Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - ICT - EUROLAB-4-HPC


EuroLab-4-HPC is a two-year Horizon 2020 funded project with the bold commitment to build the foundation for a European Research Center of Excellence in High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems.  

EUROLAB-4-HPC fotoHigh-Performance Computing (HPC) systems are of vital importance to the progress of science and technology. Europe has made significant progress in becoming a leader in HPC through industrial and application providers. In addition, ETP4HPC is driving a European HPC vision towards exascale systems. Despite such gains, excellence in HPC systems research is fragmented across Europe.  EuroLab-4-HPC has the bold overall goal to join forces among excellent research institutions in HPC across the system stack towards a long-term research agenda that drives innovation and education in HPC systems.


The objectives of EUROLAB-4-HPC are:

  • to join HPC system research groups around a long-term HPC research agenda via an HPC research roadmap and joining forces behind it
  • to define an HPC curriculum in HPC technologies and best-practice education/training methods to foster future European technology leaders
  • to accelerate commercial  uptake of new HPC technologies
  • to build an HPC ecosystem with researchers and other stakeholders, e.g., HPC system providers and venture capital
  • to create a business model and organization for the EuroLab-4-HPC excellence centre in HPC systems

    Role of Ghent University

    Ghent University is work package leader of WP6 self-sustainability.
    Projects can only be called successful if they have a lasting impact, i.e. that the community continues to benefit from the results of a project after its formal end (in the form of trained professions, licensed IP, commercial products, public domain artifacts etc.).
    The bold objective of this project is to build the foundation for a continuation of this effort; the launch of a virtual excellence centre in HPC technologies. This project can only be called successful if the centre continues to work after the end of the project. The general objective of this work package is to identify a model by which the centre can gradually become self-sustainable by investigating the legal and governance structure and the business model of a future pan-European excellence centre in HPC.
    By studying similar excellence centres, we will come up with a blueprint for the Eurolab-4-HPC, and with a business plan to generate enough resources to become self-sustainable.


    Prof. Koen De Bosschere
    Department of Electronics and Information Systems, IBiTech-bioMMeda
    Phone number: +3293323406