Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2019-02-19

Focus on Europe

The EuroHPC JU has published the Research and Innovation plan for 2019. The three action lines are: 1. Extreme Scale Technologies and Applications; 2. Widening HPC skills and use; and 3. European Processor Initiative. These are very similar to the calls canceled in Horizon 2020 from which the budget was taken over. The budget available is 156 million euro from the European Union budget for 2019. The EuroHPC participating countries are expecting to double that amount. For next year - 2020 - 25 million euro is allocated for Research and Innovation, but details are not yet known for that part. The first calls for Research and Innovation actions will open in Q1, so in March at the latest. Read further...
The EuroHPC JU published its financial plans for 2019-2020. In total 486 million euro is committed from general European Union budgets. Because participating countries will also commit budget once it is assigned, this amount will be more than doubled to about 988 million euro. (This is the one billion euro everybody is talking about for the EuroHPC budget). Some small amounts will come from the private members. In kind contributions are not counted in this budget estimate. Read further...