In an effort to fortify the digital competitiveness of Luxembourg & Europe, the government signed a European high-performance computer (HPC) cooperation declaration. Known as EuroHPC, the move promises collaboration in setting up an EU-wide HPC network initiated by Luxembourg.
A competitive digital economy
By signing the declaration, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal & the Netherlands also fortify the Europe 2020 Strategy by helping secure the computing capabilities needed for EU’s competitiveness as a digital economy. Luxembourg could soon acquire its own HPC with the power to run at one petaflop per second, corresponding to one-thousand-trillion calculations per second. Aside from the EuroHPC, the University of Luxembourg, Belval, is home to one HPC & a €10-million budget has been allocated to acquiring a new, faster one.