The European High-Perfomance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is a legal and funding entity, created in 2018 and located in Luxembourg.  It allows the European Union and participating countries to coordinate their efforts and pool their resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers, based on competitive European technology.

The EuroHPC JU gathers:

  • Public members: the European Union, as well as EU member states and associated countries. To date, the following countries have joined the JU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey. 
  • Three private members: our association (ETP4HPC), DAIRO (Data, AI and Robotics, formerly known as BDVA), and QuIC (European Quantum Industry Consortium).

ETP4HPC representatives are part of one of the two main advisory bodies of EuroHPC – its Research and Innovation Advisory Board. This body processes the ETP4HPC SRA, and establishes the objectives of the EuroHPC funded research.

The ETP4HPC chair is a permanent observer in the EuroHPC Governing Board. The Governing Board is responsible for strategic policy making and funding decisions related to the activities of the Joint Undertaking, in particular for all the public procurement activities and the research and innovation actions. The Governing Board is composed of representatives of the EU and Participating States. The EU holds 50% of the voting rights.

How does it work?

The Joint Undertaking provides financial support in the form of procurement or research and innovation grants to participants following open and competitive calls. Its activities are currently focused on two areas:

  • Developing a world-class supercomputing infrastructure: procuring and deploying in the EU three pre-exascale supercomputers (capable of at least 1017 calculations per second) and five petascale supercomputers (capable of at least 1015 calculations per second). These new machines will be located across the European Union and will be available to Europe's private and public users, scientific and industrial users everywhere in Europe. See the details below.
  • Supporting Research and innovation: to foster the European supercomputing ecosystem, stimulating a technology supply industry, and making supercomputing resources in many application areas available to a large number of public and private users, including small and medium-sized enterprises.

Through its research and innovation agenda, the EuroHPC JU is also strengthening the European knowledge base in HPC technologies and bridging the digital skills gap, notably through the creation of a network of national HPC Competence Centres. The Competence Centres will act locally to ease access to European HPC opportunities in different industrial sectors, delivering tailored solutions for a wide variety of users.

High-range Pre-Exascale Supercomputers:

  • 3 hosting sites for 3 multi-country consortia: Finland, Spain and Italy
  • Selected performance: 150-200 Pflops
  • Investment: ~€650 million (CAPEX+OPEX)
  • Open procurement started in Q4 2019
  • Installation 2021

Medium-to-high range Supercomputers:

  • 5 sites selected in 5 different countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia), performance: at least 4 Pflops
  • Investment: 180 million Euros (CAPEX), 34 Million from EU

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