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Video: Piz Daint Supercomputer speeds PRACE simulations in Europe

In this video, the European PRACE HPC initiative describes how the Piz Daint supercomputer at CSCS in Switzerland provides world-class supercomputing power for research. “We are very pleased that Switzerland – one of our long-time partners in high-performance computing – is joining the European effort to develop supercomputers in Europe,” said Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. “This will enhance Europe’s leadership in science and innovation, help grow the economy and build our industrial competitiveness.”

European Processor Initiative to develop chip for future supercomputers

Today the European Commission announced more details on the European Processor Initiative to co-design, develop and bring on the market a low-power microprocessor. “This technology, with drastically better performance and power, is one of the core elements needed for the development of the European Exascale machine. We expect to achieve unprecedented levels of performance at very low power, and EPI’s HPC and automotive industrial partners are already considering the EPI platform for their product roadmaps,” said Philippe Notton, the EPI General Manager.

Video: Europe’s Future in HPC

In this video, European officials and research scientists discuss why high performance computing is a vital component of the technologies that touch our daily lives. “I’m very pleased to see that Europe has realized that high performance computing is a cornerstone to science,” said Ben Bennet from HPE. “The days of hypothesis, conjecture, experiment are long gone, as there are things you can’t experiment with.”

Czech Republic joins EuroHPC Initiative

Today the European Union announced that the Czech Republic is the 14th country to sign the European declaration on high-performance computing. The initiative aims at building European supercomputers that would rank among the world’s top three by 2022-2023. “We are prepared to provide the Czech national HPC capacities and capabilities for this joint mission and contribute to accomplish it successfully.”

Panel Discussion on How Europe Can Attain World Leadership in HPC

“HPC is moving towards its next frontier – more than 100 times faster than the fastest machines currently available in Europe,” said Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market. “But not all EU countries have the capacity to build and maintain such infrastructure, or to develop such technologies on their own. If we stay dependent on others for this critical resource, then we risk getting technologically ‘locked’, delayed or deprived of strategic know-how. Europe needs integrated world-class capability in supercomputing to be ahead in the global race.”