The European High-Perfomance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) pools 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 enables Member States to coordinate together with the Union their supercomputing strategies and investments.

How does it work?

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking was established in November 2018 and remains operational until the end of 2026. The Joint Undertaking has 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 are 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, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.  The Joint Undertaking also includes two private members: our association (ETP4HPC) and the Big Data Value Association (BDVA).

The Joint Undertaking's operations started in November 2018.

Note that ETP4HPC is in the Research and Innovation Advisory Group of the EuroHPC JU (together with BDVA) to advise on the HPC work programme for 2019-2020 - and beyond.

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

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