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14 Jun 2018

Austria joins European Declaration on High-Performance Computing

On 13 June 2018, the Austrian Minister of Education, Science and Research Heinz Faßmann signed the EuroHPC Declaration in Vienna in the presence of Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

With this signature, Austria becomes the eighteenth European country to join this national and European effort to build the next generation of high performance computing and data infrastructure.

The Austrian Minister of Education, Science and Research Heinz Faßmann stressed the importance of this joint European endeavour both for Austria and the EU “High-performance computing is a key resource for Austria. We are fully aware that in many areas of research, progress depends on the availability of high performance computing and data infrastructure. For Austria it is thus important to have access to these cutting-edge research resources in addition to our continuing national efforts. By joining EuroHPC, we are not only demonstrating European solidarity but we are also strengthening the European Research Area and securing international competitiveness for our researchers.”

On 14 June 2018, Finland and Sweden also signed the EuroHPC Declaration. A total of 20 countries have now joined EuroHPC .

The EuroHPC Declaration is an agreement in which the signatory countries commit to work together with each other and with the European Commission to acquire, build and deploy an integrated world-class High Performance Computing infrastructure that would rank among the world's top three by 2022-2023.

For more information: EuroHPC

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