The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) will evaluate these proposals in April and May with the help of independent experts. Based on the evaluation results, the Governing Board of the Joint Undertaking will select the successful proposals in its meeting in early June. The results of the call will be announced shortly afterwards.
The EuroHPC JU will acquire the supercomputers in cooperation with the selected hosting entities, and will own them. The acquisition process should start in July this year, with the installation in the selected hosting entities taking place during the second half of 2020.
The share of the EuroHPC JU's access time to each of the new supercomputers will be directly proportional to the financial contribution of the European Union and will not exceed 50% of the total access time for the supercomputer. This access time will be made available to research users from all European Union Member States and Horizon 2020-associated countries via an open competition procedure. So you do not need to be a EuroHPC country to benefit from EuroHPC computers.
Each of the countries participating in a successful hosting entity will be allocated a share of the remaining access time to the supercomputers.
All the new supercomputers will be connected to each other and to the existing supercomputer network of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE). How that will be done is not yet known.