What is the situation we have decided to change:
New research paradigms, industrial innovation and addressing society's main concerns (health, climate change, unstable financial systems, energy, etc.) increasingly require access to large and efficient computational resources. However:
- critical mass of investment remains a challenge, in part due to fragmentation across EU countries
- many existing High Performance Computing (HPC) applications are not optimised for big machines and new needs or may be moved to clouds/grids environment.
- there is insufficient European-level pooling and sharing of resources; scarcity of resources
- many SMEs and public sector actors are not aware of possibilities offered by computing infrastructures; lack of HPC skills