About the EXDCI project

EXDCI’s objective is to coordinate the development and implementation of a common strategy for the European HPC Ecosystem. The two most significant HPC bodies in Europe, PRACE and ETP4HPC, join their expertise in this 30-month project with a budget of € 2.5 million, starting from September 2015. EXDCI aims to support the road-mapping, strategy-making and performance-monitoring activities of the ecosystem, i.e.:

  • Producing and aligning roadmaps for HPC Technology and HPC Applications
  • Measuring the implementation of the European HPC strategy
  • Building and maintaining relations with other international HPC activities and regions
  • Supporting the generation of young talent as a crucial element of the development of European HPC


EXDCI will complement the Horizon 2020 calls and projects in the achievement of a globally competitive HPC Ecosystem in Europe. Following the vision of the European Commission in HPC, this ecosystem is based on three pillars: HPC Technology Provision, HPC Infrastructure and HPC Application Resources.

General Information

  • Project Name European eXtreme Data and Computing Initiative
  • Acronym EXDCI
  • Project Type CSA - Coordination & support action
  • Grant Agreement Number 671558
  • Project Coordinator PRACE
  • Duration 30 months
  • Number of Partners 2
  • Project Cost 2,5M€
  • Funding from the EC 2,5M€
  • Start Date 1st September 2015
  • End Date28th February 2018