ETP4HPC issues and maintains this Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) as a mechanism to provide contextual guidance to European Researchers and Businesses and also to guide EU priorities for research 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.
The approach followed to structure the SRA has been to combine ETP4HPC members technical and market knowledge (internal) with that of external experts and sources alike.
- Analyses completed by other initiatives (including EESI and PlanetHPC)
- Input obtained from PRACE
- Input obtained during workshops and interviews involving industrial HPC end-users
- Input from ISVs obtained through a workshop, a survey and interviews
This SRA Update will serve as a reference text for FETHPC 16-17 recently published calls and also suggests future paths for EsDs, CoEs, ISVs, end-users etc. for calls in 18-19, when the implementation of Extreme-Scale Demonstrators 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 maximise its exploitation.
Figure 1 – The four dimensions of the SRA
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