Poland joins international supercomputer program

Poland has joined an international initiative which aims to create a European computer system of high computing power. The declaration was signed by the head of the Ministry of Science Jarosław Gowin and announced by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC) is to enable European Union countries to build supercomputers and compete in this area with global leaders in the field such as the US, China and Japan. The EuroHPC program will start operating in 2019.

“Poland’s accession to the EuroHPC will not only promote the internationalization of Polish science and improve the quality of research, but it can also have positive effects on the Polish economy,” the Ministry of Science and Higher Education said.

As explained by the Ministry of Science, HPC (High-Performance Computing) systems are key instruments for the development of science and innovation in the digital era. The large-scale calculations include modeling and simulation, advanced data analysis and visualization, which are used in data processing processes for many applications – scientific, medical, industrial and business. They are also used in the public sector, for example in research on climate change and natural disasters or cybersecurity.

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