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Supercomputer research calls launched, despite missing funds

A joint initiative to build world-class supercomputers in Europe has opened its first calls for research proposals, even though not all of the required match funding from participating states has been pledged.

Five calls with a total budget of €190 million were launched by the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking on 25 July. The funding is directed at the specialised hardware, software and networking initiatives needed to develop such powerful machines.

The call subjects vary from novel mathematical modelling to promoting the use of the as-yet-unbuilt supercomputers among small European companies. The EuroHPC governing board plans to set up competence centres in every participating country and begin funding the actual manufacturing of hardware later this year.

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