The combination of supercomputers and technologies such as artificial intelligence is a substantial cocktail that will help further science and research activities and thereby strengthen Europe's competitiveness in the future.
In this context, European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) plays a key role.
We are stronger together
EuroHPC is a group of European countries that will focus on High Performance Computing (HPC).
The community is intended to pool European and national resources to create supercomputer results and a top-quality data infrastructure.
The advantage of working across borders is that a financial and competitive HPC ecosystem can be built, where the countries can jointly acquire and operate the supercomputers as well as the associated services and applications.
The EU and its 28 countries have signed the EuroHPC Declaration and agreed to invest in world-class supercomputers. One of the Pan-European supercomputers, LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure), is to be located in CSC's datacenter in Kajaani, Finland
The LUMI consortium countries are Finland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. The computer is expected to be up and running in the autumn of 2020.
In this video you can get a preview of the project.