European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking launches first research and innovation calls

The European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking opened its first calls to fund research and innovation activities in high performance computing (HPC). The calls have a total budget of €190 million, and focus on areas highlighted in the Joint Undertaking’s work plan for 2019: the development of essential technologies for high-performance computing hardware and software, supporting manufacturing and engineering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to use HPC in innovative ways, and establishing HPC Competence Centres in every EuroHPC participating country. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, said: “These calls complement our substantial investment in Europe’s supercomputing infrastructure. They will help us draw on the skills and knowledge of European SMEs and industry to put its ambitious work plan into action and use this infrastructure to develop applications and services. I am looking forward to seeing EU support for supercomputing continuing in the years to come.” In June, the Joint Undertaking announced the selection of eight sites to host its first supercomputers.