Contracts for 8 pre-exascale and petascale EuroHPC supercomputer hosting entities signed


26 Nov 2019 Strassbourg - Representatives of the eight centres representing the EuroHPC pre-exascale and petascale hosting entities signed the hosting agreements today. This will now allow the procurement process for the acquisition, installation and maintenance of the new supercomputers to be launched. The supercomputers are expected to become operational during the second half of 2020 for European users from academia, industry and the public sector. North Macedonia officially joined EuroHPC JU as the 30th participating country.

The procurement process for the new machines is due to launch by the end of this year.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, said: "These signatures mark a milestone in the Joint Undertaking's activities, bringing us a step closer to our ambition of making Europe a global leader in high performance computing. By the end of next year, eight world-class supercomputers will help European researchers and industry, wherever they are in the EU, run applications that require large amounts of computing power to make significant advances in fighting climate change, designing new medicine, developing new materials, and many other areas. I also welcome North Macedonia as the Joint Undertaking's 30th member. I am delighted that, as part of its engagement with the EU's Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans, the country has committed to investing in the Joint Undertaking and in its ambitious infrastructure and research objectives."

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