The eight locations across Europe that will house the continent’s first supercomputer centres have been announced. These facilities will give ‘researchers, industry and businesses’ the tools to accelerate advancements in ‘personalised medicine, drug and material design, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, and climate change’.
In a bid to make Europe the global capital of supercomputing, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking – EuroHPC – has picked eight different Member States as hosts. There are 19 of the 28 EU nations participating in the Joint Undertaking with a total budget, including EU funds, of €840 million.
The hosting sites are: Sofia (Bulgaria), Ostrava (Czechia), Kajaani (Finland), Bologna (Italy), Bissen (Luxembourg), Minho (Portugal), Maribor (Slovenia), and Barcelona (Spain).