Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2017-03-23

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Today, at the Digital Day in Rome, several European countries and the European Commission will unveil plans for a major European HPC programme. Primeur magazine will cover the event live. So keep your eyes on these pages. Read further...
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Focus on Europe

Over the past years, the European Commission has published many documents related to the HPC plans. We collected the most relevant and most recent ones. There are also some other useful links to Commission blogs and streams. Read further...
The exascale race is not over, yet. Seven European countries signed a declaration this morning at an HPC session at the Digital Day 2017 in Rome, aiming for the acquisition of two world-class pre-exascale supercomputers preferably starting on 2019-2020, and two world-class full exascale supercomputers preferably starting on 2022-2023. At least one of the two exascale computers should be based on high-quality competitive European technology produced in a co-design approach and its integration in at least one of the two exascale supercomputers. The European Commission reaffirmed Junker's goal of having at least one system amongst the first three in the TOP500 of the world's fastest supercomputers in 2022. Read further...
Today in Rome ministers from seven European countries - France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - have signed a declaration to support the next generation of computing and data infrastructures, a European project of the size of Airbus in the 1990s and of Galileo in the 2000s. They plan to establish EuroHPC for acquiring and deploying an integrated world-class high-performance computing infrastructure capable of at least 10**18 calculations per second - so-called exascale computers. This will be available across the EU for scientific communities, industry and the public sector, no matter where the users are located. Read further...
The signing Member States agree to work together towards making available across the EU an integrated world-class high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, which in combination with European data and network infrastructures would upraise Europe's scientific capabilities and industrial competitiveness. Read further...
At the Digital Day'17 event, hosted in Rome by the European Commission as part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Member of the Italian Parliament and Professor at the University of Pisa, during the session about "Europe as a global player in High Performance Computing", moderated the panel that addressed the question of how Europe can regain leadership in HPC. Read further...
At the Digital Day'17 event, hosted in Rome by the European Commission as part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, Francesco Profumo, President of the Compagnia di San Paolo, during the session about "Europe as a global player in High Performance Computing", moderated the panel that addressed the question of how HPC can be a new drive in the European Digital Economy. Read further...