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The European Processor Initiative (EPI) to develop the processor that will be at the heart of the European exascale supercomputer effort

February 8, 2018

Beyond Mont-Blanc 2020: the European Processor Initiative (EPI). Mont-Blanc 2020 partners are proud to contribute to the emergence of a European HPC processor. Read the full story in this interview of Philippe Notton (Atos), General Manager of the EPI.

Europe has an ambitious plan to become a main player in supercomputing. The EuroHPC initiative is a joint undertaking with as one of its goals to construct an exascale supercomputer based on European technology. One of the core parts is a processor. Although there are several processor-related research projects, it is only now that an effort has started to build a production HPC processor with industry quality. This is done as part of a 120 million euro Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) that has been awarded to a consortium of 23 partners. We talked to the project coordinator Philippe Notton from Atos to learn more about the “European Processor Initiative” as the project is called. Read more >