ETP4HPC has released an update on its Strategic Research Agenda for HPC and exascale in Europe


27 Nov 2015 Brussels - ETP4HPC is an industry-led advisory group of companies and research centres involved in HPC including supercomputing and exascale technology research in Europe. ETP4HPC has released an update to the European High-Performance Computing (HPC) Technology Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) issued for the first time in 2013 by ETP4HPC. This SRA update will be followed by a full issue in 2017. The European Union is using the ETP4HPC agenda as a basis for their supercomputing research funding programme

ETP4HPC issues and maintains this SRA as a mechanism to provide contextual guidance to European Researchers and Businesses and also to guide EU priorities for research in the Horizon 2020 HPC programme.

The updated SRA is a roadmap for the achievement of European exascale capabilities focusing on the following areas: HPC System Architecture and Components, Energy and Resiliency, Programming Environment, System Software and Management, Big Data and HPC Usage Models, Balance Compute, I/O and Storage Performance, Mathematics and algorithms for extreme scale HPC systems and Extreme-Scale Demonstrators.

This SRA Update will serve as a reference text for Horizon 2020 FETHPC 16-17 recently published calls and also suggests future paths for EsDs, CoEs, ISVs, end-users etc. for calls in 18-19, when the implementation of Exascale e Demonstrators should take place. Whilst this report points heavily towards the H2020 HPC program for its delivery, the primary objective is to develop Europe’s HPC ecosystem and maximise its exploitation.
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