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Estonia joins European initiative to develop supercomputers

24. August 2018 - 14:20

Today, minister Mailis Reps signed the European declaration on high-performing computing. The initiative aims to develop supercomputers and pool resources between member states.

„The initiative broadens opportunities for Estonia’s society, as the research-capacity increases, and allows to develop areas that we even may not be able to imagine today,“ said minister Mailis Reps. „Although Estonia’s researchers are already internationally recognized and thorough cooperation with foreign institutions has been established, this initiative surely opens up new levels of cooperation and competence sharing. I am confident that Estonia’s researches and their counterparts are maximizing this opportunity for the greater good,“ Reps added. The declaration was signed in the presence of Andrus Ansip, the European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking will pool investments to establish leading European supercomputers and big data infrastructure. Estonia’s membership broadens increase of research-capacity in Estonia that helps to develop beneficial areas for the society.

As of today, 21 European countries have signed the declaration: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

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