HPC-Europa is an EC-funded programme in the field of HPC (High Performance Computing). Its main focus is its Transnational Access programme, which offers computational scientists based in Europe the opportunity to travel to another country to work in collaboration with researchers in a similar field, while having access to some of the most powerful computers in Europe.
The project also involves some Networking Activities, focusing on external co-operations with other European HPC projects, such as PRACE and ETP4HPC, and on enlarging the HPC user base, with a particular focus on SMEs. The project also includes a Joint Research Activity, Containers-as-a-Service
The current programme, HPC-Europa3, has ten project partners:
- Cineca, Bologna, Italy
- EPCC, Edinburgh, UK
- BSC, Barcelona, Spain
- HLRS, Stuttgart, Germany
- SURFsara, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- CSC, Helsinki, Finland
- GRNET, Athens, Greece
- PDC, Stockholm, Sweden
- ICHEC, Dublin and Galway, Ireland
- CNRS, National Centre for Scientific Research, France
All of these centres participate in the Transnational Access research visit programme, with the exception of CNRS, which is involved in the Networking and Joint Research Activities only.
HPC-Europa3 is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.730897. The funding runs from 1st of May 2017 until 30th of April 2021 and follows on from earlier versions of the programme which ran from 2004 to 2012.