FUTURE HPC & BIG DATA
High-performance computing (HPC) is critical for the digital leadership of Italy and the EU. The main focus of Spoke 1 “Future HPC & Big Data” is the technological backbone: the development of highly innovative hardware and software technologies for future supercomputers. The objective of Spoke 1 is the creation of new labs as an integral part of a national federated centre on a global level with skills aimed at hardware and software co-planning and enhancing Italian leadership in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, as well as in the ecosystem of data infrastructure for science and industry.
The research activities planned in Spoke 1 will lead to the creation of prototypes and models of more promising technologies, enabling industrial implementation and development thereof. Cooperation with the industrial sector is paramount to defining an innovation strategy that is not limited to supercomputers but has a strong impact on high-volume markets, such as edge servers, gateway IoT, and independent and cloud vehicles, for which open energy-efficient high-performance computing systems are essential.