Translating for High Performance Computing
On 11 April 2019, the Translation Centre signed an agreement with EuroHPC, a Joint Undertaking specialising in High Performance Computing (HPC). Based in Luxembourg, this newly created organisation should be operating at full capacity by the end of 2019.
European science and industry need access to world-class HPC resources in order to remain innovative and competitive. Currently, EU supercomputers depend on third-country technology and are not among the global top 10.
In an effort to address this technology gap, the EU has developed a broad supercomputing infrastructure strategy and has established the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, which will operate initially from 2019 to 2026.
The mission of this Joint Undertaking is twofold. Firstly, EuroHPC will launch calls for tenders to acquire computers for the coming exascale era. Exascale computers operate one quintillion calculations per second, i.e. one thousand more than the petascale supercomputers in use today. The new machines will be made available to Europeâ€™s scientific, industrial and public users.
Secondly, EuroHPC will support research and innovation activities in order to promote a world-class HPC ecosystem in the EU.
The Translation Centre is pleased to include the EuroHPC JU in its portfolio of clients, which now stands at 66 clients specialising in a broad range of fields.