17 Jul 2018 Brussels - As expected Latvia has officially announced its intention to join EuroHPC JU - the European legal entity to procure and produce exascale supercomputers. Latvian Minister for Education and Science Professor Karlis adurskis has signed the EuroHPC declaration. If all goes as planned, EuroHPC will come into existence in September 2018.
Karlis Sadurskis commented: "The EuroHPC initiative is a crucial step forward for strengthening European collaboration in High Performance Computing. We would like to stress that the thematic priorities of the EuroHPC initiative are fully in line with Latvia's Smart Specialisation Strategy. Latvia is proud of our highly skilled researchers, entrepreneurs and start-ups in the fields of Big Data, ICT, electronics and artificial intelligence, therefore we are ready to contribute to EuroHPC agenda in terms of both infrastructure development and research. Latvia especially welcomes the creation of the research pillar with the aim of fostering the development of a Europe-wide research and users' eco-system."