ETP4HPC as an industry-led think tank and advisory group of companies and research centres involved in HPC technology research in Europe has just released an update to the European High-Performance Computing (HPC) Technology Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) issued for the first time in 2013 by ETP4HPC. A full issue will follow this SRA update in 2017.
ETP4HPC issues and maintains this SRA as a mechanism to provide contextual guidance to European researchers and businesses and also to guide EU priorities for research and innovation in the Horizon 2020 HPC programme. This SRA delineates a roadmap for the achievement of European exascale capabilities focusing on the following areas: HPC System Architecture and Components, Energy and Resiliency, Programming Environment, System Software and Management, Big Data and HPC Usage Models, Balance Compute, I/O and Storage Performance, Mathematics and Algorithms for Extreme-Scale HPC systems and Extreme-Scale Demonstrators.
This SRA Update will serve as a reference text for FETHPC 16-17 calls and also suggests future paths for EsDs (Extreme-Scale Demonstrators), CoEs, ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), end-users etc. for calls in 2018-19, when the implementation of EsDs should take place. Whilst this report points heavily towards the H2020 HPC program for its delivery, the primary objective is to develop Europe’s HPC ecosystem and maximize its exploitation.