EuroEXA is a program that represents a significant EU investment to innovate across a new ground-breaking platform for computing in its support to deliver Exa-Scale computing. Originally the informal name for a group of H2020 research projects, ExaNeSt, EcoScale and ExaNoDe, EuroEXA now has it’s own EU investment as a co-design project to further develop technologies from the project group and support the EU in its bid to deliver EU based ExaScale supercomputers. This project has a €20m investment over a 42-month period and is part of a total €50m investment made by the EC across the EuroEXA group of projects supporting research, innovation and action across applications, system software, hardware, networking, storage, liquid cooling and data centre technologies. Together bringing the technologies required to enable the digital economy, the future of computers, and the drive towards Exa-Scale capability. The project is also supported by a high value donation of IP from ARM and Synopsys. Funded under H2020-EU.1.2.2. FET Proactive (FETHPC-2016-01) as a result of a competitive selection process, the consortium partners bring a rich mix of key applications from across climate/weather, physics/energy and life-science/bioinformatics. The project objectives include to develop and deploy an ARM Cortex technology processing system with FPGA acceleration at peta-flop level by 2020, it is hoped that this will enable an Exa-Scale procurement for deployment in 2022/23.
As part of the H2020 competitive process, the 16 organisations of EuroEXA (above) have been selected for their technologies and capabilities from across 8 Countries.