Call for proposals FET Proactive - Towards Exascale High Performance Computing H2020-FETHPC-2014 Closed!


The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.
The “Excellent science” priority aims to reinforce and extend the excellence of the Union's science base and to consolidate the ERA in order to make the Union's research and innovation system more competitive on a global scale. It consists of four specific objectives, and this call for proposal is focused on:

"Future and emerging technologies (FET)" supports collaborative research in order to extend Europe's capacity for advanced and paradigm-changing innovation. It shall foster scientific collaboration across disciplines on radically new, high-risk ideas and accelerate development of the most promising emerging areas of science and technology as well as the Union-wide structuring of the corresponding scientific communities. High Performance Computing (HPC) is a crucial asset for Europe's innovation capacity and is of strategic importance to its scientific and industrial capabilities, as well as to its citizens. The HPC strategy of the European Commission aims at ensuring European leadership in the development and use of HPC systems, software, applications and services by 2020. The implementation of this HPC strategy in Horizon 2020 combines three elements:
(a) developing the next generation of HPC towards exascale.
(b) providing access to the best supercomputing facilities and services.
(c) achieving excellence in HPC applications.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:
FETHPC-1-2014: HPC Core Technologies, Programming Environments and Algorithms for Extreme Parallelism and Extreme Data Applications. Proposals shall target one of the following subtopics:

  • HPC core technologies and architectures
  • Programming methodologies, environments, languages and tools:
  • APIs and system software for future extreme scale systems
  • New mathematical and algorithmic approaches

FETHPC-2 - 2014: HPC Ecosystem Development To develop a sustainable European HPC Ecosystem.
Proposals shall address one of the two following topics:
- Coordination of the HPC strategy
- Excellence in High Performance Computing Systems

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 97,40 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 November 2014 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals - Towards Exascale High Performance Computing (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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