June 13, 2019 - by CSCS

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) is a legal and funding entity which will enable pooling of EU and national resources in High Performance Computing (HPC) with the aim of developing a pan-European supercomputing infrastructure and Supporting research and innovation activities.

In March 2019 SERI State Secretary Ms Martina Hirayama signed a declaration of interest to join the JU and Switzerland became the 27th European country of the Joint Undertaking. On the 5th of June 2019, the EuroHPC Governing Board decided to place three pre-exascale supercomputers in Finland, Italy and Spain. ETH Zurich / CSCS will represent Switzerland in the Finnish LUMI consortium with the goal to acquire, build and deploy a world-class computing and data infrastructure at the IT Center for Science’s datacenter in Kajaani, Finland. 

The Information Event will take place Friday June 14, from 14:00 until 15:00 at ETH Zurich in the Audimax of the main building, HG F30, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich - see also the event page. Please note that no registration is needed.


  • Introduction to the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking
  • Presentation of the two EuroHPC pillars:
    • Draft version of the EuroHPC R&I Workplan for 2019
      • Towards Extreme scale technologies and applications
      • Innovating and Widening the HPC use and skills base
      • The European Processor Initiative (EPI)
    • Role of Euresearch
    • EuroHPC’s Infrastructure Procurement
    • Swiss (ETH Zurich / CSCS) involvement in the LUMI consortium
  • Outlook on the Digital Europe Programme (DEP)