Slovenian National Supercomputing Network

Seminar: European Processor Initiative

On Thursday, 14. 3. 2023, at 13:00 we invite you to the Faculty of Computer Science and Informatics, University of Ljubljana, (P21) for the seminar “European Processor Initiative“, led by Prof. Mario Kovač.

Digital sovereignty has become a key requirement for the EU, which is now striving to move from a simple user of ICT technologies to a main player on the digital market, both for products and human skills. The need for the EU (and the EuroHPC JU) to deploy European world-class exascale supercomputers in Europe is urging. The European Processor Initiative ( EPI – angl. European Processor Initiative ) develops a roadmap for future European high-performance low-power processors aligned with the EuroHPC roadmap. EPI focuses on processor technologies based on the ARM HPC processor architecture and on architecture and HPC accelerator technologies based on RISC-V, the open-source ISA. RISC-V is also the candidate to become Europe’s own technology for covering long-term objectives. This phase also seeks to expand the scope of the project into adjacent European and global vertical markets that can leverage HPC to enable new and improved systems and solutions.

Prof. Mario Kovac is a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He is also an executive, author, and expert in the field of multimedia hardware and software design, business models for computer systems, chip architecture design, and HPC. Currently, he is mostly involved in business relations with industry partners in the area of computer systems and applications and business models in various industry segments, such as HPC and health.