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Press release29 April 2024European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking2 min read

Driving the EU-Japan Digital Partnership: The EuroHPC JU launches the HANAMI project

A new EuroHPC research project has been launched: HANAMI. The project will foster collaboration in HPC between European and Japanese research teams.


The project HANAMI builds on the EU-Japan Digital Partnership by bringing together research teams representing excellence in high-performance computing both in Europe and Japan. This focuses on the optimisation of HPC applications in domains of common interest for future generations of supercomputing architectures and promoting the use of such supercomputers in the EU and Japan.

European and Japanese research centers will work together to develop and optimise applications in various scientific fields, with a focus on climate simulation, materials research and biomedicine building upon and extending already established scientific cooperation between the two countries. 

The joint activities between the European consortium and the Japanese research institutes will bring together the expertise to develop HPC applications by designing new models, optimisation, development and integration of new and ambitious workflows and models to efficiently profit from pre-exascale and exascale systems deployed or already operational in Europe and Japan.

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HANAMI was selected following the call HORIZON-EUROHPC-JU-2022-INCO-04-01. The call is funded by Horizon Europe, the EU funding programme for research and innovation, with a total budget of up to EUR 5 million.

The objective of the call was to support the implementation of the Japan-EU Digital Partnership in order to strengthen cooperation with Japan, addressing the priority domains of the HPC collaboration identified in the EU-Japan partnership.

The project started on 1 March 2024 and will run for a period of 36 months.

More information regarding current and upcoming EuroHPC Research & Innovation calls can be found here.


The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is a legal and funding entity created in 2018 to enable the European Union and EuroHPC participating countries to coordinate their efforts and pool their resources with the objective of making Europe a world leader in supercomputing.   

In order to equip Europe with a world-leading supercomputing infrastructure, the EuroHPC JU has already procured nine supercomputers, located across Europe. No matter where in Europe they are located, European scientists and users from the public sector and industry can benefit from these EuroHPC supercomputers, which rank among the world’s most powerful.  

In parallel, the EuroHPC JU is funding an ambitious research and innovation projects. In addition to the projects started in previous years, in 2024 the EuroHPC JU has launched four projects: Epicure, HPC Spectra, POP3 and EoCoE-III.



Publication date
29 April 2024
European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking