15 Jun 2022
EuroHPC announces five new hosting sites for European exascale supercomputing
On 15 June 2022, the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking announced five new sites for the next generation of European supercomputers, following the related selection procedure. This includes the first European exascale supercomputer, JUPITER, which will be hosted at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany. Exascale capability (supercomputers capable of over a billion billion calculations per second) represents a major technological milestone for the EU, and greatly promotes European scientific excellence. This will benefit complementary technologies, such as quantum computing, digital twins, and big data. It will be financed equally by Germany and the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking.
Four more sites have been selected to host supercomputers, which will have petascale or pre-exascale capabilities: the National Infrastructures for Research and Technology in Greece, the Governmental Agency for IT Development in Hungary, the National University of Ireland (Galway), and the Academic Computer Centre in Poland. These machines will power further development of novel scientific and industrial applications in personalised medicine, development of new drugs, wind farm design modelling, and biomolecular research.