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28 Sep 2018

Council adopts Regulation for European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking

On 28 September 2018, Competitiveness Ministers officially backed an initiative for building a world-class European supercomputing infrastructure, the European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking. A new legal and funding structure will be established to pool resources from 25 European countries, build supercomputing and data infrastructure, and support research and innovation in the field involving scientists, businesses and industry. This structure will give European public and private users better access to supercomputing, which is essential to support competitiveness and innovation. Supercomputers are needed to process ever larger amounts of data in many areas, from health care and renewable energy to car safety and cybersecurity.

The Joint Undertaking will have 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 will be focused on a pan-European supercomputing infrastructureand research and innovation. 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 and Spain.

For more information: EC Press release

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