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Horizon 2020 supercomputing calls to be cancelled

The European Commission is cancelling all funding calls related to high-performance computing in the EU’s Horizon 2020 R&D programme, saying similar calls will be launched at a later date.

The calls are being cancelled because a European public-private partnership on high-performance computing, the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, will launch in a few weeks, the Commission said on 31 August. EuroHPC will pool funding from the EU, individual member states and industry to build world-class supercomputers, thus replacing the planned Horizon 2020 calls. 

All HPC calls in the Future and Emerging Technologies, e-Infrastructures, and Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies sections of Horizon 2020 will be removed from the Commission’s work programmes. Around €1 billion in public funding will then be allocated through EuroHPC via two pillars: one focused on infrastructure and another on research and innovation.

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