On March 23, 2017, seven European countries sigend an agreement to start  a European HPC programme that will eventually lead to European exascale supercomputers called EuroHPC.


On these pages  the team of of Primeur Magazine keeps you up to date on the EuroHPC developments.


Belgium and Slovenia joined the EuroHPC declaration

Belgium and Slovenia joined the EuroHPC declaration in June and July 2017.

European Commission Consultation on EuroHPC

The European Commission wants to gather stakeholders’ opinions on the key areas of the future EU-wide initiative on HPC that will support the development of the next generation of computing and data infrastructure in Europe. On August 3, 2017, the Commission opened a consulation: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/targeted-consultation-high-performance-computing-initiative-europe


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EuroHPC News highlights

European Commission opens consultation on EuroHPC HPC plans

The European Commission has opened a consultation on the High Performance Computing Initiative in Europe. Closing date for the public consultation is September 5. The European Commission wants to gather stakeholders’ opinions on the key areas of the future EU-wide initiative on HPC that will support the development of the next generation of computing and data infrastructure in Europe. Topics include: Main challenges to the current state of HPC in Europe; Added-value of EU coordinated action; Main objectives of the EuroHPC initiative; and Set-up of the EuroHPC initiative (time-frame, participants and their role, responsibilities). The results of the consultation will help define EuroHPC, the new EU legal and financial instrument that will implement the European HPC initiative. Read further...

Slovenia joins the European HPC cooperation EuroHPC as 9th member

This evening, Boris Koprivnikar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, signed the EuroHPC declaration in the presence of the European Commission Vice-President Ansip and the Commissioner Gabriel. Slovenia becomes this way the ninth Member State signing this declaration and aiming at working together to coordinate the European efforts in High Performance Computing. Read further...

EuroHPC expands: Belgium joins the European exascale initiative by signing EuroHPC declaration

Belgium is the 8th EU country to sign the European declaration on high-performance computing. Belgium will participate in EuroHPC in the joint efforts to build the next generation of computing and data infrastructures. Belgium Minister Alexander De Croo signed the EuoHPC declaration on June 9th in Luxembourg. Read further...

Exciting times for the European citizen: EuroHPC plans two exascale machines by 2024-2025

After the e-IRG Workshop in St. Paul's Bay, Malta,Primeur Magazineinvited Dr. Juan Miguel González-Aranda, e-IRG Delegate for Spain, Interim LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer and Deputy of the Directorate-General for International Relations at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness in Spain for an interview about the European construction "commons" spirit and the essential role to this end coming from the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG). Dr. González-Aranda is chairing the e-IRG Working Group on the Long-Term Preservation of Scientific Research Data. The aim is to support and push e-IRG in being the real high-level expertise reflection group that assists in co-creating and establishing the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the new EuroHPC Initiative as well. Read further...

China's effort on HPC in the next 5 years - from exascale prototypes to exascale system

China firmly ranks first and second at the TOP500 of fastest supercomputers in the world for some time already. But where is China heading? Depei Qian, Beihang University/Sun Yat-sen University gave an overview of China's effort in HPC in the next 5 years at the HPC in Asia workshop at ISC-HPC ISC'17 in Frankfurt. He started his presentation with a historical overview of HPC in China. Read further...

An evening with Thomas Sterling: Exascale taking shape at a global level and down the rabbit hole of loop quantum gravity

Right after the Award Ceremony of the HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition 2017 at ISC, Session Chair Frank Baetke introduced Professor Thomas Sterling from Indiana University to the audience that was ready for the 14th edition of the legendary "HPC Year in Review" series. As the 2017 theme, Thomas Sterling had picked "Planning for Exascale" instead of machine learning or Deep Learning, explaining that we now have a fairly clear picture of what exascale is going to be. Read further...

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