Who are we?

We are an industry-led think-tank promoting European HPC research and innovation to support Europe’s competitiveness

ETP4HPC – the European Technology Platform (ETP) for High-Performance Computing (HPC) - is a private, industry-led and non-profit association. Our main mission is to promote European HPC research and innovation in order to maximise the economic and societal benefit of HPC for European science, industry and citizens. Our main task is to propose research priorities and programme contents in the area of HPC technology and usage, by issuing a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). This SRA is used by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) to define the contents of the HPC Technology Work Programmes.

We are a private member of the EuroHPC JU that provides mechanisms and resources to develop globally competitive European HPC systems, technology and application expertise, and have several representatives in their Research and Innovation Advisory Group (RIAG).

We are one of the main stakeholders in the EXDCI-2 support action, which is coordinated by PRACE.

Our members have diverse profiles, from HPC technology players active in Europe to HPC users: vendors - both large industrial companies and small SMEs, academic HPC research organisations and industrial HPC users.

ETP4HPC is open to new members sharing its vision and objectives.


A bit of history

The importance of HPC for Europe was recognised by the EC in its Communication: 'High Performance Computing: Europe's place in a Global Race' (Feb 2012). This key document also stipulates the creation of a European Technology Platform for High-Performance in order to align the efforts of the European HPC technology providers and facilitate the emergence of a globally competitive HPC industry in Europe.

The ETP4HPC association was formed in 2012.

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