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European Processor Initiative: The EuroHPC Industrial Cornerstone

Mario Kovač the Chief Communications Officer for the European Processor Initiative.

In this video from the Swiss HPC Conference, Mario Kovač from EPI presents an overview of the European Processor Initiative. EPI will provide to the European industry and research a competitive HPC platform and data processing solutions at world class level in the best interest of data security and ownership.

The European Processor Initiative is an important step of a strategic plan to develop an independent and innovative European supercomputing and data ecosystem and will ensure that the key competence of high-end chip design remains in Europe, a critical point for many application areas. Thanks to such new European technologies, European scientists and industry will be able to access exceptional levels of energy-efficient computing performance. This will benefit Europe’s scientific leadership, industrial competitiveness, engineering skills and know-how and the society as whole.

The main objectives of the EPI are to:

  • Develop low-power processor technology to be included in a European pre-exascale system (capable of around 1016 calculations per second) and in European exascale systems (a billion billion or 1018 calculations per second)
  • Guarantee that a significant part of that technology is European
  • Ensure that the application areas of the technology are not limited only to HPC, but cover other areas such as the automotive sector or the data centres, thus ensuring the overall economic viability of the initiative. One specific objective for the automotive sector is for instance to develop customized processors able to meet the performance needed for autonomous cars.

Mario Kovač is the Chief Communications Officer for the European Processor Initiative.

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