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Will Europe Out Compute to Out Compete?

Catherine Rivière chair of PRACE

Catherine Rivière chair of PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe

Over at Science|Business, Joanne O’Dea writes that Europe is looking to move industry forward by embracing HPC.

The need for powerful computers is growing, says Catherine Rivière chair of PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe. If we are going to tackle modern challenges – personalised medicines, sustainable energy supply and climate change – and improve industrial processes, we will need “new tools to cope with big data; new working processes to take into account multi-disciplinary problems and teams; and new physical models,” she said. Access to supercomputers is essential for industrial competitiveness and top-class science, and Europe’s international competitors are well aware of this. “For the US administration, to out-compute is to out-compete,” Rivière noted.

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