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European high-performance computing joint undertaking [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Vincent Reillon (2nd edition),

Updated on 29.6.2018

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Following a declaration made by seven EU Member States in March 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal to establish a joint undertaking for high-performance computing (HPC) under Article 187 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) on 11 January 2018. The proposed regulation would establish the joint undertaking for the period to 31 December 2026, and provide it with €486 million in EU funds from the Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility programmes as well as an equivalent contribution from the participating countries.

The joint undertaking would be charged with the joint procurement of two pre-exascale supercomputers for the Union. It would also implement an HPC research and innovation programme to support the European HPC ecosystem in developing technologies to reach exascale performance by 2022-2023. Within the European Parliament, the Industry Committee adopted its report on 19 June 2018. It is expected that Parliament will adopt its opinion during the July 2018 plenary session.

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European high-performance computing joint undertaking

Proposal for a Council regulation on establishing the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking
Committee responsible: Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) COM(2018) 8 of 11.1.2018

procedure ref.: 2018/0003(NLE)

Consultation procedure – Parliament adopts only a non-binding opinion

Rapporteur: Zigmantas Balčytis (S&D, Lithuania)
Shadow rapporteurs:




Michał Boni (EPP, Poland)
Evžen Tošenovský (ECR, Czech Republic)
Fredrick Federley (ALDE, Sweden)
Neoklis Sylikiotis (GUE/NGL, Cyprus)
Jakop Dalunde (Greens/EFA, Sweden)
Dario Tamburrano (EFDD, Italy)
Barbara Kappel (ENF, Austria)
Next steps expected: First-reading vote in plenary

timeline step 5 on 7 voted in plenary


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