In the Work Programme 2014-2015, FET Proactive called for three initiatives under the "Emerging themes and communities" call (the deadline of which was 1st April 2014), and is calling for a fourth one, under the dedicated "Towards exascale high-performance computing" call, implementing part of the HPC strategy elaborated in the context of the HPC Public-Private Partnership by ETP4HPC.
The increasing demand for computing power from all areas of modern science and industrial engineering cannot be met without radically new architectures, new algorithmic approaches and the interdisciplinary co-design of software and applications.
This call aims at leveraging the existing European strengths for building the next generation of extreme performance computing by 2020 and taking advantage of the new opportunities created from the transition from peta to exascale computing.
The goal is to achieve world-class extreme scale computing capabilities in platforms, technologies and applications. While focused on the extreme end of HPC, these results will, over time, spill over into a broad spectrum of mid-range and entry-level HPC systems, thus maximizing over time the exploitation potential of the targeted technologies. The presence of a sustainable European HPC Ecosystem will also boost research and innovation in scientific areas such as physics, chemistry, biology, life sciences, materials, climate, geosciences, etc..
Budget: 93.4M€ (Research and Innovation Actions)
Budget: 4M€ (Coordination and Support Actions)
For more information, please also check the report about the HPC Public Private Partnership InfoDay, held on 9 April 2014 in Paris.