20 Oct 2017 Bern - Today in Bern, Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation Mauro Dell'Ambrogio signed the EuroHPC declaration. Switzerland is the 11th country signing the EuroHPC declaration. This country is of particular importance to the EuroHPC consortium because it houses the nr. 3 supercomputer in the world, the Piz Daint at CSCS. Switzerland also has strong HPC application and development efforts ongoing and has research in new technologies including quantum computing. Switzerland is participating in Europe's Horizon 2020 programme.
EC Vice-President Ansip recognized the importance of Switzerland for HPC developments in Europe: "Switzerland is first in Europe when it comes to high-performance computing. We are very pleased that Switzerland - one of our long-time partners in high-performance computing - is joining the European effort to develop supercomputers in Europe. This will enhance Europe's leadership in science and innovation, help grow the economy and build our industrial competitiveness."
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