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Press release8 March 2023European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking2 min read

New Call for Centres of Excellence in HPC

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) launched a new call to select and support Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in HPC to prepare the transition towards exascale and future post-exascale performance in Europe.

Visual announcing the details of the new CoE call

The selected CoEs should implement concrete actions to increase the performance of HPC applications and exploit the exascale and post exscale computing capabilities. The goal is to develop or scale up existing application codes towards these advanced performances, resulting in tangible benefits mainly for scientific challenges. 

Adapting applications to exascale and future post-exascale performance is a major challenge that requires significant changes in application codes, in some cases involving a complete rethink or substantial code re-engineering and rewrite.

More details

This call HORIZON-EUROHPC-JU-2023-COE-01 is open for submissions until 8 June 2023, 17:00 (CET).  

Applications are invited to identify one of the following application areas: 

  • Personalised Medicine/ Digital Twin of the human body;
  • Human Brain research & neurological disorders;
  • Energy: optimising energy consumption and supporting the transition to a reliable and low carbon and clean energy society;
  • Performance optimisation: analysis and assessment, tools and optimisation and productivity services for HPC academic and industrial code(s) (including support to selected Centres of Excellence).

Only one proposal will be selected per topic identified above and a maximum total of four proposals will be selected as a result of this call.

The call is funded by Horizon Europe, the EU funding programme for research and innovation with an EU contribution up to EUR 3 million per project.

The participation to this call is limited to legal entities established in Member States and legal entities established in countries associated to Horizon Europe that are members of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking. Proposals including entities established in countries outside the scope specified in the call/topic/action will be ineligible.

The selected projects are expected to start on 1 January 2024 for a period of three years.  

More details and all relevant documents concerning the call are available on the EU Funding & tender opportunities portal and in the EuroHPC JU website


This topic builds on and complements the HORIZON-EUROHPC-JU-2021-COE-01-01: Centres of Excellence preparing applications in the Exascale era.

Proposals should ensure collaboration with other Centres of Excellence for HPC applications, and other national and EU funded activities that focus on similar or complementary objectives for HPC codes and applications, in order to maximise the synergies and optimise such codes and applications for current and future architectures of EuroHPC supercomputers. This includes participation in the common continuous integration and deployment platform developed by CoEs selected in call HORIZON-EUROHPC-JU-2021-COE-01 and the associated Coordination and Support Action CASTIEL 2.


Publication date
8 March 2023
European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking