<span class="var-sub_title">Consolidating the European Exascale Effort</span> SC18 Proceedings

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Consolidating the European Exascale Effort


Authors: Marcin Ostasz (European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC), Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Jean-Pierre Panziera (European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC), Atos), Jean-Philippe Nominé (European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC), Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA))

Abstract: Europe will present the results of its Exascale programme to date (covering the entire HPC system stack and application expertise), the ambitions of the new round of basic technology, application, co-design (DEEP-EST/EuroExa), prototype and processor design (EPI) projects, its post-Exascale plans, collaboration with Big Data, IoT and other areas, and a selection of best-performing HPC technology SMEs, emphasising Europe’s global contributions.

EuroHPC, an initiative of EC and Member States, will provide the resources and mechanisms needed to integrate these efforts and build world-class Exascale machines.

A summary of European HPC and its projects (‘European HPC 2018’) is available at www.etp4hpc.eu/euexascale.


Long Description: Europe will present the results of its Exascale programme to date (covering the entire HPC system stack and application expertise), the ambitions of the new round of basic technology, application, co-design (DEEP-EST/EuroExa), prototype and processor design (EPI) projects, its post-Exascale plans, collaboration with Big Data, IoT and other areas, emphasising Europe’s global contributions.

Europe is home to a vibrant HPC Eco-system, which includes technology provision and application expertise, characterised by a strong understanding of the needs of end-users and application developers. The European Projects have delivered contributions that accelerate the global HPC endeavour.

The European HPC R&D programme covers the entire HPC system stack and application expertise. European technology development is based on the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of ETP4HPC (www.etp4hpc.eu, an industry-led think tank whose objective is to build a world-class HPC technology value chain in Europe and to increase the global market share of European HPC vendors). Application development is centred around the European Centres of Excellence in Computing Applications (CoEs). Within Horizon 2020, €700M has been allocated to continue the pursuit of this strategy, addressing the topics of HPC technology, co-design and application expertise, and system prototyping. Work is underway to develop a European processor. ETP4HPC is defining the challenges to be addressed in the next research programmes, in cooperation with Big Data, IoT and other areas.

EuroHPC, an initiative of EC and Member States, provides the resources and mechanisms needed to build European world-class Exascale machines.

The BoF will present: - the status of EuroHPC - an overview of the results of the European projects to date and the ambitions of new projects in the context of the global Exa-scale effort and international collaboration - the new co-design projects (DEEP-EST, www.deep-projects.eu and EuroExa, https://euroexa.eu/) - the European Processor Initiative - the European post-Exascale ambitions - a selection of best-performing HPC technology SMEs

The BoF will also help identify: - the areas in which European HPC projects seek international collaboration to those interested in cooperating with European HPC projects and organisations. - the action items needed to stimulate and sustain collaboration, such as networking opportunities in Europe and elsewhere, focused joint workshops and funded actions, with the objective to formulate a proposal for relevant funding agencies.

Material, including a professional ‘European HPC 2018’ publication, will be available in advance at http://www.etp4hpc.eu/euexascale, providing background reading on the European HPC Technology Ecosystem and more detailed information on the projects that make up the ecosystem. The European EXDCI project (www.exdci.eu) SC’18 booth will facilitate networking. Project members will be present at the BoF.

Target audience: Organisations, programmes and projects are interested in cooperating with European projects/organisations.

This session is a follow-up on the SC’15, ’16 and ’17 BoFs, which were a huge success (>120 attendees – we need a large room). At the SC’14 ETP4HPC BoF, the landscape of the European HPC Eco-system was outlined and a discussion was initiated on the areas of international collaboration. Similar sessions presenting the European Exascale projects were held at SC’11/12 and ‘13 (BoF).


URL: http://www.etp4hpc.eu/euexascale



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