Open Euro HPC Project is dedicated to re-inventing High Performance Computing [HPC] as an integral part of a new class of facility / service: Low Cost, Ultra-Low Power, Cloud-Based, Converged Data/AI/HPC Centers; hereafter referred to as Universal Computing Centers.
An HPC explosion is already beginning to occur in the cloud. It’s not a matter of “IF”. For the EU, it’s a matter of “HOW” to leverage this unique opportunity to achieve technologic sovereignty, as well as HPC parity with global leaders China and the US. The EU has a window of opportunity – now, to have a profound effect on the coming revolution in data centers, driven in large part by HPC.
The EU is at the beginning of a major sea-state change in data center markets. Will it lead, or will it follow?
Factors motivating the high growth rate of cloud-based HPC include: most on-premises HPC hardware has aged poorly and is clearly inferior to the newer hardware in the public clouds. It’s currently much cheaper to use a public cloud’s HPC service rather than replace old in-house HPC equipment.