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In Italy one of the pre-exascale class computers


Italy will host one of the pre-exascale class computers funded by the European Commission in the context of EuroHPC, a joint collaboration between European countries and the European Union about developing and supporting exascale supercomputing by 2022/2023.

The decision was taken in the last Governing Board of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, in Luxembourg, on June, 7th 2019, where three different hosting sites for pre-exascale systems were selected: Bologna (Italy), Barcelona (Spain) and Kajaani (Finland).

The italian project was presented during a press conference held on 10 June at the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, with the Minister Marco Bussetti, the Director General DG Connect of the European Commission, Roberto Viola, and the President of CINECA, Giovanni Emanuele Corazza.

Read the MIUR Press Release (in Italian):