26 Jan 2018 Prague - Robert Plaga, Czech Minister of Education, Youth and Sports has signed the EuroHPC declaration The Czech Republic is the 14th country to participate in EuroHPC.
Robert Plaga, Czech Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, said: "We are very glad to join the EuroHPC initiative and become a Member State of the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking once it is established by the adoption of respective EU Council Regulation. HPC is a very dynamic R&D domain, which importance for further enhancement of European research and business communities has become essential over the recent years. Computer simulations enable researchers and innovators to perform an experiment in a virtual reality in a cheaper, faster, safer and environmental-friendly way without the need of actual making it. Supercomputing thus enables to reduce costs of technology development and to make experiments that would be barely doable in the real life."
"Top-class HPC e-infrastructure has become substantial for the 21st century scientific and industrial development, not to mention its role in the security area. Nowadays, it is clear that Europe is lagging behind. Therefore, we believe that the envisaged European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking will facilitate the pan-European cooperation in the endeavour to become a worldwide leader in HPC. We are prepared to provide the Czech national HPC capacities and capabilities for this joint mission and contribute to accomplish it successfully."
The European High-Perfomance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) will pool European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology.
The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) is a legal and funding entity which will enable pooling of the Union's and national resources on High-Performance Computer (HPC) with the aim of:
The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking builds on the declaration launched in Rome in March 2017 and signed by several European countries that are committed to upgrading European computing power. Meanwhile, 14 countries have signed the declaration.