June 30, 2022 — Following the approval of the Annual Activity Report 2021 by the Governing Board, the EuroHPC JU has now published the report on its website.
The Annual Activity Report covers all of the JU’s activities from the previous year, from R&I initiatives, to details of each of the EuroHPC supercomputers, to operational costs, and is an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of a given year. The publication of an Annual Activity Report is an obligation under Council Regulation 2021/1173 and the Financial rules of the EuroHPC JU.
This report is the second Annual Report compiled by the EuroHPC JU, and it covers the JU’ first full year of operation as an autonomous body. Due to the change of regulation in 2021, this report covers the ongoing activities of the Joint Undertaking from the previous regulation No 2018/1488 and from August 2021, the new activities under new regulation 2021/117. The Annual Activity Report covers the challenges of the transition to a new regulation and new funding for the period 2021 – 2027 from the Horizon Europe Programme, the Digital Europe Programme and the Connecting Europe Facility II.
Significant milestones were hit in 2021 and reported on: the first EuroHPC supercomputers became operational, many new projects were launched, including EuroHPC’s first quantum initiative as well as several projects to support the transition to exascale and many new calls were published. The report details how the work of the EuroHPC JU has already, in so little time, led to:
- pooling of resources and investments;
- availability within the Union of a world-class HPC infrastructure addressing user needs and demands;
- a structured and focused research and innovation agenda aligned with the overall ambition of creating a world-class HPC ecosystem;
- increasing the public funding for R&I actions in the area of HPC.
The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is a legal and funding entity, established on 28 September 2018 by Council regulation No 2018/1488. In August 2021, Council Regulation 2018/1488 was repealed by Council Regulation 2021/1173 which established the new mission of the EuroHPC JU to:
- develop, deploy, extend and maintain in the EU a world-leading federated, secure and hyper-connected supercomputing, quantum computing, service and data infrastructure ecosystem;
- support the development and uptake of demand-oriented and user-driven innovative and competitive supercomputing system based on a supply chain that will ensure components, technologies and knowledge limiting the risk of disruptions and the development of a wide range of applications optimized for these systems;
- widen the use of that supercomputing infrastructure to a large number of public and private users and support the development of key HPC skills for European science and industry.
You can download and read the Annual Activity Report and previous reports here.
Source: EuroHPC JU