HPC CoE Council established at EHPCSW

The HPC CoE Council provides a joint voice of the CoEs in the European HPC ecosystem to strengthen the impact of HPC applications.

Applications in High Performance Computing (HPC) help tackle some of the world’s biggest societal, scientific, and economic challenges and therefore take a pivotal place in the European HPC Ecosystem alongside the development of Exascale technologies and provision of access to extreme-scale infrastructure. Many important applications are being supported through EU Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in HPC.

On May 17, during the EuroHPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) in Poznán and with the support of the FocusCoE Collaborative Support Action, the CoEs established the HPC CoE Council (HPC3). The aim of the HPC3 is to provide a common forum for the CoEs to promote the development and usage of high-end HPC applications in all scientific fields.  With the strong impulsion of EuroHPC and the upcoming arrival of (pre-)exascale machines, it is of primordial importance to strengthen the development of key applications that will enable science to be done on these machines.

To animate the HPC3, a council office was elected with Edouard Audit (top left) of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), who represents the Energy oriented CoE (EoCoE), as Chairperson, Elisa Molinari (right, CNR and Uni Modena, MaX CoE for Materials design at the Exascale) as Vice Chairperson and Erwin Laure (bottom left, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, BioExcel – CoE for Computational Biomolecular Research, see left photo) as General Secretary.

Currently, the HPC3 encompasses all active CoEs. In the future, the HPC3 will be open to newly created CoEs and to other entities strongly involved in application development and support.