Malta has successfully completed the process to become a participating state within the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking. The EuroHPC is an EU programming endeavour conceived as a joint initiative between the EU, European countries and private industry, with the ultimate aim of developing a world-class supercomputing ecosystem in Europe. It is envisaged that Malta’s participation within the EuroHPC programme will enable the local research and scientific community, industry, including SMEs, and the public sector to avail themselves from a portfolio of activities addressing the spreading, widening usage and skills development in the area of supercomputing.
“Our participation within the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking will enable the development of opportunities for the local research community interested or requiring complex simulation processes and other scientific tasks requiring computational capacity,” explained Minister for Research, Innovation and the Co-ordination of Post Covid-19 Strategy Owen Bonnici.
“The decision to join the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is motivated by this government’s commitment to furthering investment with the aim of reinforcing the competitive capabilities of our local R&I eco-system by opening up new opportunities,” Minister Bonnici said. “We look forward to capitalising upon the research and innovation opportunities linked to the data economy, where the EU is striving to play a leading role.”
Among its activities, the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking runs specialised annual calls for research and innovation, addressing hardware and software technologies and their integration into computing systems, covering the whole scientific and industrial value chain. Moreover, the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking provides support for the development and networking of national High-Performance Computing Centres across the participating states within the programme.