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1 Dr Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos Future and Emerging Technologies DG CONNECT European Commission High-Performance Computing in Horizon 2020

2 Industrial & Engineering Weather, Climate & Earth Sciences Fundamental sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Material Sciences, Astrophysics HPC: What for? Bio/Life Sciences New applications e.g. Health, Big data

3 Key EU developments Communication from the EC: "High-Performance Computing: Europe's place in a global race" (2012) Council Conclusions on High-Performance Computing (Competitiveness Council – 2013) Establishment of the European Technology Platform on High-Performance Computing (ETP4HPC ) High Performance Computing

4 COM "High-Performance Computing: Europe's place in a global race" (adopted 15 Feb 2012) Communication on HPC HPC as a crucial asset for the EU's innovation capacity, bringing innovation for societal, scientific and economic needs Ensure European leadership in the supply and use of HPC systems and services by 2020 HPC drivers : Addressing Societal/Scientific/Industrial challenges more effectively Industry is increasingly depending on HPC to fulfil the need to innovate in products and services (better jobs) Transition from petascale to exascale computing creates new opportunities for both science applications and computing technologies Gaining independent access to HPC systems and services for Europe supports growth and competitiveness in industry and the economy

5 HPC is an important asset for the EU's innovation capacity of strategic importance to the EU's industrial and scientific capabilities as well as its citizens: developing innovative industrial products and services, increasing competitiveness, addressing societal and scientific grand challenges more effectively. All relevant actors, public and private, need to work in partnership; Europe has the technology, knowledge and human skills to develop capabilities covering the whole technological spectrum of the next HPC generation (exascale computing) Importance of developing state-of-the-art HPC technologies, systems, software, applications and services in Europe Invites the EC to elaborate its plans for HPC to support academic and industrial research and innovation under H2020 ; Competitiveness Council Conclusions 29/30 May 2013 on HPC Communication

6 European Technology Platform for HPC An industry-led forum founded by stakeholders of HPC technology Through the Strategic Research Agenda, the ETP4HPC has identified research areas and topics to reach a stronger European HPC environment that can benefit Europe and the rest of the world.

7 The EU framework programme for research and innovation Excellent Science Industrial leadership Societal challenges

8  HPC strategy combining three elements: (a)Computer Science: towards exascale High Performance Computing; [HPC in FET] (b)achieving excellence in HPC applications; [e-infrastructures] (c)providing access to the best supercomputing facilities and services for both industry and academia; [e-infrastructures] complemented with training, education and skills development in HPC An integrated HPC approach in H2020 "Excellent Science" part of H2020

9 Excellence in HPC applications (Centres of Excellence) FET/HPC: EU development of Exascale technologies Access to best HPC for industry and academia (PRACE) Interrelation between the three elements specifications of exascale prototypes technological options for future systems Collaboration of HPC Centres and application CoEs provision of HPC capabilities and expertise identify applications for co- design of exascale systems Innovative methods and algorithms for extreme parallelism of traditional/emerging applications "Excellent Science" part of H2020

10  Computer Science: Towards Exascale High Performance Computing [HPC in FET] The exascale computing frontier requires fundamental science and technology developments to ensure the transition to extreme parallelism and extreme data evolution of most of the key technological solutions that are satisfactory today will be insufficient to meet the exascale challenge Content: R&D covering the whole spectrum from processors and system architectures to high-level software and tools and novel applications (e.g. encompassing system software, file systems, programming environments and tools, algorithms, mathematics etc.)  engaging a European-wide effort to develop technology to build exascale systems within ~10 years (a) Exascale technology

11  Development, optimization and provisioning of a whole range of strategic applications addressing societal, scientific and industrial challenges to fully exploit the performance of current petaflop and future exaflop systems [e-infrastructures]  only very few applications using HPC really take advantage of current petaflop systems  codes are developed and maintained on "best effort" approach by individuals for specific communities (and often unclear license terms)  new computational methods and algorithms must be developed, and (new) applications must be (re-)programmed in radically new ways  Content:  establishment of an e-Infrastructure of Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in HPC applications; CoEs focus on scientific or industrial domains that are most important for Europe (multidisciplinary approach) (b) Achieving excellence in HPC applications

12  Provide a world-class European HPC capabilities and services to increase competitiveness in science and industry (including SMEs) [e-infrastructures]  ever growing computational and simulation requirements to stay at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs and to boost innovation capabilities of industry (including SMEs).  access for the best researchers in Europe, independently of the location of either the infrastructure or the user.  Content:  support to Tier-0 HPC capability at the European level  Possible support to procurement through "Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions" (PPI instrument ) (c) Access to best HPC for industry and academia

13 now: Draft work programmes now: Discussion with Programme Committees November 6-8: ICT2013 conference in Vilnius End 2013: Adoption of the work programme and publication of the calls for proposals Spring/Autumn 2014: closing of first calls Next steps - Horizon 2020 Indicative timetable – subject to change

14 Conference includes exascale session as well as additional HPC networking and workprogramme sessions Vilnius Lithuania 6-8 November 2013 ICT in Horizon 2020 ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/ict-2013 ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/content/action-132-invest-high-performance-computing


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