Council adopted the regulation to establish the EuroHPC JU

On September 28, 2018, the Council of Ministers officially backed the Commission's plans to invest jointly with the Member States in building a world-class European supercomputing infrastructure. The Competitiveness Council adopted a Regulation to establish the European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking – a new legal and funding structure, which will pool resources from 25 European countries, build supercomputing and data infrastructure, and support research and innovation in the field involving scientists, businesses and industry. This structure will give European public and private users better access to supercomputing which is essential to support competitiveness and innovation.

Full Press release: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-5864_en.htm 

BDVA, representing the European Big Data Community, is one of the private members invited to join this new Public-Private partnership. The BDVA Board of Directors already informed the EC of its favourable commitment towards the prospective Joint Undertaking, and confirming the intention of the Association to become a private member of the EuroHPC JU and the BDVA members are convened  to an Extraordinary General Assembly next October 10th to decide on this matter.

BDVA is ready to contribute its deep industrial experience and excellence in research and innovation to the EuroHPC JU, collaborating to shape and strengthen European innovation on HPC/Big Data related technologies and services by taking innovation joint efforts based on industrial needs. 

In alignment with its main core activities and mission, the BDVA remains fully committed to the Big Data Value PPP implementation, and envisions strong contributions to new partnerships to support the Artificial Intelligence Specific Objective in the Digital Europe Programme, as well as the Advanced Computing and Big Data, and the Artificial Intelligence Intervention Areas in the Horizon Europe Programme.