform that enables SMEs in the manufacturing and engineering domain to utilise HPC cloud-based simulation services in a one-stop-shop solution to improve their operations. In order to achieve this goal, the project has the following objectives:


  • Build a simulation platform that allows seamless access to multiple heterogeneous cloud resources and provides a high level of abstraction to users when accessing these resources for simulations in a one-stop-shop solution.
  • Provide a Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution for simulation software provider companies and their clients in manufacturing and engineering.
  • Create a generic simulation platform for engineering and manufacturing (the CloudSME Simulation Platform) that supports multiple simulation software.
  • Enable simulation software providers to offer cloud-based SaaS simulation solutions for SME end-users.
  • Enable SMEs in the manufacturing and engineering domain to access simulation services that significantly contribute to improve the efficiency of their operations and/or the quality of their products.
  • Implement the CloudSME Simulation Platform in a way that is independent from the underlying cloud infrastructure.
  • Provide seamless access to HPC resources in order to speed up the simulations ondemand
  • Illustrate the usability of the developed CloudSME Simulation Platform by implementing several real life use-cases for manufacturing/engineering SMEs.
  • Operate a production quality cloud infrastructure that will be utilised for the development and also for the production level benchmarking and demonstration of the SME end-user use-cases.
  • Disseminate the results of the project in the manufacturing/engineering domain and raise awareness of the CloudSME Simulation Platform.
  • Lead and significantly contribute to the standardisation of cloud-based simulation services.
  • Based on the collection and analysis of requirements, define generic and concrete business models for SMEs in the manufacturing/engineering sector to facilitate the take-up of cloud-based simulation solutions.