Call for Open Source Hardware projects

Register your Open Source Hardware project that can be used in High Performance Computing at the Eurolab4HPC website. Eligible project owners that register until 1st of March 2019 will have a shot at winning cash prizes of
€3000 (winner), 2 × €1000 (for two best runners-up)
for excellence in open source hardware.

The Eurolab4HPC project is aiming to bring together researchers, industry and users for the development and the use of open source hardware and software creating a community to work on long-term projects. We believe that open source projects provide a natural forum for testing ideas and discovering innovation opportunities, thereby promoting entrepreneurship, fostering industry take-up, and providing an avenue to train more experts in High Performance hardware and software.

If you are working on an Open Source hardware project that you think can be relevant for computing in general and high performance computing in particular, send us an e-mail at open-source@eurolab4hpc.eu, not later than March 1st, 2019. Please describe who you are, the project, your contribution to the project, why you think it is important, its licensing model and a link to where it can be obtained from. We will list it on our Open Source Contributions page.

Eligibility Criteria for prizes

Prizes are supported by the Eurolab4HPC project which has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020-EU.1.2.2. - FET Proactive) under grant agreement number 800962. Eligible are people living in EU member and associated countries of the H2020 programme that are not members of the Eurolab4HPC consortium.

Applications will be evaluated by an independent jury, with emphasis on

  • Technical contribution and potential impact on HPC and computing in general (35%),
  • Quality of documentation (25%) and
  • Licensing restrictions and accessibility (25%)
  • Activity of the project: most active projects will be ranked higher (15%)

The prize winners will be announced by 1st of May 2019 and will be asked to present their projects at the Open Source Innovation Camp that will be organized as part of the Week of Open Source Hardware in Zurich between 11-14 June 2019.