30 Sep 2018 Brussels - In the most recent infographic of the European Commission Cyprus, Sweden and Switzerland were still inked in as having signed the EuroHPC declaration. However, taking a look at the 25 countries that are mentioned in the EuroHPC JU regulation as member of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking these three are missing. Cyprus has always been missing in the draft regulation as we noted in May. However, Switzerland was mentioned in the draft until this Summer so it was removed at the very last moment. We assume this is for political reasons - Switzerland is not part of the European Union, but that the country will join in one way or the other at a later moment. Norway, which is also not part of the European Union is, however, founding member of EuroHPC.
Switzerland is the only European country currently present in the top 10 of the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. The Piz Daint supercomputer at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is listed as the 6th fastest supercomputer in the world.
The countries that are in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking from the start are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
The European Union, represented by the European Commission, is also member.
So the new countries that have joined in the last days are Ireland, Hungary, Norway and Slovakia.
Update 2018-10-02: Switzerland had problems in being a founding member of EuroHPC JU for Swiss legal reasons. However, the country will join as soon as the JU is established.
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