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HPC PPP - Centres of Excellence on HPC


(a) Research and Innovation Actions

CoEs will be user-driven and inherently committed to co-design activities so as to ensure that future HPC architectures are well-suited for the applications and their users, providing them with a high performance and scalable application base. CoEs will federate capabilities around Europe, exploiting available competences, and ensuring multidisciplinarity (combining application domain and HPC system, software and algorithm expertise) and synergies with national/local programmes.

Proposals for CoEs should clearly identify one of the following areas as the main focus of their work and the challenges addressed:

  1. Engineering: aeronautics, automotive and/or new combustion engines;
  2. Environmental sciences: climate and weather simulation, natural hazards forecast and prevention;
  3. Biomolecular research: combined research in chemical, biological, physical and computational science;
  4. Health/me

    This topic covers two interrelated and synergic areas:

    (a) Supporting Centres of Excellence (CoE) that promote the use of upcoming exascale and extreme performance computing capabilities in areas where user communities in collaboration with other HPC stakeholders can develop or scale up existing parallel codes towards exascale and extreme scaling performance, resulting into tangible benefits for addressing scientific, industrial or societal challenges.

    (b) Addressing the fragmentation of activities for excellence in HPC applications, and fostering the widening of the use of HPC codes in the EU, by establishing a focal point for the consulting skills and training available from the CoE, and from other HPC centres or organisations, including PRACE.

    (a) Research and Innovation Actions

    • European leadership in exascale and extreme-scale -oriented codes and innovative algorithms/solutions that address societal challenges or are important for key scientific and industrial applications;
    • Improved access to computing applications and expertise that enables researchers and industry to be more productive, leading to scientific excellence and economic and social benefit;
    • Improved competitiveness for European companies and SMEs through access to CoE expertise and services;
    • Federating capabilities and integrating communities around computational science in Europe;
    • A large number of scientists and engineers, in particular female and young ones, trained in the use of computational methods and optimisation of applications.

    (b) Coordination and Support Action

    • Access to consultancy and services