ETP4HPC – the European Technology Platform (ETP) for High-Performance Computing (HPC) - is a private, industry-led and non-profit association. Our main mission is to promote European HPC research and innovation in order to maximise the economic and societal benefit of HPC for European science, industry and citizens.
We are a private member of the EuroHPC JU that provides mechanisms and resources to develop globally competitive European HPC systems, technology and application expertise, and have several representatives in their Research and Innovation Advisory Group (RIAG).
Our members have diverse profiles, from HPC technology players active in Europe to HPC users: vendors - both large industrial companies and small SMEs, academic HPC research organisations and industrial HPC users.
ETP4HPC is open to new members sharing its vision and objectives.
Our main task is to propose research priorities and programme contents in the area of HPC technology and usage, by issuing a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). This SRA is used by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) to define the contents of the HPC Technology Work Programmes.
Collaboration with PHIDIAS
The ETP4HPC is regularly publishing the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for European HPC. PHIDIAS is actively contributing its latest project results and update, which is being showcased on the Handbook of European HPC projects and providing findings and insightful contributions to the European HPC SRA.
Our vision, back in 2012 when the association was created, was to build a globally competitive European HPC technology value chain. Since then, many HPC calls for projects were issued, leading to many successful HPC projects. With the creation of the EuroHPC JU, the European HPC technology value chain was given a new impetus.
The road mapping of the European HPC technology research is the main aim of our Association and the ETP4HPC Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) is our key deliverable. We have already issued four instances of our SRA, which have served as the basis for the HPC R&D Work Programmes to date.
Our Association has started working on its fifth SRA (5) with a view to delivering a fully-fledged document by the end of 2021.