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How European Research is organised

European research

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,...

EuroHPC and IPCEI

EuroHPC

European HPC Initative Read MoreAboutEuroHPC »
By Ad Emmen

IPCEI

Important Project of Common European Interest on HPC and Big Data Enabled Applications Read MoreAboutIPCEI »
By Ad Emmen

Digital Europe & Horizon 2020 research programme areas with HPC components

I4MS

I4MS

ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs


4MS (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) is the initiative promoted by the EC to support the European leadership in manufacturing through the adoption of ICT technologies. In fact, Europe's competiveness in that sector depends on its capacity to deliver highly innovative products, where the innovation often originates from advances in ICT.

At each and every time there are only two, perhaps three, large HPC related projects active. Currently, these are FORTISSIMO, CLOUDSME, and CLOUDFLOW.

 

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Advisory Groups and Platforms

BDVA

Big Data Value Association Read MoreAboutBDVA »
By Ad Emmen

ETP4HPC

European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing Read MoreAboutETP4HPC »
By Ad Emmen

ESFRI

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures Read MoreAboutESFRI »
By Ad Emmen

e-IRG

e-Infrastructure Reflection Group Read MoreAboute-IRG »
By Ad Emmen
EuroHPC

EuroHPC

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.