June 14, 2021 — The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), the state supported national centre for High-Performance Computing (HPC) providing user support and complex computing skills transfer to academia, industry and the public sector, announces today Monday, 14th June, four new appointments and a further seven positions to be filled in the coming months.
J-C Desplat, Director of ICHEC said, “The appointments follow increased demand from the HEI scientific community for advanced computational skills using HPC as well as continued growth for expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and preparing for Quantum computing. This is a pivotal time in developments in HPC/supercomputing and Big Data and ICHEC, as the national centre, offers exposure to work at the edge of these advances. Across all areas of ICHEC from training and upskilling in the HEI and SME sector to our involvement in a range of EU advanced computing projects, and our Climate Science and Earth Observation work with national and international agencies we are seeing increased demand for computational scientists with advanced HPC skills.
ICHEC supports novel scientific research using extreme data-sets on the national high-performance computer ‘Kay’, ICHEC enables researchers, enterprises and the public sector to discover innovative solutions for today’s complex social, economic and environmental challenges.