ESS - Market Consultation regarding innovations on Micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture specification 4 (MTCA.4)
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Description: Within the framework of an intended procurement for innovative MTCA.4 components, the European Spallation Source (ESS) is pleased to invite you to a market consultation that will be organized in Copenhagen on the 19th of April 2018. Objective of the market consultation: ESS is one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects being built today. The facility design and construction includes the most powerful linear proton accelerator ever built, a four-tonne, helium-cooled tungsten target wheel, two dozen state-of-the-art neutron instruments, a suite of laboratories, and a supercomputing data management and software development center. The control system at ESS is essential for the synchronisation and day-to-day running of all the equipment involved in the production of neutrons for the experimental programs. ESS aims to develop and implement a control system infrastructure for the facility upon MTCA.4 technology and several product innovations can be identified for the technology to reach performance and availability requirements for ESS. The market consultation is planned as an opportunity to interact and cooperate with potential suppliers and stakeholders in order to detect and discuss innovative solutions addressing ESS needs and the feasibility of such innovations. The Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI): Based on insights and findings gathered during the market consultation, ESS will consider launching a PPI with the intention to act as a launch customer for the innovative MTCA.4 components. Additional information on the PPI will be provided at the market consultation. Additional Information: The European Spallation Source ERIC will be holding the market consultation meeting on Thursday, 19TH of April 2018, from 10:00 to 16:00 at the Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport in order to consult with experts regarding the ambition of the ESS project and the definition of suitable solutions that can be developed within the timeframe and budget of the ESS project. Please register your interest if you want to participate in the market consultation and ESS will contact you and provide additional information.