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Primeur weekly 2020-03-16

Focus

EuroHPC work programme 2020 calls for consolidation type of projects with a budget of 170 million euro ...

Details of the three upcoming 2020 EuroHPC JU Calls for Proposals ...

EuroHPC JU will move to the Drosbach building in Luxembourg ...

Exascale supercomputing

MEEP Project: A flexible system supporting next generation European open source software and hardware ...

Ying-Chih Yang joins SiPearl as CTO ...

Quantum computing

Preparing Ireland for quantum - Irish Centre for High-End Computing brings prestigious European Quantum Technologies Conference to Dublin ...

Finnish researchers look at noisy quantum computer ...

NSF CAREER Award supports framework for photons as quantum transistors ...

Engineers crack 58-year-old puzzle on way to quantum breakthrough ...

New error correction method provides key step toward quantum computing ...

IDC survey finds optimism that quantum computing will result in competitive advantage ...

Focus on Europe

New HLRS "Hawk" supercomputer to deliver unparalleled performance, capacity, and density for science and research ...

It is time to register for the Supercomputing Frontiers 2020 virtual conference ...

Middleware

SDSC announces comprehensive data sharing resource ...

Hardware

Supermicro unveils MegaDC servers - The first commercial off-the-shelf systems designed exclusively for hyperscale data centres ...

Mellanox delivers Spectrum-3 based Ethernet switches - First 12,8 Tbps networking platforms optimized for Cloud, storage, and AI ...

Semtech announces production of Tri-Edge, a PAM4 CDR platform for 200G and 400G data centre applications ...

Innovium delivers production grade SONiC/SAI for TERALYNX based switch systems ...

Innovium and Credo announce interoperability of production TERALYNX 7 switch family with Credo's Dual 400G MACsec solution ...

Kingston Technology releases enterprise-grade data centre NVMe SSD for mixed use ...

MaxLinear's 2nd generation PAM4 DSP selected by Centera Photonics to deliver sub-3,5W 100G optical modules for hyperscale data centres ...

Applications

UK supercomputer to combat Africa's worst locust outbreak in decades ...

Formula for possible treatment of coronavirus developed by innovative Bulgarian company ...

CSC has selected Mahti supercomputer Pilot Projects ...

HETDEX experiment, led by UT Austin, uses advanced computing resources at TACC to pin down the expansion rate of the universe ...

Oden Institute's Feliciano Giustino applies TACC's supercomputing power to the development of novel materials at the quantum scale ...

Computer model solves mystery of how gas bubbles build big methane hydrate deposits ...

A flexible brain for AI ...

AI assist CT analysis in identifying COVID-19 patients ...

The Cloud

Centre-wide support for, and R&D around, containers helps researchers compute with ease at TACC and elsewhere ...

Oracle announces fiscal 2020 third quarter financial results ...

Hydro66 and maincubes sign partnership for European coverage ...

EuroHPC work programme 2020 calls for consolidation type of projects with a budget of 170 million euro


16 Mar 2020 Almere - The EuroHPC JU will open three calls for proposals this year, starting in April. A modest 85 million euro is still available from the general European Union EuroHPC budget. This should be matched by a similar amount from the EuroHPC participation states. Noteworthy is that UK organisations can still participate, but that at some calls it may be difficult for US, Chinese, or Japanese companies to participate, even if they have a strong research presence in Europe.

The three calls in the H2020 EuroHPC work programme are:

  • H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2020-01: Advanced pilots towards the European exascale supercomputers for Research and Innovation Actions (EuroHPC-RIA, call opens 16 April 2020)
  • H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2020-02: Framework Partnership Agreement in European low-power microprocessor technologies (Phase 2) for Research and Innovation Actions (EuroHPC-RIA, call opens 21 July 2020)
  • H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2020-03: Training and Education on High Performance Computing (EuroHPC-CSA, call opens 21 July 2020)

The pilots towards European exascale supercomputers calls for test systems that include European technology. One should include European Processor Initiative (EPI) processor technology, and another project, technology from different H2020 projects. The work programme does not specify this, but it could for instance be from the Exanode family of projects.

For these projects, companies with head quarters outside Europe, may not be welcome: "The EuroHPC JU may limit the participation of legal entities established in associated countries and legal entities established in the EU but controlled from third countries."

A third system asked for will be a "Pilot on quantum simulator". This not about the development - that is already done in the member states like France where Atos developed its quantum simulator - but about the acquisition and about making it available over the Internet. The quantum simulator should be located in a EuroHPC centre or a Tier-0 supercomputer centre. So most likely it will be an Atos Quantum Simulator at CEA or Jülich unless someone comes up with a really innovative proposal.

The second call "Framework Partnership Agreement in European low-power microprocessor technologies (Phase 2) for Research and Innovation Actions" is for the second phase of EPI. Originally, 40 million euro was expected. Now they get 35 million euro, which seems to be less. But actually, when matched by country funds, it is 70 million euro. Only the existing partnership can submit a proposal, but they are allowed to add new partners if necessary.

The third call "Training and Education on High Performance Computing" shows EuroHPC is not only about systems but also about creating an ecosystem. The call wants to create a master programme for HPC and industrial applications of pan-European reach. And, of course, everyone should be involved: PRACE, the almost existing HPC Competence Centres and Centres of Excellence, and relevant industry players. It somehow would fit the idea that all the HPC knowledge comes from the (big) HPC centres, while actually there is a whole ecosystem of small HPC companies that help SMEs with HPC applications.

Overall the 2020 programme does not show too many surprises, except for perhaps the quantum simulator. However, we have no idea yet what will happen in the 2021-2026 timeframe with EuroHPC, as the budget of the upcoming Digital Europe and Horizon Europe programmes is still unclear.

For a detailed overview of the work programme and calls see our in depth article:

" Details of the three upcoming 2020 EuroHPC JU Calls for Proposals ".

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Primeur weekly 2020-03-16

Focus

EuroHPC work programme 2020 calls for consolidation type of projects with a budget of 170 million euro ...

Details of the three upcoming 2020 EuroHPC JU Calls for Proposals ...

EuroHPC JU will move to the Drosbach building in Luxembourg ...

Exascale supercomputing

MEEP Project: A flexible system supporting next generation European open source software and hardware ...

Ying-Chih Yang joins SiPearl as CTO ...

Quantum computing

Preparing Ireland for quantum - Irish Centre for High-End Computing brings prestigious European Quantum Technologies Conference to Dublin ...

Finnish researchers look at noisy quantum computer ...

NSF CAREER Award supports framework for photons as quantum transistors ...

Engineers crack 58-year-old puzzle on way to quantum breakthrough ...

New error correction method provides key step toward quantum computing ...

IDC survey finds optimism that quantum computing will result in competitive advantage ...

Focus on Europe

New HLRS "Hawk" supercomputer to deliver unparalleled performance, capacity, and density for science and research ...

It is time to register for the Supercomputing Frontiers 2020 virtual conference ...

Middleware

SDSC announces comprehensive data sharing resource ...

Hardware

Supermicro unveils MegaDC servers - The first commercial off-the-shelf systems designed exclusively for hyperscale data centres ...

Mellanox delivers Spectrum-3 based Ethernet switches - First 12,8 Tbps networking platforms optimized for Cloud, storage, and AI ...

Semtech announces production of Tri-Edge, a PAM4 CDR platform for 200G and 400G data centre applications ...

Innovium delivers production grade SONiC/SAI for TERALYNX based switch systems ...

Innovium and Credo announce interoperability of production TERALYNX 7 switch family with Credo's Dual 400G MACsec solution ...

Kingston Technology releases enterprise-grade data centre NVMe SSD for mixed use ...

MaxLinear's 2nd generation PAM4 DSP selected by Centera Photonics to deliver sub-3,5W 100G optical modules for hyperscale data centres ...

Applications

UK supercomputer to combat Africa's worst locust outbreak in decades ...

Formula for possible treatment of coronavirus developed by innovative Bulgarian company ...

CSC has selected Mahti supercomputer Pilot Projects ...

HETDEX experiment, led by UT Austin, uses advanced computing resources at TACC to pin down the expansion rate of the universe ...

Oden Institute's Feliciano Giustino applies TACC's supercomputing power to the development of novel materials at the quantum scale ...

Computer model solves mystery of how gas bubbles build big methane hydrate deposits ...

A flexible brain for AI ...

AI assist CT analysis in identifying COVID-19 patients ...

The Cloud

Centre-wide support for, and R&D around, containers helps researchers compute with ease at TACC and elsewhere ...

Oracle announces fiscal 2020 third quarter financial results ...

Hydro66 and maincubes sign partnership for European coverage ...