The European High-Perfomance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) will pool European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology.

Benefits of the HPC Joint Undertaking

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking will enable Member States to coordinate together with the Union their supercomputing strategies and investments.

How will it work?

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking will be established in November 2018 and remain operational until the end of 2026. The Joint Undertaking will have a budget of €1 billion, half from the EU budget and half from participating European Member States. Additional resources to the value of over €400 million will come from private partners. Its activities will be focused on two areas:

  • A pan-European supercomputing infrastructure: to buy and deploy in the EU two supercomputers among the top 5 in the world and at least two others that would rank in the world top 25 today. These machines will be interconnected with existing national supercomputers and made available throughout Europe to public and private users, for use in more than 800 scientific and industrial application fields.
  • Research and innovation: to support the development of a 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.

To date, the following European countries have committed to joining the Joint Undertaking: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The Joint Undertaking's operations will start in the coming weeks after representatives from the Commission, European countries and private partners, who will form its Governing Board and Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board, are nominated.

Note that ETP4HPC will be on the Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board of the EuroHPC JU (together with BDVA) to advise on the HPC work programme for 2019-2020 - and beyond.

The Joint Undertaking will provide financial support in the form of procurement or research and innovation grants to participants following open and competitive calls.

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