An analysis of FET High Performance Computing projects

EXDCI-2 has delivered an in-depth analysis of the results obtained by other Future and Emerging Technologies HPC projects selected under the 2014 calls



High Performance Computing (HPC) is delivering top computing resources for research and industry. Among others, HPC drives a revolution in scientific approaches through the integration of models and simulation in the scientific workflow. The EU set-up in 2012 an ambitious strategy to deliver the next generation of HPC machines and software, resulting, among others, in several FET HPC calls. EXDCI-2 is a European Coordination and Support Action that, through the joint action of PRACE and ETP4HPC, aims to support the implementation of a common HPC strategy and helps the coordination of the EU HPC ecosystem. The project delivered an in-depth analysis of the results obtained by the FET HPC projects selected under the 2014 calls, most of which finished in 2018.




These results are displayed on the EXDCI-2 website through a searchable database and were communicated during the EuroHPC Summit Week held in Poznan in May 2019.


The analysis revealed that the 19 projects delivered 171 IP results and six demonstrators on all the HPC layers, with a focus on software. For example, the SAGE project developed tools to help manage data storage for HPC centres, while Intertwine gave new resource managers for application programming interfaces (APIs).


Potential for vertical and horizontal integrations were detected and the EXDCI-2 project now works on disseminating the FET projects’ results to the EU HPC ecosystem and abroad to the concerned scientific and industrial communities.


Another analysis of the FET HPC projects issued from 2016 and 2017 calls is also foreseen.


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