This week, on September 23-24, Korea Supercomputing Conference 2020 was held virtually and it hosted many distinguished guests who discussed the Exascale computing era. Jean-Marc Denis, EPI’s Chairman of the Board, was invited as a keynote speaker with a talk titled “The European approach for exascale ages. The road toward sovereignty”.
He explained EPI’s short-term objectives – which is to supply the EU-designed microprocessor to empower the EU exascale machines, and long-term objective, which is that Europe needs independent and sovereign access to high-performance, low-power microprocessors, from IP to products.
EPI’s mission was highlighted and fortified once again, seeing that Mr Denis’ talk came only days after the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen gave her first State of the Union speech, in which she said Europe will invest 8 billion euros in the next generation of supercomputers – cutting-edge technology made in Europe.
The full presentation is available in our repository: https://www.european-processor-initiative.eu/dissemination-material/epi-ksc20/, while the talk can also be viewed at EPI YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giicOMSG0uQ.