The third issue of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA 3) has been issued within the EXDCI project. Its publication has been made possible by the funding available within EXDCI. The preparation of this document was one of the tasks of the project.
The role of SRA 3 is to define Europe’s roadmap towards HPC technology provision at Exascale and beyond. The guidelines included in this SRA 3 are expected to be used as a reference for the call objectives and assessment criteria for project proposals submitted to the EC’s HPC technology Work Programme 2018-2020. Any project proposal submitted within the EC HPC Programme following the issue of the SRA should address its research recommendations, defined as research priorities and research milestones.
The development of European HPC technology continues along the seven main research lines (HPC System Architecture and Components, System Software and Management, Programming Environment, Energy and Resiliency, Balance Compute, I/O and Storage Performance, Big Data and HPC usage Models, Mathematics and algorithms for extreme scale HPC systems).
According to Marcin Ostasz, an ETP4HPC Office Expert, “this roadmap cover the remaining part of the Horizon2020 programme and paves the way for the European HPC ecosystem to achieve Exascale capabilities within the planned EuroHPC initiative. Our focus at thus time was on synchronising with the Big Data community (Big Data Value Association) and the concept of the Extreme-Scale Demonstrators (the European HPC system prototypes. Next, our Association is embarking on the preparation of a ‘HPC Vision’ document to define high-level HPC, Big Data, IoT and other related priorities for the FP9 programme”.