EuroHPC - European High Performance Computing Partnership
EuroHPC is an Institutionalized Horizon Europe Partnership, implemented as a "Joint Undertaking" under Art. 187 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union. Its members are 32 Participating States (including Portugal), the European Union (represented by the European Commission), and three private associations: European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing(ETP4HPC), "Big Data Value Association" (BDVA) and the "European Quantum Industry Consortium"(QuIC).
Mission and objectives
EuroHPC aims to develop, deploy, extend and maintain in the EU a federated, secure and hyper-connected ecosystem of high-performance computing (HPC), quantum computing, services and data infrastructure.
It also supports the development and promotion of an innovative and competitive HPC system, geared to users' needs and based on a supply chain that ensures components, technologies, and knowledge that limit the risk of outages.
EuroHPC's mission is also to promote the use of supercomputing infrastructures to a large number of public and private users, supporting the development of HPC skills essential for European science and industry.
EuroHPC is aligned with the twin green and digital transitions and contributes to the pursuit of the 2030 digital goals enshrined in the "Digital Decade" vision.
Pillars of Activity
- Technology: development of technologies and supply chains associated with HPC infrastructures (e.g. processors, interconnects), aiming at Europe's strategic autonomy and energy-efficient technologies.
- Applications: strengthening European leadership in HPC applications through innovation in codesign with users, exploiting synergies with artificial intelligence, big data and cloud-based technologies. This includes the Centers of Excellence for HPC applications.
- Use of supercomputers and skills: through the European network of skills centers (including the national EuroCC center) to stimulate the use of HPC infrastructures by all types of entities and to support training for advanced skills. This includes Calls for access to EuroHPC supercomputers.
- HPC infrastructure: support for the acquisition and upgrade of supercomputers in different performance categories (mid-range, petascale, exascale) and in the future post-exascale and quantum computers, which collectively constitute the EuroHPC supercomputer network.
- Supercomputer Federation and Connectivity: interconnections to ensure high-speed connectivity between the various centers of the EuroHPC supercomputer network and also with data infrastructures (e.g. European common data spaces and cloud infrastructures such as GAIA-X).
- International cooperation: with countries like Japan.
European Union co-funding is provided through the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for research and innovation activities in technology, applications and international cooperation; through the Digital Europe Programme for activities associated with HPC infrastructures and competencies/skills; and through the CEF-Digital Programme for the federation activities of the European HPC network.
Calls from EuroHPC
EuroHPC's Calls are defined in the annual work programmes and cover the various pillars of the Partnership's activity. Up-to-date information about EuroHPC's Calls , including submission deadlines and links to the submission portal, can be found here.
For the Calls access to the supercomputers the funding is provided by the EuroHPC JU at 100%.
For other Calls, the European Union co-funding rates vary according to the objectives of the respective topics and the technological maturity levels (TRL) to be developed, i.e., depending on whether it is a "Research and Innovation Action", "Innovation Action", "Coordination and Support Action", or others.
At this moment there is no automatic national co-funding mechanism defined to complement the European Union co-funding allocated through the EuroHPC JU. Any requests for national co-funding should be sent to Calls-EuroHPC@fccn.pt in order to be analyzed on a case-by-case basis.