An international center for high-performance computing will be established by scientists from the University of Latvia

In collaboration with researchers from Riga Technical University HPC Center (HPC – High-Performance Computing), scientists from the Institute of Numerical Modelling (University of Latvia) have begun working for a new EU project. The mission of the project is to develop, extend and maintain a network of high-performance computing competence centers in Europe.

With funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), EuroCC and CASTIEL will build a European network of 33 national HPC competence centres. These competence centres will coordinate HPC expertise at national level and ease access to European HPC opportunities for research and scientific users, public administration but also in different industrial sectors. The centers will promote an exchange of expertise, knowledge and computing power across the entire European HPC network. EuroCC funding is more than 56 millions euros, it was launched on the 1st of September, in the two following years collaboration between 33 participant countries will be ensured.

The two projects will be happening simultaneously. The aim of CASTIEL is coordinating cooperation between the national member state centers. CASTIEL will ensure educational activities, internships, international workshops, twinning partnerships and topic-specific working groups to address issues of shared interest.

The ultimate objective of the projects is to ensure a coordinated and consistent high level of expertise across Europe in HPC and related disciplines such as high-performance data analytics (HPDA) and artificial intelligence.

Both projects will be coordinated by the High Performance Computing Center (University of Stuttgart).

Bastian Koller from the High Performance Computing center (University of Stuttgart) explains the three EuroHPC projects in an interview by PrimeurMagazin.

This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 951732. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro.

More information on projects can be found in European Commission’s project story and the project sites – and

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