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:
- Sofiatech, Bulgaria
- Luxprovide, Luxembourg
- Minho Advanced Computing Centre (MACC), Portugal,
- IZUM, Slovenia.
These five European petascale supercomputers will soon be complement by three world-class precursors to exascale supercomputers.
- The call for the procurement of the MACC petascale supercomputer (estimated total value: EUR 20 150 000) opened on 25 March and will close on 18 June 2020.
- The call for tender for the procurement of the petascale supercomputer to be located at Luxprovide in Luxembourg (estimated total value: EUR 30 405 000) opened on 30 January and closed on 26 February 2020.
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.