Norway invests 40 million NOK in EuroHPC

As a participating country in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU), Norway has decided to join a funding initiative for a pre-exascale machine in a northern European consortium, lead by Finland.

The EuroHPC JU is a legal  and  funding  entity, which goal is to pool European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology, in order to extend and broaden the European High Performance Computing (HPC) efforts and to make Europe among the world top three HPC players.

The European Union is now investing heavily in HPC to keep Europe globally competitive and to build a sustainable platform for advancing research, innovation and industrial growth. 

Northern European consortium seeks co-funding from the EU

As a part of a consortium consisting of the northern European countries Finland, Sweden, Denmark, as well as Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland and Switzerland, Norway has decided to invest 40 million NOK in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking. The goal is to host one of the pre-exascale machines and place it in the CSC Datacenter in Kajaani, Finland. 

Press release from the Ministry of Education and Research

Read more about the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking and the impact for Norwegian researchers in a press release from the  Ministry of Education and Research. Also, digi.no has published a news article about the Norwegian investment.