The single largest overall successes of SeRC is that it helps application researchers and computational experts to find each other and speak with one voice. Large-scale data analysis and simulation is introduced in areas where it has not been used before, the strongest computational groups in the country collaborate internationally instead of competing nationally. We will keep redefining these boundaries by identifying areas where the combination of computational and appli- cation research excellence make a eld ripe for disruptive changes to the science.
In view of this, SeRC intends to intensify collaborations with relevant Swedish groups and universities currently not part of SeRC and aims for a national scope in domains like numerical analysis and material science. By expanding such collaborations, SeRC will develop into a truly national organisation. This will also allow SeRC to take responsibility to further develop the Swedish e-infrastructure landscape together with SNIC.
Through extensive collaborations with industry and governmental agencies SeRC generates direct impact in society and contributes to societal development and commercial competitiveness. SeRC has several industrial representatives on its advisory board, and we are delighted with their interest and engagement in learning how computing can change what they do, for instance at our annual meetings. One of the primary indirect impact mechanisms for SeRC is knowledge transfer in the form of examined PhDs, who hold unique experiences of e-Science and form a network consisting of the next generation of e-scientists.