13 Jul 2021
Council adopts Regulation on European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking
On 13 July 2021, the Council of the EU adopted the regulation on establishing the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC). The regulation strengthens research and innovation capabilities, the development of a supercomputing infrastructure ecosystem and the acquisition of world-class supercomputers in Europe. This makes it possible to widen the use of the supercomputing infrastructure to a large number of public and private users. It also supports the green and digital transitions, and the development of key skills for European science and industry.
The new regulation has been aligned to the EU’s multiannual financial framework for the years 2021-2027, thus making it possible for the joint undertaking to use funding from EU programmes, such as Horizon Europe, Digital Europe and the Connecting Europe Facility. In addition, it takes into account recent technological developments, such as quantum computing.
The Commission’s proposal for the regulation was tabled in September 2020, and the Council agreed on a General Approach in May 2021.