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24 Aug 2018

Estonia joins European initiative on High Performance Computing


On 24 August 2018, Estonia became the 21st European country to sign the European declaration on high-performance computing (HPC).

Mailis Reps, Estonian Minister of Education and Research, signed the EuroHPC declaration in Tartu, Estonia, in the presence of Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market. With this signature, Estonia marks its intention to join the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking proposed by the European Commission, once it is formally adopted by the Council of the European Union in September.

The aim of EuroHPC is to pool European and national resources to build and deploy world-class supercomputers that would be ranked in the world's top three by 2022-2023. High-performance computing is needed to process ever larger amounts of data and help researchers make scientific breakthroughs in many areas from healthcare and renewable energy to car safety and cybersecurity. Austria joined the initiative in June 2018.

For further information go to EC News.


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