This event, organised by the new project European eXtreme Data and Computing Initiative (EXDCI), aims at coordinating the European High Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem, bringing together the 29 new HPC projects (FETHPC projects and Centres of Excellence), with the participation of the EC, PRACE and the ETP4HPC Association.

21 new HPC projects have been selected following the call for proposals "Towards exascale high performance computing", which aimed at supporting projects that can achieve world-class extreme scale computing capabilities in platforms, technologies and applications. These projects are starting in autumn.

8 Centres of Excellence (CoE) are also launched in autumn, with the aim of strengthening Europe's existing leadership in HPC applications. The CoEs cover important areas like renewable energy, materials modelling and design, molecular and atomic modelling, weather and climate change, Global System science, and bio-molecular research, and tools to improve HPC applications performance.

The new EXDCI project (CSA) organises this event to gather the main actors active in the HPC ecosystem, to find synergies and build a new HPC vision for Europe.