EuroHPC opens call for at least two petascale hosting entities - budget 30 million euro
EuroHPC JU currently is operated from this European Commission building in Luxembourg
15 Feb 2019 Luxembourg - EuroHPC JU has opened a call for petascale supercomputer hosting entities. It is the second call after the pre-exascale hosting entities call. The closing date for the call is 15 April 2019. The budget available is 30 million euro for at least two petascale supercomputers. The EuroHPC JU contribution is a maximum of 35%. The hosting entity must be in a EuroHPC country within the European Union. There may be one country or a consortium of EuroHPC countries backing up the hosting entity. Until now we know that Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, and Portugal (backed by Spain) have shown interest in hosting a petascale machines. The systems are not intended to be the fastest in Europe, but to fill up gaps in the European supercomputer ecosystem, by allowing some countries to acquire petascale HPC systems earlier than with just their own funding.
The signature of the hosting agreement should be concluded in July 2019. Then the hosting entity and the EuroHPC JU will start the tender process to acquire the supercomputers.
If you want to apply, do not forget the application has to be submitted on paper in an envelope and delivered in Luxembourg by April 15.