Commission proposes new Regulation for European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking
On 18 September 2020, the European Commission proposed a new Regulation for the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking for adoption by the Council of the European Union. The new regulation will support research and innovation activities for new supercomputing technologies, systems and products, as well as foster the necessary skills to use the infrastructure. The proposal would enable an investment of €8 billion in the next generation of supercomputers. Building on Europe's success in next-generation high-performance computing, supercomputing will play a key role in Europe's path towards recovery. It has been identified as a strategic investment priority, and will underpin the entire digital strategy, from big data analytics and artificial intelligence to cloud technologies and cybersecurity.
The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking will make accessible existing European supercomputing and quantum computing resources to all users across Europe, including the public sector and industrial users, in particular small and medium businesses (SMEs), no matter where they are located. The new budget is currently under negotiation; it will be supported by Horizon Europe, Digital Europe and the Connecting Europe Facility.