The good folks at the PlanetHPC project have published an update to their report: “A Strategy for Research and Innovation through High Performance Computing.” The report makes the case for investment in HPC at the European level, and suggests a strategy for HPC research, development, and innovation.
High Performance Computing (in common with the computing domain in general) is at a cross roads; technological challenges threaten to disrupt three decades of continuous exponential growth in the computational power of HPC systems. Europe must act to counter this threat. HPC is a proven technology for delivering economic and societal benefits, and many developed and emerging economies outside the European Union are investing heavily in it. Many countries have recognised that to out-compute is to out-compete.