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

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The EuroHPC JU did 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"  has a budget of 40 million euro and close on November 14, 2019.

 

Towards Extreme Scale Technologies and Applications

This call has the following topics:

  • EuroHPC-01-2019: Extreme scale computing and data driven technologies;
  • EuroHPC-02-2019: HPC and data centric environments and application platforms;
  • EuroHPC-03-2019: Industrial software codes for extreme scale computing environments and applications.

EuroHPC-01-2019: Extreme scale computing and data driven technologies

The goal of this topic is to develop world-class extreme scale, and energy-efficient HPC and data driven technologies, that use software engineering techniques, programming tools and libraries that can be adapted and retargeted to rapidly evolving HPC architectures for next generation supercomputers. Actions should allow leveraging the efforts on the European low power processing technologies as well as the Centres of Excellence and be part of a sustainable exascale HPC ecosystem in Europe.

The following subtopics are requested:

a. Technologies to increase sustained application performance at node and system level, improve energy efficiency and open new usage domains (e.g. High-Performance Data Analytics and mixed precision technologies for existing computing models as well as for Artificial Intelligence).

b. Technologies to manage data volumes generated and consumed, to minimize data movement and to increase flexibility to store, manipulate and access extremely large data sets in very heterogeneous computing environments.

c. Networking capabilities allowing low latency and high bandwidth communication between large numbers of extreme computing and data components (e.g. nodes, storage, memory, accelerator etc.).

d. Programming models, associated run-time systems, system software and compilers to ensure code scalability, maintainability, functionality and performance portability and optimisation across existing and possible future architectures and systems.

e. New mathematical methods and algorithms to ensure efficient usability and improve energy efficiency, featuring high robustness and enhanced scalability.

EuroHPC-02-2019: HPC and data centric environments and application platforms

The goal is to support the development of HPC and data driven HPC software environments and application oriented platforms to generate innovation and value creation in sectors of societal and industrial relevance for Europe.

Project proposals should address the development of energy-efficient HPC solutions supporting the adoption of applications with industrial and societal relevance for Europe on evolving HPC hardware and system software/programming environments.

The use of HPC to generate innovation and value creation should be clearly demonstrated, for instance in manufacturing, farming, health, mobility, natural hazards, climate, energy, space, finance or cyber security. HPC olutions should be aimed at providing secure and simple access and service provisioning to relevant stakeholders.

 

EuroHPC-03-2019: Industrial software codes for extreme scale computing environments and applications

The goal here is to efficiently enable the industrial applications fully exploit the evolving HPC hardware and software landscape.Synergies with open-source components should be explored, including the use of novel mathematical methods and algorithms.

The target software and codes to be improved should be used in areas of significant demonstrable market impact, where Europe is leader or should achieve leadership and create value in Europe.

 

Innovating and Widening the HPC use and skills base

This call has the following topics:

  • EuroHPC-04-2019: HPC Competence Centres;
  • EuroHPC-05-2019: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs.

EuroHPC-04-2019: HPC Competence Centres

There are two subtopics. Of which the first one is the most important one:

a. National HPC Competence Centres: The aim is to support existing or the creation a national HPC Competence Centre in each of the EU Member State and EuroHPC JU Participating State. The national HPC Competence Centres should provide HPC services to industry (including to SMEs), academia and public administrations, delivering tailored /modular solutions for a wide variety of users, with an aim to ease and foster the transition towards wider uptake of HPC in Europe. It should be the focal point coordinating all national initiatives, facilitating access of national stakeholders to European HPC competence and opportunities in different industrial sectors and domains.

b. Networking and coordination of national HPC Competence Centres: The aim is to maximize existing European HPC knowledge and expertise across Europe. The tasks and services of the network will be to establish a single focal point at European level, that will be responsible for the coordination of the national Competence Centres, the exchange of best practices, know-how and information, networking and training across national HPC Competence Centres.

 

EuroHPC-05-2019: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs

Goal is to provide an effective mechanism for inclusion of innovative SMEs lowering the barriers for small actors to enter the market and exploit new business opportunities.

There will probably be one big project that provides support to many SMEs.

The project proposal will define the process of selecting SMEs for which financial support will be granted. Taking into account the complexity of projects involving access to advanced HPC services (such as for example AI/HPDA, etc.), typically the financial support will be in the order of 50.000 - 150.000 euro per party.

 

How to participate

Unlike in H2020 research projects, partners in EuroHPC JU projects will mostly only get 50% or 35% reimbursed from the EuroHPC JU grant. There may be matching funds from national research funds. It is not yet known how each country will manage that. Most likely when the call opens on July 25, that information will be available too.

Always use the official call texts as reference.

The current version of the Work Programme is available at EuroHPC Joint Undertaking Decision Of The Governing Board Of The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking No 9/2019 - Adopting the amended Joint Undertaking's Work Plan for the year 2019 .

 

The submission system at the H2020 site is open at:

 

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