7 Feb 2017 Casalecchio di Reno, Amsterdam - The European Commission has granted a proposal for the European project HPC-Europa3, an extension of HPC-Europa and HPC-Europa2. This programme provides transnational access for researchers to advanced high-performance computing (HPC) systems available in Europe. Other objectives of HPC-Europa3 are to facilitate new scientific collaborations, and to increase awareness of the benefits in the use of HPC towards SMEs. As national HPC centre, SURFsara is one of the partners in the project.
HPC-Europa3 aims at maintaining the persistency of a high quality service of transnational access to the most advanced HPC infrastructures available in Europe for the European research science community. European researchers could rely on the existence of such transnational access activity for almost two decades, and the main aim of this new innovative third edition of HPC-Europa series is to fill the gap left in the four years since the end of the last initiative has ended.
HPC-Europa3 also represents a powerful vector to enlarge the HPC PRACE users base by supporting the researchers in their early-career in HPC and numerical simulation, and by covering, with a specific and dedicated attention, two regions that still present potential of improvement: the Baltic and the Western Balkans regions.
Objectives of HPCEuropa3 will be to:
The project is based on a programme of visit, in the form of traditional transnational access, with researchers visiting HPC centres and/or scientific hosts who will mentor them scientifically and technically for the best exploitation of the HPC resources in their research. The visitors will be funded for travel, accommodation and subsistence, and provided with an amount of computing time suitable for the approved project.
Two NAs and one JRA will maximize the effectiveness of the access service.