European High-Performance Computing

Deploying world-class exascale-level supercomputing infrastructure in Europe. This is the main goal of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking - a joint initiative between the European Union, European countries, and private partners.

What is Euro HPC JU?

The EuroHPC JU (European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking) is a legal and funding entity that enables the European Union and the EuroHPC JU participating countries to coordinate their efforts and pool their resources to make Europe a world leader in supercomputing. This will boost Europe's scientific excellence and industrial strength, support the digital transformation of its economy while ensuring its technological sovereignty.  

Norway is one of the founding members of the EuroHPCJU. The plans for EuroHPC will give contributors predictable access to very advanced HPC resources, including (pre-)exascale systems and high-level support.

Today the EuroHPC JU has procured 7 supercomputers, located across Europe:

  • LUMI in Finland
  • Leonardo in Italy
  • MeluXina in Luxembourg
  • Vega in Slovenia
  • Karolina in the Czech Republic
  • Discoverer in Bulgaria, and  
  • Deucalion in Portugal. 

What is LUMI?

One of the pan-European pre-exascale supercomputers will be hosted by the LUMI consortium and located in Kajaani in Finland. The LUMI consortium consists of the following countries:
Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland. LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure) will provide a high-quality, cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable eco-system. 

 

Press releases from regjeringen.no

23.10.2018: Norge deltar i europeisk partnerskap om tungregning
08.04.2019: Norge spleiser på europeisk superdatamaskin
07.06.2019: Norsk-støttet superdatamaskin tildelt 1 milliard kroner fra EU

LUMI - why is it important for Norway?

 Sigma2 Managing Director Gunnar Bøe explains the importance for Norway