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How European Research is organised
An overview of HPC in the current Horizon 2020 programme and of European HPC governance
European Research is organised by the European Union and administered by the European Commission. There are five year plans. The current is called Horizon 2020, which will end, you guessed right, in 2020. There are several parts of the programme that have an HPC component. They are listed below.
These page gives some of the important elements. See the project pages for a list of individual projects. If we did forget anything, please let us know.
Recently (September 2018) , the European Commission announced its intention to transfer the remaining H2020 budget related to HPC to the EuroHPC JU once that has been established.
Digital Europe & Horizon 2020 research programme areas with HPC components
Advisory Groups and Platforms
European HPC Initative
The exascale race is not over, yet. Seven European countries signed a declaration in March 2017 at an HPC session at the Digital Day 2017 in Rome, aiming for the acquisition of two world-class pre-exascale supercomputers preferably starting on 2019-2020, and two world-class full exascale supercomputers preferably starting on 2022-2023. At least one of the two exascale computers should be based on high-quality competitive European technology produced in a co-design approach and its integration in at least one of the two exascale supercomputers. The European Commission reaffirmed Junker's goal of having at least one system amongst the first three in the TOP500 of the world's fastest supercomputers in 2022.
The meanwhile thirtheen countries, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Switzerland, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands Luxembourg and the Netherlands, agreed to the work on an implementation roadmap by the end of 2017 (meanwhile planned for early 2018). That seems a little late to have an all European exascale supercomputer already 5 years later. The funding is not yet clear. How much will the thirteen countries invest? The funding available from the European Union is more or less known from the Horizon 2020 budget: 700 million euro.
In January 2018 it was proposed to establish a new legal entity that would be called EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU). After legal consoltations, that will be established by the end of Septemebr 2018 and have its seat in Luxembourg. Meanwhile 23 countries are expecting to join the EuroHPC JU.
More information: http://eurohpc.eu.