Europe is rushing twice as hard on the worldwide race for High-Performance Computing
Supercomputing is playing a key role to solve all societal and business challenges like climate change, decarbonation, sustainability, smart everything (cities, mobility, agriculture, medicine, manufacturing etc.), energy challenges and so on. It’s even a must for any continent or economical space or nation to tackle these numerous challenges by their own to strengthen their leadership and autonomy. However, if Europe has a long history in mathematics and science with strong academic institutions, it used to be less focused on high-end hardware technologies, being highly dependent of non-European players in an unstable geopolitical environment. Relying on the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking instrument, the European Union is nowadays back in the race, accelerating the development of European supercomputing technologies that can compete on the global HPC market and will be key ingredients of the European Union to equip itself with a world-class supercomputing infrastructure.
Eric Monchalin is Vice-President, Head of Machine Intelligence at Eviden and Chair of the European Processor Initiative. He’s responsible for solidifying new technological and business directions for the Big Data and Security Global Business Line. Eric’s career has been mainly built on numerous R&D positions in several companies, with experience in leading 100+ people organizations and managing multi tens millions of Euros projects in international environments. He is a technology-minded person who values wide range of skills and technological knowledge focused on customer wishes to turn them into reality.
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