Fifteen countries yesterday signed a pact to create a pan-European infrastructure for high performance computing which aims to strengthen science, engineering and supercomputer technologies.
The countries, which include
The pact was made in parallel with the European Science Foundation (ESF) initiated Forward Look programme LINCEI which is aimed at enabling
The supercomputer centre will allow joint use of the capacities of more than one supercomputer. The major part of the cost, estimated at around €400m, is to be met by the 15 countries whose computer centres are involved in the project. The rest will be provided by the European Union through the 7th Research Framework Programme. The aim is to provide scientists in
The multinational partnership originated from a report by the body of experts known as the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) compiled for the European Commission in autumn 2006. In the report, it recommends the creation of a supercomputer infrastructure of the highest quality.
At a meeting in