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Call to acquire a new world-class supercomputer in the Czech Republic

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center have launched a call for tender for the procurement of a petascale supercomputer, capable of executing more than 8 Petaflops (8 million billion calculations per second).

Logo of the EuroHPC JU: on a blue background, a supercomputer and a virtual hand trying to reach the 12 yellow stars of the EU Flag

This call aims at modernising the facilities and equipment of the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center in the Czech Republic through the purchase of a modern petascale supercomputer system. The subject matter of the contract is a comprehensive system for complex calculations, i.e. set of computing, storage, network and other systems and software solution. 

The objective of this new petascale infrastructure, co-owned by the EuroHPC JU is to foster better science and enhance innovation in Europe by providing access to leading edge HPC infrastructures and services to a wide range of users from the research and scientific community as well as the industry and the public sector. This new supercomputer will support the development of leading scientific, public sector and industrial applications in many domains, including personalised medicine, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, fight against climate change, discovering new materials and drugs.

The estimated total value for the call is CZK 399 673 775 (EUR 14 855 000). 

Four additional EuroHPC petascale supercomputers will be built in the following supercomputing centres:

These five European petascale supercomputers will soon be complement by three world-class precursors to exascale supercomputers.   

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The EuroHPC JU was established by Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1488  and entered into force on 28 October 2018. 

The mission of the EuroHPC JU is to develop, deploy, extend and maintain an integrated world-class supercomputing and data infrastructure in the European Union (EU) and to develop and support a highly competitive and innovative HPC ecosystem.

The EuroHPC JU aims at equipping the EU by 2020 with an infrastructure of petascale and precursors to exascale supercomputers, and developing the necessary technologies and applications for reaching full exascale capabilities around 2022 / 2023. 

More information can be found on the EuroHPC JU’s website