25 Sep 2018 Copenhagen - Denmark has signed the EuroHPC declaration. It is the 22nd country that signed and the 24th country that committed to join the European Exascale EuroHPC JU that will be formally established in a few days. The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers signed the declaration earlier today in Copenhagen.
Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, and Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, welcomed the commitment made by Denmark:
"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Denmark into this ambitious European initiative. By aligning our European and national strategies and pooling resources and knowledge, we will be able to develop European high performance computing technologies and applications and integrate them into a vibrant ecosystem. The development of a world-class supercomputing infrastructure in Europe will allow a wide range of scientific and industrial users to access computing simulations and big data analysis. This will facilitate cutting-edge life science research for new drugs development and personalized medicine. Supercomputer capabilities will also help researchers in areas like weather prediction, climate modelling and renewable energy, to create, for example, models for how the wind moves around a wind turbine blade."
The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers, commented:
"The rapid increase in volume of data creates new prospects for research and innovation, and it is vital for Europe to be a frontrunner in this regard. We need to pool our resources in order to create the most viable and competitive solutions. High Performance Computing will be a central infrastructure for future research and excellent Danish scientists and businesses are ready to contribute to the development of this new ecosystem. I am pleased to sign the declaration making Denmark an establishing Member State of the European cooperation on High Performance Computing. Personally, I am truly excited to follow the coming work of the EuroHPC."