The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and the supercomputing center IZUM (Institute of Information Science) are launching a call for tender for the procurement of a petascale supercomputer, capable of executing more than 5 Petaflops (5 million billion calculations per second).

Logo of the EuroHPC JU: on a blue background, a supercomputer and a virtual hand trying to reach the 12 yellow stars of the EU Flag

The procurement includes the purchase, supply and maintenance of a new petascale supercomputer, co-owned by the EuroHPC JU and located in Slovenia. 

The call aims to boost the supercomputing capacity of IZUM by providing a modern infrastructure for computing, data processing, analysis and Artificial Intelligence with fast network connectivity to other centers in Slovenia and Europe.

The objective is to foster better science and enhance innovation in Europe by providing access to leading edge HPC infrastructures and services to a wide range of users from the research and scientific community as well as the industry and the public sector. This new supercomputer will support the development of leading scientific, public sector and industrial applications in many domains, including personalised medicine, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, fight against climate change, discovering new materials and drugs.

The estimated total value for the call is 17 256 577.71 EUR.

Four additional EuroHPC petascale supercomputers will be built in the following supercomputing centres:

These five European petascale supercomputers will soon be complement by three world-class precursors to exascale supercomputers.   

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Background

The EuroHPC JU was established by Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1488  and entered into force on 28 October 2018. 

The mission of the EuroHPC JU is to develop, deploy, extend and maintain an integrated world-class supercomputing and data infrastructure in the European Union (EU) and to develop and support a highly competitive and innovative HPC ecosystem.

The EuroHPC JU aims at equipping the EU by 2020 with an infrastructure of petascale and precursors to exascale supercomputers, and developing the necessary technologies and applications for reaching full exascale capabilities around 2022 / 2023. 

More information can be found on the EuroHPC JU’s website