Information Event on Swiss participation in EuroHPC

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Euresearch and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), would like to invite you to an event to present the Swiss participation in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking.

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 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.


  • Introduction to the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking
  • Presentation of the two EuroHPC pillars
      • EuroHPC’s Infrastructure Procurement
      • Swiss (ETH Zurich / CSCS) involvement in the LUMI consortium
      • 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
  • Outlook on the Digital Europe Programme (DEP)

At the same time the PASC19, the conference dedicated to HPC, will take place in the same premise. You are invited to remain at ETH Zurich to follow a public lecture by Keren Bergman (Columbia University, US) on “Flexibly Scalable High Performance Architectures with Embedded Photonics” that will be given in the Audimax from 15:45 – 16:35.