Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2018-06-07

Focus on Europe

The European Commission has proposed a new programme called "Digital Europe" for the next framework period. The total proposed budget for the 2021-2027 timeframe is 9,2 billion euro, of which 2,7 billion is planned for supercomputers (HPC) and 2,5 billion for artificial intelligence (AI). The proposal needs to be adopted by the European Union as part of the next framework programme. The programme is new and an addition to existing programmes, such as the Horizon Europe (which is the successor of Horizon 2020) and the Connecting Europe (CEF) facilities. The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is expected to draw budget from both Digital Europe and Horizon Europe. Digital Europe focusing on infrastructures and applications for everyone: from SMEs to large research institutes. It is designed to increase European competitiveness in key digital areas. Read further...
Within the coming weeks another 4 countries are expected to sign the EuroHPC declaration. One of them is Latvia. Lithuania signed earlier this month as 17th country. This would bring the total number of EuroHPC countries to 21. Signing the agreement means the country intends to join the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking and contribute to the development and acquisition of a European exascale supercomputer in the 2022/2023 timeframe. Read further...