Overview participation - EuroHPC

EuroHPC - Europe's journey to exascale HPC

On these pages, the team  of Primeur Magazine keeps you up to date on the EuroHPC developments. EuroHPC is a joint collaboration between European countries and the European Union about developing and supporting exascale supercomputing by 2022/2023. The EuroHPC declaration, signed on March 23 2017 signed by 7 countries marked the beginning of EuroHPC and of this portal.

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Participants in petascale & pre-exascale hosting entitites

The  8 hosting sites will be located in Sofia (Bulgaria), Ostrava (Czechia), Kajaani (Finland), Bologna (Italy), Bissen (Luxembourg), Minho (Portugal), Maribor (Slovenia), and Barcelona (Spain).  In total, 19 of the 28 countries participating in the Joint Undertaking will be part of the consortia operating the centres. Together with EU funds, it represents a total budget of 840 million euro. The exact funding arrangements for the new supercomputers will be reflected in hosting agreements that will be signed soon.

The systems in Barcelona (Spain), Bologna (Italy), and Kajaani (Finland) will host pre-exascale systems.

In the Spanish consortium, also Portugal, Ireland, Romania and Turkey participate. In the Italian Consortium also Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary participate. In the Finnish consortium, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Sweden and  Switzerland participate.

Page updated: 2019-09-19

Latest news

 

European Processor Initiative to develop Common Platform for general purpose microprocessor and accelerators for exascale machines and automotive industry

Edinburgh, 2019-11-04 - At the 75th HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Jean-Marc Denis held a keynote presentation on the European Processor Initiative. Before this,Primeur Magazinehad the chance to talk with him at large about the recent developments in the project. Read further...

Video registration of the presentation "The UK Exascale Project" by Mark Parsons at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, 2019-11-04 - Mark Parsons explained "The UK Exascale Project" at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh. In the video recording of his presentation you can hear about the development of this project and the current status. Since mid 2018, it was clear that the UK needed an exascale computing strategy. Because of Brexit, it was impossible for the UK to join EuroHPC. So, a strategic case was made to undertake a scoping study to develop an outline business case for the UK government. Read further...

 

NEXTGenIO project to deliver brand new system with revolutionary memory for better performance and dissolving I/O bottlenecks

Edinburgh, 2019-10-28 - At the recent HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to catch up on the NEXTGenIO results with three people from the project that has just finished: Tiago Quintino, Michele Weiland and Adrian Jackson. Read further...

Weather forecasts will be improved with exascale systems - Tiago Quintino from ECMWF explains how NextGenIO project contributes

Edinburgh, 2019-10-28 - At the 75th HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Tiago Quintino from the European Centre of Medium-Range Weather Forcasts (ECMWF) explained that the NextGenIO project brought better weather forecasts one step closer by demonstrating a new type of storage called NVRAM that sits between computer memory and disk memory and can be used to process the large amounts of data needed in a weather forecast. Read further...

 

Interview with EPCC's Mark Parsons - plan for UK exascale supercomputer in 2022/2023 is taking shape

Edinburgh, 2019-10-11 - Right after the recent HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland,Primeur Magazinewas kindly invited by the local forum organizer Mark Parsons, Director of the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh, to his office for an interview. EPCC is preparing for the next supercomputer, Archer2, but there are also bold plans to bring an exascale supercomputer to the UK end of 2022/beginning of 2023. Old mines play an important role in reusing the massive amounts of heat an exascale supercomputer will produce. Read further...

Spanish government submits 2020 budget plan mentioning EuroHPC

Madrid, 2019-10-17 - The Ministry of Finance of Spain has submitted the financial budget plan for 2020 to the European Commission. It contains the 100 million euro investment from EuroHPC JU as contribution to the supercomputer in the Barcelona Supercomputer Center. Read further...

Infrastructure Advisory Group to host Workshop on EuroHPC Systems Access Policy

Brussels, 2019-10-06 - The Infrastructure Advisory Group (INFRAG) of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is organising a Workshop on EuroHPC Systems Access Policy on October 21, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The organisation of this event is supported by the HPC-GIG Project, which is jointly implemented by PRACE, ETP4HPC, and GÉANT, with funding from the EU's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 824151. Read further...

EuroHPC Twitter account has now over 1000 followers, illustrating the growing interest in independent news about Europe's journey to exascale

Almere, 2019-09-30 - Since March 2017, the Primeur Magazine team keeps you up to date with independent news about Europe's exascale journey through EuroHPC. The Twitter account @EuroHPC just passed two nicely looking "binary marks": We passed the 1111 tweet mark and also the 1001 Twitter followers mark. If you are not yet a follower, you could be follower number 1010. Whatever your favourite number is, it shows that our news service is appreciated by our followers. Read further...

EuroHPC Joint undertaking is looking for Senior Programme Manager, Executive Secretary,

Luxembourg, 2019-09-25 - It is expected that on October 1st the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking will open three job vacancies for Senior Program Officer, Executive Secretary, and Legal Officer. Read further...

 

Spain and Italy add members to their pre-exascale consortia

Helsinki, 2019-09-19 - Several European countries joined the pre-exascale consortia led by BSC in Spain and CINECA in Italy. The Spain-led consortium added Ireland and Romania in addition to Portugal, Turkey and Croatia that were already member. The Italy-led consortium is expanded with Austria and Slovakia. Hungary and Slovenia were already member. The Finnish-led consortium is with 9 members still the biggest. Read further...

 

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023

Almere, 2019-09-16 - Genci, the French national supercomputing organisation, has published its 5-year Strategic Plan 2019-2023. Genci acts as the link between the French governement, the French HPC users, and the French national supercomputers. It also interacts with European initiatives including PRACE and EuroHPC. Its strategic plan focuses on the main goals for HPC in France in the next 5 years. The strategic plan also includes an evaluation of the previous five-year plan. The Strategic Plan 2019-2023 defines a number of strategic objectives. The most interesting one is the concrete plan to position France as hosting country for an EuroHPC exascale system by 2022/2023. Read further...

CSC published four interviews about EuroHPC and LUMI supercomputer

Helsinki, 2019-09-16 - CSC, who is leading the EuroHPC LUMI consortium, has published four interviews summarised in an article "EuroHPC highlights Finnish know-how, increases Finnish research prospects and enables more expert resources for science and business innovations". The persons interviewed are Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for the EU's employment, growth, investments and competitiveness; Jaakko Hirvola, CEO of Technology Industries of Finland; Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University; and Kimmo Koski, Managing Director of CSC. Read further...

The quest for European HPC research and innovation funding

Almere, 2019-08-09 - All H2020 funding for HPC has been transferred to EuroHPC, has it not? All EuroHPC projects are funded fifty-fifty by EuroHPC and participating countries, are they not? The answers may come as a surprise to you: there is still a considerable amount of HPC funding that surfaced in H2020 and for some research projects the EuroHPC funding is 100%. To help you in your quest to find the right HPC funding opportunity we have compiled a list of all open and future EuroHPC and H2020 HPC Calls. Read further...

Which countries match the EuroHPC budget for the open Research and Innovation calls?

Almere, 2019-07-26 - The EuroHPC grants will only cover 50% of a project proposal's budget. Each partner in an accepted project proposal must pay the other 50% from other sources. The general idea is the countries' national research and development programmes cover this. For the calls that opened yesterday, about half of the participating EuroHPC countries already know if they will make money available, and whether that amount has a maximum or not. Yes, it is complicated. About half of the countries do not know yet. This makes it very difficult for organisations to start working in an international consortium on preparing proposals as the first call already closes in November. Read further...

First EuroHPC research and innovation calls are now open for submission

Luxembourg, 2019-07-25 - The EuroHPC JU calls for proposals opened today July 25, 2019. The first "Call - Towards Extreme Scale Technologies and Applications" will have a budget of 55 million euro and close on January 14, 2010. The second "Call - Innovating and Widening the HPC use and skills base" will have a budget of 40 million euro and close on November 14, 2019. Read further...

Hungary joins Italian pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium

Budapest, 2019-07-22 - Hungary is also taking part in the Italian-led consortium that will create one of the world's largest capacity supercomputers in Bologna by mid-2020. Read further...

EuroHPC Research and Innovation calls open July 25 with a total budget of 95 million euro

Luxembourg, 2019-07-19 - The EuroHPC JU will open two calls for proposals on July 25, 2019. The first "Call - Towards Extreme Scale Technologies and Applications" will have a budget of 55 million euro and close on January 14, 2010. The second "Call - Innovating and Widening the HPC use and skills base" will have a budget of 40 million euro and close on November 14, 2019. Read further...

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