EuroHPC JU regulation is published in the Official Journal of the European Union

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Today the Council Regulation establishing the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, announces the EuroHPC JU regulation at the State of the European Union address in 2020.

The regulation was formally adopted by the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 13 July. It will come into force 20 days after publication in the journal. 

This marks the start of the EU and EuroHPC JU’s ability to draw funds from the Horizon EuropeDigital Europe and the Connecting Europe Facility programmes that will, together with the investment of the participating states and the EuroHPC JU Private Members, be worth around €7 billion. This will be done with a view to Europe becoming a world leader in high-performance computing and quantum computing. The promotion of these two fields is vital, as they are a strategic resource for powering innovative applications to understand and design efficient solutions to address many complex societal, scientific, and industrial challenges. 

The full text of the regulation can be accessed here

Background

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is located in Luxembourg and was established in 2018 by the Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1488  to enable the EU to become a world leader in supercomputing.

The mission of the EuroHPC JU is to develop, deploy, extend and maintain an integrated world-class supercomputing and data infrastructure in the EU and to develop and support a highly competitive and innovative HPC ecosystem.