Two project stories about the MEEP project were published on the European Commission's website in the 'Shaping Europe's digital future' section. Both stories highlight how the project will work towards improving Europe's digital future as well as how supercomputers tackle challenges in different areas such as climate change, gravitational waves, and others. Now they could also make a difference in the current SARS-CoV-2 scenario.
The project story titled 'A new project sets the foundations of the next generation of supercomputers in Europe' is about how MEEP aims to develop open-source technologies to underpin a competitive and innovative HPC ecosystem in Europe and became the first project to receive funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU).
Another project story (video) titled 'Can supercomputers help find a COVID-19 treatment?,' that was also published on the 'Digital Excellence & Science Infrastructure' newsletter, explains how supercomputers and indirectly how projects like MEEP help support research into SARS-CoV-2. Watch the video here.
EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU)
The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) is a legal and funding entity that will enable pooling of EU and national resources in High-Performance Computing (HPC) with the aim of:
- Developing a Pan-European supercomputing infrastructure: buying and deploying in the EU three supercomputers that will be among the top 5 in the world and at least five other that would rank in the global top 25 for Europe's private and public users scientific and industrial users, for use in more than 800 scientific and industrial application fields.
- Supporting research and innovation activities: developing a European supercomputing ecosystem, stimulating a technology supply industry, and making supercomputing resources in many application areas available to a large number of public and private users, including small and medium-sized enterprises.
The EuroHPC JU aims at pooling EU and participating countries' resources to develop a world-class supercomputing ecosystem in Europe and reach exascale capabilities by 2022.
For more information, visit: https://eurohpc-ju.europa.eu/
EC Shaping Europe's digital future
The EU’s digital strategy aims to make this transformation work for people and businesses while helping to achieve its target of a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. The Commission is determined to make this Europe's “Digital Decade”. Europe must now strengthen its digital sovereignty and set standards, rather than following those of others – with a clear focus on data, technology, and infrastructure.
For more information, visit: https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/europe-fit-digital-age/shaping-europe-digital-future_en