Upcoming: Call for Centres of Excellence in HPC

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The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is preparing the transition towards exascale with a new call on Centres of Excellence for HPC. The call will support research and innovation actions that will develop and adapt HPC applications for the exascale and post-exascale era. Exascale supercomputers are capable of more than a billion billion operations per second. 

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The call Centres of Excellence for HPC Applications (HORIZON-EUROHPC-JU-2021-COE-01) aims to develop and scale up existing computing codes towards exascale performance. Adapting existing applications to exascale computing capability requires significant changes and in some cases current application codes cannot run on exascale or post-exascale systems without a complete rethink or substantial code rewrite. The call will support this transition in collaboration with HPC users and relevant stakeholders to bring tangible benefits to European researchers and industries and address current scientific, industrial and societal challenges.  

The proposals will need  to be relevant both to current HPC users and for future HPC systems yet to be acquired by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking. Proposed applications will have to commit to co-design activities with regards to hardware, software and codes as this will be key in ensuring that future HPC architectures are well suited for the applications and their users. Coordination with the Competence Centres will be required in order to address the current HPC skills gap, develop available HPC competences and ensure wider access to exascale applications. 

More details 

The call will be open for submissions from 27 January 2022 until 6 April 2022, 17:00 (CET).  

The call is funded by Horizon Europe, the EU funding programme for research and innovation with a total budget of up to EUR 90 million including up to EUR 45 million of EU contribution to be matched by equivalent national contributions. Applications are invited for two topics: 

The selected projects are expected to start by 1 January 2023 for a period of four years.  

More details and all relevant documents concerning the call are available on the EU Funding & tender opportunities portal and in the EuroHPC JU Annual Work Plan 2022