The 'targeted stakeholder consultation' on the Common European initiative on High Performance Computing (HPC) was held from 3 August to 5 September 2017. You will find below the responses of participants and stakeholders who gave their consent to publication as well as a synopsis report analysing the results of this public consultation.

Synopsis report

Through the targeted consultation the Commission engaged with the public to gather views in particular on the current state of HPC in Europe and on the need for a new EU initiative on HPC.

The consultation confirmed the result of a preliminary study, done by the Commission, incorporating the analysis on the problems with the current state of HPC in Europe and a large majority of respondents requested an EU intervention.

There is a need for a more ambitious pan-European political initiative on HPC, supported by a new financial instrument to tackle the identified problems such as the limited interaction between academia and industry, the large fragmentation of HPC programmes in Europe, and the European dependence on non-EU suppliers. 

Read the full synopsis report on the targeted consultation with analysis of the replies 

The Commission has taken into account the results of the public consultation in its work on the modernisation of HPC in Europe, and will create a new Joint Undertaking financial instrument.


The consultation received 92 replies. Below you will find the non-confidential responses to the above-mentioned targeted consultation, some of which have been anonymised at the request of the respondent.

Contributions received from respondents: