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After its acquisition by EuroHPC, this supercomputer will be hosted at the TGCC of CEA by the end of 2025. The Jules Verne consortium aims to deploy a world-class Exascale supercomputer, based on European technologies. It will address major societal and scientific challenges such as climate change, new materials, and personalized medicine. The total cost amounts to 542 million euros, funded by EuroHPC, France, and the Netherlands. The NumPEx program will contribute to software development for these machines.

“The approval by EuroHPC of the Jules Verne consortium’s application is excellent news for French and European research. It marks a significant step forward in securing funding for an Exascale-class supercomputer, with a total value of 542 million euros.

These computing resources will be necessary to tackle the scientific and technological challenges ahead of us, such as climate change, energy transition, or healthcare.”

Said Sylvie Retailleau, French Minister of Higher Education and Research.
And Robbert Dijkgraaf, Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, to conclude:

It’s excellent news that the European scientific community, led by France and the Netherlands, has joined forces to build the supercomputer proposed by the Jules Verne consortium. Europe is thus reaffirming its position in the global research arena. […] With this immense computing power, scientists have a glimpse of the future, enabling them to help solve fundamental societal problems in areas such as healthcare or the fight against climate change.”

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