Lithuania is joining European High Performance Computing Initiative


Lithuanian science and business will be able to use world-class supercomputers to carry out large-scale calculations in areas such as health, climate change, industry, cybernetic security, energy, artificial intelligence, economic forecasts. “Lithuania is interested in joining the European High Performance Computing Initiative (EuroHPC), which will allow our country to use the possibility of computing the highest-capacity data,” said Vice-Minister of Education and Science G. Viliūnas.


Having assessed the importance of high performance calculations and the limited ability of the Member States of the European Union to create separate world-class high performance computing systems, the European Commission, together with the Member States, including Lithuania, which has set up a European High-Speed ​​Computing Joint Undertaking, is committed to implementing this initiative. 2019 When this company starts its operations, supercomputers will be available for use by EU Member States.

High performance calculations have an increasing impact on research and development, industry competitiveness. Supercomputers are used to address scientific and technological issues, which are not sufficiently standardized for computer simulation. Lithuanian researchers and business will also be able to participate in EuroHPC research and development program calls. Lithuania joins EuroHPC member by opening part time access infrastructure for external users from other European countries to Vilnius University’s productivity calculations.

High performance calculations are needed to address social challenges such as early diagnosis of diseases, climate change projections. They are applied in various fields of research, for example, in the identification of DNA sequences in the fields of industry, security and defense.



Source: Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania

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