Eurolab4HPC releases updated version of its Long-Term Vision on High-Performance Computing

Friday, April 24, 2020

Eurolab4HPC has released a second edition of their “Long-Term Vision on High-Performance Computing”. This current Vision updates and replaces the first version issued in August 2017.

Radical changes in computing are foreseen for the current decade. The “Eurolab4HPC Long Term Vision on High-Performance Computing” of January 2020 presents an assessment of potential changes for HPC in the period 2023-2030. The Vision is the result of a road mapping effort within the EC CSA Eurolab4HPC 2 that targets potential changes in hardware, software, and applications in HPC.

The objective of the EuroLab4HPC Vision is to provide a long-term roadmap from 2023 to 2030 for HPC. Because of the long-term perspective and its speculative nature, the authors first present an assessment of future computing technologies that could influence HPC hardware and software.

High-Performance Computing in the current decade will continue to be driven by a technology push and an application pull. Enhancements of existing technologies and new inventions are expected to take place in different periods of time: in the short term, sustaining technologies will further advance, while disruptive technologies and alternative ways of computing are expected in the medium term. In the long term, new technologies will replace CMOS for processor logic. New applications and software technology will perform a pull on HPC, e. g. high performance data analysis (HPDA), machine learning, and the internet of things.

Funding opportunities arise from the potential new hardware/software technologies, as a base for further European research in HPC. In return, this research will shape and influence high-performance computing of the current decade.



Read the full Eurolab4HPC Vision document here: