United Kingdom: UK joins European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking

May 16, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

The United Kingdom has become a part of the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), allowing British researchers and scientists to apply for Horizon Europe-funded research and innovation calls relating to supercomputing. Following this agreement. he UK will also have access to EuroHPC JU supercomputers and benefit from projects funded by Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding program.

“We warmly welcome the United Kingdom as an official member of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking. This adhesion is the continuation of our cooperation,” said Anders Dam Jensen, executive director of the EuroHPC JU. “The UK’s longstanding expertise in supercomputing will contribute to Europe’s objective of becoming a global leader in HPC and quantum computing. British scientists will once again be able to work with their European counterparts to support the development of exascale computing in Europe.”

The move is the latest from the UK as it looks to rejoin EU research schemes that it lost access to after the 2016 Brexit vote.