High performance computing (HPC), also known as supercomputing, refers to computing systems with extremely high computational power that are able to solve hugely complex and demanding problems. In the digital era, HPC is at the core of major advances and innovation, and a strategic resource for Europe's future.
In September 2020 the Commission set out a new ambitious mission to lead on supercomputing with a proposed regulation that includes a significantly higher budget of €8 billion.
With the current EU budget of over €1 billion for 2019-2020, the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is:
Supercomputers, also known as high-performance computing, are advanced systems capable of dealing with complex matters in health, energy, engineering, climate research and many more. It will also soon be possible to build computers that combine quantum and classical computing, able to perform large operations in parallel.
Supercomputers are a strategic asset for our society to: