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Prof. Dr. Rainer Leupers
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.05.2018 to 30.04.2020
EU contribution:
1.600.000 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 800962.  


Consolidation of European Research Excellence in Exascale HPC Systems


Europe has made significant progress in becoming a leader in large parts of the HPC ecosystem: from industrial and scientific application providers via system software to Exascale systems, bringing together technical and business stakeholders. Despite such gains, excellence in research in high performance computing systems is fragmented across Europe and opportunities for synergy missed.

At this moment, there is fierce international competition to sustain long-term leadership in HPC technology and there remains much to do. Europe intends to increase the budget spent on HPC by 1 billion euros. In order to realize the full potential of this investment, it will have to engage all the stakeholders, industrial as well as academic. EUROLAB4HPC’s bold overall goal is to build connected and sustainable leadership in high-performance computing systems by bringing together the leading performance orientated communities in Europe, working across all layers of the system stack, fuelling new industries in HPC.


  • Chalmers tekniska högskola AB, Sweden (Coordinator)
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación, Spain
  • The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Institut national de la recherche en informatique et en automatique, France
  • Universität Augsburg, Germany
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland
  • Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Universiteit Gent, Belgium
  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Foundation for research and technology Hellas, Greece
  • Universität Stuttgart, Germany