The collaboration activities of MIKELANGELO aim to foster mutual co-operation and sharing of ideas in a multi-lateral manner.  The collaboration actions are centred on – but not limited to – EEA. We are very interested in working together with competent projects and organisations across the world.

Collaborate with us! We are always happy to:

  • Organise a common workshop at relevant conferences such as the ISC, the SC, etc;
  • Develop/integrate software components – you can read about the technologies we develop and plan to develop at our Technology pages here;
  • Participate in your project surveys;
  • Be invited to your project meetings/trainings/workshops;
  • Co-author journal papers or articles on topics of common interest;

If you are interested in any of the above, please email us at

Currently MIKELANGELO collaborates with the following,

A) Projects:

  • FP7 I4MS project FORTISSIMO: Fortissimo stands for “Factories of the Future Resources, Technology, Infrastructure and Services for Simulation and Modelling” and is a collaborative project that enables European SMEs to be more competitive globally through the use of simulation services running on a High Performance Computing cloud infrastructure. The uptake of of advanced modelling, simulation and data analytics will improve competitiveness through improved design processes and better products and services. For the European Union as a whole this means improved employment opportunities and economic growth. The project is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh and involves 45 partners including Manufacturing Companies, Application Developers, Domain Experts, IT Solution Providers and HPC Cloud Service Providers from 14 countries.
  • H2020 project FORTISSIMO 2: FORTISSIMO 2 is a successor of FORTISSIMO project and it continues to address the adoption of next generation ICT advances in the manufacturing domain. At the core of Fortissimo 2 are three tranches of Application Experiments (~35 in total). An initial set is included in this proposal and two further sets will be obtained through Open Calls for proposals. These experiments will be driven by the requirements of first-time users (predominately SMEs) and will bring together actors from across the value chain, from cycle providers to domain experts via the Fortissimo Marketplace. This will enable innovative solutions to manufacturing challenges, leading to new and improved design processes, products and services. A key feature of Fortissimo 2 will be the adaption of the Marketplace to meet the needs of end-users. It will offer a responsive and reliable service to companies which want to access HPC and Big resources and expertise.
  • H2020 project DICE: Developing Data-Intensive Cloud Applications with Iterative Quality Enhancements (DICE) works on defining a quality-driven development methodology and related tools that will markedly accelerate the development of business-critical data-intensive applications running on public or private clouds. Building on the principles of model-driven development (MDD) and on popular standards such as UML, MARTE and TOSCA, the project will first define a novel MDD methodology that can describe data and data-intensive technologies in cloud applications. A quality engineering toolchain offering simulation, verification, and numerical optimisation will leverage these extensions to drive the early design stages of the application development and guide software quality evolution.
  • H2020 project M2DC: Modular Microserver DataCentre (M2DC) investigates, develops and demonstrates a modular, highly-efficient, cost-optimized server architecture composed of heterogeneous microserver computing resources, being able to be tailored to meet requirements from various application domains such as image processing, cloud computing or even HPC.
  • H2020 project Nephele: Nephele stands for eNd to End scalable and dynamically reconfigurable oPtical arcHitecture for application-awarE SDN cLoud datacentErs. Nephele develops an end-to-end solution extending from the datacenter architecture and optical subsystem design to the overlaying control plane and application interfaces. PROJECT hybrid electronic-optical network architecture scales linearly with the number of datacenter hosts, offers Ethernet granularity and saves up to 94% power and 30% cost. It consolidates compute and storage networks over a single, Ethernet optical TDMA network. Low latency, hardware-level dynamic re-configurability and quasi-deterministic QoS are supported in view of disaggregated datacenter deployment scenarios. A fully functional control plane overlay will be developed comprising an SDN controller along with its interfaces.
  • Celtic-Plus project SENDATE: SENDATE Secure-DCI project develops an architecture for next-generation distributed data centers based on optical technologies in conjunction with virtualized network functions and software defined network orchestration allowing a flexible and secure provisioning of compute, storage and networking resources to tenants and applications at scale.

B) Technology Platforms:

  • ETP4HPC: ETP4HPC is the European Technology Platform (ETP) in the area of High-Performance Computing (HPC). It is an industry-led think-tank comprising of European HPC technology stakeholders: technology vendors, research centres and end-users. The main objective of ETP4HPC is to define research priorities and action plans in the area of HPC technology provision (i.e. the provision of supercomputing systems). We issue and maintain a Strategic Research Agenda as a mechanism to help the European Commission define the contents of the HPC Technology Work Programmes. We also act as the “one voice” of the European HPC industry in relations with the European Commission and national authorities. ETP4HPC was formed in October 2011.
  • PRACE: PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing, was established in May 2010 as a permanent pan-European High Performance Computing service providing world-class systems for world-class science. Six systems at the highest performance level (Tier-0) are deployed by Germany, France, Italy and Spain providing researchers with over 9 billion core hours of compute time. HPC experts from twenty-five member states – funded in part in three implementation projects – enabled users from academia and industry to ascertain leadership and remain competitive in the Global Race.

C) Organisations:

  • Tohoku University
  • NEC