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Consortium partners

MAELSTROM brings seven organizations from six European countries together: research institutes, universities and SMEs.
The partners have been selected to combine deep experience and know-how in the three domains weather & climate prediction, machine learning, and high-performance computing. Each partner organization is a proven pioneer in their fields; together, they unite a set of know-how second-to-none worldwide, ready to fulfill MAELSTROM's ambitious mission.

ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing numerical weather predictions for its Member and Co-operating states as well as users around the world. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research and analysis aiming to continuously improve global prediction.
4cast is a joint venture of wind power pioneers and AI experts and consists of a team of experts from the fields of machine learning, physics and meteorology. Their goal is to better predict the production of energy systems from renewable energy sources (so far wind and solar energy).
E4 is an internationally recognized solutions provider thanks to their high level of expertise in HPC, High Performance Data Analytics, AI and Deep Learning. Their R&D and Innovation team has proved itself at the highest level.
Free­dom and in­di­vidual re­spons­ib­il­ity, en­tre­pren­eur­ial spirit and open-​mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bed­rock of true Swiss val­ues. At ETH Zurich, stu­dents dis­cover an ideal en­vir­on­ment for in­de­pend­ent think­ing, re­search­ers a cli­mate which in­spires top per­form­ance.
Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich operates tremendously parallel supercomputers of the highest performance class in an ambitious research program on future HPC system architectures, enabling scientists and engineers to solve their highly complex problems. About 200 experts are working across all the domains of supercomputing and simulation science.
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute is responsible for the public meteorological services for civil and military purposes. The Institute will work to ensure that authorities, industry, institutions and the general public are best able to protect life and property, plan ahead and protect the environment.
SnT conducts internationally competitive research in information and communication technology, ICT, with high relevance creating socio-economic impact: Long-term, high-risk research; demand driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector.

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NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI ― the next era of computing ― with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.