Spain and Portugal have agreed to coordinate their activities around developing next-generation computing capacity.
The two countries will set up an Iberian Advanced Computing Network in 2019, the Spanish government announced on 22 November. This will involve coordinating policies and initiatives around supercomputing, distributed computing and quantum computing, the government said.
As part of the agreement, both countries will back a single application to host a supercomputing centre as part of the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking, which is pooling EU and national funding for computing. They hope to secure funding for the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre to host one of EuroHPC’s supercomputing hubs.