Feb. 8, 2024 — The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has launched a call for expression of interest to select hosting entities for industrial-grade supercomputers, which will be acquired by the EuroHPC JU together with a consortium of private partners.
The EuroHPC JU will select the hosting entities for the industrial-grade supercomputers and the associated consortia of private partners. The EuroHPC JU will conclude with each of the hosting entities a hosting agreement, to establish a stable and structured partnership between the EuroHPC JU and the hosting entities for the acquisition and operation of such supercomputers or partitions of the EuroHPC supercomputers.
The industrial-grade supercomputer is defined as at least a mid-range supercomputer specifically designed with security, confidentiality and data integrity requirements for industrial users, which are more demanding than for a scientific use.
The EuroHPC JU will procure at least one industrial supercomputers in 2024 with a total EU contribution of EUR 12.2 million. The new industrial supercomputers will be co-funded by the EuroHPC JU budget stemming from the Digital Europe Programme (DEP) and by contributions from relevant EuroHPC JU participating states. The EuroHPC JU shall cover up to 35% of the acquisition costs of the industrial-grade supercomputers.
By adding to its fleet of European world-class supercomputers industrial-grade supercomputers specifically tailored to the needs of industrial users, the EuroHPC JU will address the growing demand from industries for computing resources. This EuroHPC industrial-grade infrastructure will be instrumental in boosting the innovation potential of enterprises in Europe.
Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2024 at 17:00 CET.
More details and all supporting documents are available on this dedicated webpage.
Source: EuroHPC JU