European Policies for High Performance Computing


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European Policies for High Performance Computing

  1. 1. International Supercomputing Conference 18 June 2012, HamburgEuropean PoliciesforHigh Performance Computing Carl-Christian Buhr, @ccbuhr (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  2. 2. 101 Actions DAE,@NeelieKroesEU
  3. 3. 101 Actions Advising on... e-Infrastructures, HPC Cloud Computing ICT Research Policy Scientific Information etc., @ccbuhr,@NeelieKroesEU
  4. 4. The European Policy Maker Launches policy debates Invites Member States to take action Proposes EU Funding Agency e.g. Research & Innovation Access policies for funded Infrastructure Builder Funds research infrastructures Funds related research Supports networking activities
  5. 5. Whys HPC on the Agenda ? Life Sciences and HealthWeather, Climate & Earth Sciences Industrial & Engineering Application for transport and energy Fundamental sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Material Sciences, Astrophysics Applications.
  6. 6. International contextUS: Out-compute=out-compete; USD 126m forexascale in 2012; 5-6 systems in Top10Japan: Biggest HPC system world-wide; 2systems in Top10China: Multi-billion investments intoindigenous supply chain; 2 in Top10Russia: HPC programme announced 2009India: USD 1bn announced March 2012EU: 1 system in Top10 (9th, in May 2012)
  7. 7. HPC in Europe: Problems EU lost 10% HPC capabilities 2007-2009 Japan overtook EU-27 in capacity Fragmentation of EU efforts across MS High reliance on foreign components European IPR benefiting others
  8. 8. HPC in Europe: Potentials Applications and codes Deep, diverse HPC user experience and leading capabilities in power-efficient microelectronics processor designs interconnects and mass storage systems (sub)system integration software tools Potential openness and knowledge transfer to industry not yet exploited
  9. 9. ...adopted the HPC Communication
  10. 10. Europes Place in a Global Race Europe needs native HPC capabilities to remain competitive Native HPC systems and services would contribute to growth and competitiveness HPC helps address societal challenges, ranging from climate change to Alzheimer Peta/Exa transition promises innovation for science applications and computingHigh-Performance Computing: Europes Place in a Global Race COM(2012)045, 15/02/2012,
  11. 11. Key Policy Actions 1/2 Governance at EU level: Industrial Technology Platform, PRACE and centres of excellence Double HPC investment (MS, EU, industry) Tools: Resource pooling and pre- commercial procurementHigh-Performance Computing: Europes Place in a Global Race COM(2012)045, 15/02/2012,
  12. 12. Key Policy Actions 2/2 Developing the HPC ecosystem: PRACE services to industry, HW&SW co-design Industrial exploitation: Competence centres, workforce, EU supply Level-playing field for EU HPC supplier Tackling market access problems Additional exploitation obligations?High-Performance Computing: Europes Place in a Global Race COM(2012)045, 15/02/2012,
  13. 13. ...proposed Horizon 2020 Key elements- For 2014-2020- For R&D and for Innovation projects- Funding: EUR 80bn...- Strong increase for e-Infrastructures Press Release IP/11/1475 of 30 November 2011 Informationsportal:
  14. 14. debated in Parliament and CouncilEuropean Parliament Council of the European Union
  15. 15. Preparing for Science Data ”the data themselves become the infrastructure”Geant High Level Expert Group,Report of October 2011
  16. 16. Building Infrastructures plus http://www.geant.netmaintain, link, extend
  17. 17. Cloud Computing in the Digital Agenda “Europe should also […] [reinforce] eInfrastructures and […] should develop an EU-wide strategy on cloud computing notably for government and science. […] The strategy should consider economic, legal and institutional aspects.” A Digital Agenda for Europe COM(2010)245, 19/05/2010,
  18. 18. Pointers The Digital Agenda for Europe The HPC Communication (15/02/2012) the wave – Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data, October 2010 GÉANT Expert Group, Report “Knowledge without Borders” Horizon 2020 proposal Contacts<web>{NeelieKroesEU, cc_buhr}</web> <twitter>@NeelieKroesEU, @ccbuhr</twitter><facebook></facebook>