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European Commission Invests €8 Billion in Supercomputing


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A rendering of the Rhea processor, to be released next year and slated for use in the forthcoming European exascale supercomputer in 2022.

The European Commission has committed 8 billion ($9.4 billion) to developing European supercomputing leadership and digital sovereignty.

Credit: HPCwire

The European Commission (EC) is boosting its commitment under the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking with a planned €8-billion ($9.4-billion) infusion into developing European supercomputing leadership and digital sovereignty.

The commission proposed the investment as a new regulation, which has not yet been approved by the Council of the European Union.

The new regulation also highlights quantum computing leadership, including both quantum computers and hybrid quantum-classical systems.

European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton said, "Our objective is to rapidly reach the next standard of computing with exascale computers—but also and foremost to already integrate quantum accelerators to develop hybrid machines and position Europe very early on this disruptive technology."

From HPCwire
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