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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 European HPC ecosystem, geared to the needs of users and based on a supply chain that ensures components, technologies and knowledge that limit the risk of interruptions.

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

To fulfill the mission and achieve the objectives defined in its Regulation, the EuroHPC JU develops its activities in six pillars defined in the multi-year strategic plan(MASP 2021-27):

  • 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 & Data: strengthening European leadership in HPC applications through innovation in co-design with users, exploiting synergies with technologies based on artificial intelligence, big data and the cloud. 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.
  • Federation of supercomputers and connectivity: communications networks that ensure high-speed connection between the various centers of the EuroHPC supercomputer network and also with data infrastructures (e.g. "European common data spaces" and cloud infrastructures, namely GAIA-X).
  • International cooperation: with countries such as Japan and India in regions of the globe outside Europe, in addition to the states participating in the Partnership.

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 access to EuroHPC's supercomputers

Access to the Partnership's European supercomputers is managed by the EuroHPC JU itself via Calls frequent access. There are four main access methods:

For more information on access methods, access policy and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please visit this page.

Calls EuroHPC Research and Innovation

EuroHPC's research and innovation (R&I) Calls are defined in the annual Work Programs and mainly cover the Technology, Applications & Data and International Cooperation pillars of the Partnership. Up-to-date information on the EuroHPC R&I Calls , including deadlines for submitting proposals and links to the application submission portal, can be found here.

The European Union's co-financing rates vary according to the objectives of the respective topics and the levels of technological maturity (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 the moment, there is no automatic national co-financing mechanism to complement the European Union co-financing granted through EuroHPC JU. Any requests for co-financing will be analyzed on a case-by-case basis.