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European Exascale Chip Designer SiPearl Opens 5th Center in Grenoble

Maisons-Laffitte (France), Sept. 28, 2021 – SiPearl, whose mission is to design a high performance, low-power microprocessor for European exascale supercomputers, has opened a design center in Grenoble, France, with the goal of recruiting 50 engineers on site by the end of 2022. Following SiPeal facilities in Maisons-Laffitte, Duisburg, Barcelona and Sophia Antipolis, SiPearl’s Grenoble […]

Germany Launches €2B, 5-year Quantum Development Push

Germany plans to invest roughly €2 billion euros (US$2.4B) through 2025 on R&D for its first quantum computer and support technologies, the German economy and science ministries said today, according to a story published today by Reuters. The article stated that Germany’s Aerospace Center (DLR) will be the recipient of about €740 million in subsidies […]

EuroHPC Opens Access to Atos ‘Vega’ Supercomputer, More HPC on Way

With the first EU supercomputer now operational, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is ready to accept applications to access Vega’s HPC system computing power. Access time is allocated to European scientific, industrial and public sector users, matching application requirements, according to the principles stated in the EuroHPC JU Council Regulation and the […]

European HPC Exascale Project DEEP-EST Completed

Jülich/Munich, April 15, 2021 – The project “DEEP Extreme Scale Technologies,” funded by the European Union, has come to a successful conclusion. DEEP-EST started in 2017 to develop a modular architecture for high performance computing (HPC). Leveraging a co-design approach with real-life applications, the DEEP-EST project paved the way for future exascale systems that will […]

New EU Consortium Launches 4-year Quantum Scaling Project

A European consortium has been launched with the goal of scaling silicon quantum technologies. Named QLSI (Quantum Large-Scale Integration with Silicon), it’s a four-year four-year, €15 million ($17.7 million)  EU project coordinated by CEA-Leti, the Grenoble, France-based electronics and IT research institute, and it aims to lay the foundation for industrial-scale semiconductor quantum processors. The […]

CoEC Targets Combustion Breakthroughs with Exascale Computing

Barcelona, 29 October 2020 – The European Union is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To reach this goal, there is a need for coordinated research and innovation efforts to make low and zero-carbon solutions economically viable. The recently launched Center of Excellence in Combustion (CoEC) addresses this challenge using advanced modelling and simulation […]

Frédéric Hannoyer Appointed COO of SiPearl, Designer of Europe’s Exascale Chip

Frédéric Hannoyer (48, Ecole Polytechnique Paris, Ecole des Ponts Paris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has been appointed chief operating officer of  SiPearl, the microprocessor designer for the European exascale supercomputer. In April, SiPearl signed a technological licensing agreement with Arm, the global semiconductor IP provider, granting the organization access to the Arm Neoverse platform, codenamed […]

Video: Europe’s HPC Strategy

Leonardo Flores from the European Commission gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Milwaukee. “High-Performance Computing is a strategic resource for Europe’s future as it allows researchers to study and understand complex phenomena while allowing policy makers to make better decisions and enabling industry to innovate in products and services. The European Commission funds projects to address these needs.”

EU/European HPC Plans for the Next Decade

Bob Sorensen from IDC presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. In a recent study, IDC assessed the EU’s progress towards their 2012 action plan and made recommendations for funding exascale systems and fostering industrial HPC in the coming decade.