Open Calls

The EuroHPC JU call for proposals H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2020-01: Advanced pilots towards the European exascale supercomputers for Research and Innovation Actions with the topics

  • Advanced pilots towards the European supercomputers and
  • Pilot on quantum simulator

will be open soon in accordance with the annual EuroHPC Work Plan of the year 2020.

In 2020 the actions will address the next building blocks for the development of the exascale HPC ecosystem, i.e. the further development of the European low-power processor, as well as the integration of the processor and other technologies in exascale pilots. The primary focus of the pilots should be of establishing proof-points for the readiness, usability and scalability potential of the successful technologies developed in previous European actions, national actions of the EuroHPC Participating States or private European actions, when deployed in conjunction with market technologies.

Actions will also address the first deployment of a quantum simulation infrastructure to provide the European scientific and industrial user community with access to first quantum simulation systems. The action will cover the acquisition of one such quantum simulator and its maintenance, the development of the interconnection between a classical supercomputer and the quantum simulator and the development of the necessary cloud access and middleware for programming and running applications in the quantum simulator.

This will be complemented by a pilot programme aiming at developing a quality-controlled educational master programme for HPC and industrial applications of pan-European reach. This would be developed and launched in close cooperation with the relevant European industry players (supply and user industry), HPC Competence Centres, HPC Centres of Excellence and PRACE in order to provide a programme that addresses concrete industry needs in HPC.

Who can participate?

The EuroHPC JU Programme is open to any organisation that can make a contribution to the R&I objectives of the programme. However, please note that depending on the call topic specific Union funding rates apply. In addition specific eligibility criteria and funding rates for each of the EuroHPC Participating States may apply. More details about the level of matching funds of the EuroHPC Participating States and corresponding national eligibility conditions will be published soon.