EuroHPC Joint Undertaking launches first research and innovation calls

Monday July 29th, 2019

€190 million will fund research and innovation in supercomputing in Europe.notes_2224830XSml

European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC) has launched calls for proposals to fund research and innovation activities that will help Europe to remain globally competitive in the field of supercomputing.

EuroHPC began its operations in November 2018, with 29 European countries currently taking part. Its goal is to pool EU and national resources in order to develop an integrated world-class supercomputing and data infrastructure in Europe, and to create a highly competitive and innovative European HPC ecosystem. In June this year, it announced a joint investment, with the participating countries, of around €840 million to acquire and deploy eight world-class supercomputers in the EU before the end of 2020. These machines will multiply Europe’s current supercomputing capabilities by a factor of 5-10.

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, said:

“These calls complement the substantial investment that is being made by the Joint Undertaking in Europe’s supercomputing infrastructure. They will help the Joint Undertaking draw on the skills and knowledge of European SMEs and industry to put its ambitious work plan into action and develop applications and services using this infrastructure. I am looking forward to seeing EU support for supercomputing continuing under the next Multiannual Financial Framework, for 2021-2027.”

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