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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. Meanwhile there are 20 countries that have joined EuroHPC. However it is not certain yet whether Cyprus will sign the EuroHPC JU from the start (News from 2018-05-01). Latvia  plans to join EuroHPC soon.

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And then there were 20: Finland and Sweden join EuroHPC

Helsinki, Stockholm, 2018-06-14 - As expected, Sweden, and also Finland, have joined EuroHPC. There are now 20 countries that have signed the EuroHPC declaration and have the intention to contribute and benefit from the EuroHPC JU that intends to acquire jointly pre-exascale and exascale supercomputers for Europe and to develop exascale supercomputer technology. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Finnish Minister of Education signed for Finland, and Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Swedish Minister of Higher Education and Research, for Sweden. Read further...

Austria joins EuroHPC

Vienna, 2018-06-13 - The Austrian Minister of Education, Science and Research Heinz Faßmann signed the EuroHPC Declaration in Vienna today in the presence of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. Austria is the eighteenth European country to join the European effort to build the next generation of exascale supercomputers. Read further...

Exchange of experience and focus on specialisation are key to Europe regaining status in EuroHPC and e-Infrastructures

Sofia, 2018-05-15 - After the recent e-IRG and Vi-SEEM Workshops, Primeur Magazinewas invited by Ivan Dimov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science at his cabinet in Sofia, Bulgaria for an interview. Ivan Dimov gave a keynote at both workshops about e-Infrastructures and supercomputing. He is responsible for research in Bulgaria. Before that, Ivan Dimov was a scientist, working in computer science. He has been Director of the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He has also been working in some other places in Europe and in America and was for some period of time in England at the University of Reading, in Germany and in France. Read further...

New Digital Europe Programme proposed by the European Commission with 2,7 billion euro for HPC for 2021-2027 timeframe

Brussels, 2018-06-06 - The European Commission has proposed a new programme called "Digital Europe" for the next framework period. The total proposed budget for the 2021-2027 timeframe is 9,2 billion euro, of which 2,7 billion is planned for supercomputers (HPC) and 2,5 billion for artificial intelligence (AI). The proposal needs to be adopted by the European Union as part of the next framework programme. The programme is new and an addition to existing programmes, such as the Horizon Europe (which is the successor of Horizon 2020) and the Connecting Europe (CEF) facilities. The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is expected to draw budget from both Digital Europe and Horizon Europe. Digital Europe focusing on infrastructures and applications for everyone: from SMEs to large research institutes. It is designed to increase European competitiveness in key digital areas. Read further...

Another 4 countries to sign the EuroHPC declaration, bringing the total to 21 countries

Brussels, 2018-06-07 - Within the coming weeks another 4 countries are expected to sign the EuroHPC declaration. One of them is Latvia. Lithuania signed earlier this month as 17th country. This would bring the total number of EuroHPC countries to 21. Signing the agreement means the country intends to join the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking and contribute to the development and acquisition of a European exascale supercomputer in the 2022/2023 timeframe. Read further...

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