Access to EuroHPC systems now open

PRESS RELEASE

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With the first EU supercomputer now operational, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is officially ready to accept the first applications to access Vega’s HPC system computing power.

From April 2021, access time is allocated to European scientific, industrial and public sector users, matching their demanding application requirements, according to the principles stated in the EuroHPC JU Council Regulation and the JU’s Access Policy. The calls are running in collaboration with PRACE; all the necessary information can be found here: https://prace-ri.eu/hpc-access/eurohpc-access/.

Vega is one of the fastest cutting-edge machines currently online in Europe and the largest supercomputer in Slovenia. Based on the BullSequana XH2000 technology infrastructure delivered by Atos, this petascale supercomputer has a sustained performance of 6.9 petaflops, or 6.9 million billion calculations per second.

credits: EuroHPC JU

The EuroHPC JU has procured more petascale and pre-exascale supercomputers (the EuroHPC supercomputers), which will be deployed between 2021/2022. They will be located at and operated by supercomputing centres (Hosting Entities) in the EU.

Four new petascale supercomputers will be located:

  • MeluXina, in Luxembourg
  • Discoverer, in Bulgaria
  • Karolina, in Czech Republic
  • Deucalion, in Portugal

Two pre-exascale supercomputers have been procured and will complement the petascale machines:

  • LUMI, in Finland
  • LEONARDO, in Italy

The EuroHPC JU will manage the Union’s access time of these supercomputers, from 35% up to 50% of their total capacity.

For more information, you can also visit the EuroHPC JU website here: https://eurohpc-ju.europa.eu/home.

The Press Release was published first on EuroHPC JU website: https://eurohpc-ju.europa.eu/news/access-eurohpc-supercomputers-applications-are-open

About PRACE

The mission of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is to enable high-impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. 

PRACE seeks to realise this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. 

PRACE aisbl is funded by the PRACE Members The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020).

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