Firstly, said Étienne Schneider, Luxembourg will install a Petaflop/s supercomputer in 2018, so in two years from now. It also was Luxembourg who took the initiative leading to the EuroHPC declaration signed by seven European countries in March in Rome.
Although a Petaflop/s system will not bring Luxembourg in the TOP10 of fastest supercomputers in the world, it surely will do well, measured in Petaflop/s per capita.
Secondly, the initiative for an Europe wide supercomputing project, then dubbed IPCEI for HPC and Big Data was started end of 2015 when Luxembourg held the presidency of the European Union. The same countries involved in the IPCEI project signed the new EuroHPC declaration together with The Netherlands and Germany. Although the Luxembourg government sees the two initiatives as one, this cannot be deducted from the plans and announcements yet.
Thirdly, several units from the European Commission are being transferred from Brussels to Luxembourg. The one managing the HPC and Quantum technology programme is among them. According to Étienne Schneider, about 200 jobs are involved.
In the country of Luxembourg, the HPC project will be managed by the Ministry of Economy, Luxinnovation and the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology.
To explain the EuroHPC project, the Luxembourg government has produced a video animation and an infographic . Both are in French. If you prefer information in Lëtzebuergesch, you can listen to the radio interview with Étienne Schneider.