Poland has announced its intention to join the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, which was launched by the European Commission with the aim of utilising European and national resources to build a super computer by 2030.
The country has become the 16th country to participate in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking with the aim of building the next generation of computing and data infrastructure in Europe.
Jarosław Gowin, Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education, said: “By signing the HPC declaration we declare our commitment to become a member state of the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking once it is established. We are prepared to provide the Polish national HPC capacities and capabilities for this joint mission.
“HPC is a very dynamic R&D domain, which becomes crucial for development of European science and business communities. Supercomputing makes it possible to reduce the costs of doing research and technology deployment, providing for quicker response to global challenges.”
By signing the EuroHPC declaration, Poland has announced its intention of joining the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking once it is formally adopted by the Council of the European Union.
How will Europe benefit from the EuroHPC?
According to the commission, the infrastructure will boost European science capabilities and industrial competitiveness by supporting a wide range of users, including:
- Scientific communities;
- Large-scale industry and SMEs; and
- The public sector.
Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, and Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, welcomed this step for EuroHPC: “We are very happy to welcome Poland into this bold European initiative. Only by aligning our efforts and pooling resources will we be able to acquire and deploy an integrated world-class supercomputing infrastructure at European level. This infrastructure will provide a large set of advanced computing, data and networking resources and services. They will support many key HPC scientific, industrial and public sector applications such as solid state physics and fluid dynamics, epidemiology, biomolecular modelling, and neuroscience for a wide variety of users from Poland and from all over Europe.”
Through its research and innovation programme on European technology development, the joint undertaking intends to create a leading European HPC ecosystem that will put Europe in the HPC global top three by 2022/23.