(26 November 2019) – Today, representatives of eight selected supercomputing centres are meeting to mark the signature of hosting agreements that will now allow the process for the acquisition, installation and maintenance of the new supercomputers to be launched.
Earlier this year, eight supercomputing centres in eight EU countries were selected as hosting entities for the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking’s (EuroHPC) first supercomputers.
The hosting sites will be located in Sofia (Bulgaria), Ostrava (Czechia), Kajaani (Finland), Bologna (Italy), Bissen (Luxembourg), Minho (Portugal), Maribor (Slovenia), and Barcelona (Spain).
The supercomputers are expected to become operational during the second half of 2020 for European users from academia, industry and the public sector.
Meanwhile, European cooperation for building world-class supercomputers is expanding with North Macedonia joining the initiative as its 30th participating country.