2018/0003(NLE)

European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking

Awaiting final decision

2018/0003(NLE) European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion BUDG
Lead ITRE BALČYTIS Zigmantas (S&D) BONI Michał (EPP), TOŠENOVSKÝ Evžen (ECR), FEDERLEY Fredrick (ALDE), SYLIKIOTIS Neoklis (GUE/NGL), DALUNDE Jakop (Verts/ALE), TAMBURRANO Dario (EFD), KAPPEL Barbara (ENF)
Lead committee dossier: ITRE/8/12062
Legal Basis TFEU TFEU 187, TFEU TFEU 188 -a1
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2018/07/03 Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T8-0271/2018 summary
  • #3627
  • 2018/06/25 Council Meeting
  • 2018/06/25 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
    • A8-0217/2018 summary
    • BUDG
    • ITRE ITRE/8/12062 BALČYTIS Zigmantas S&D
  • 2018/06/19 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/02/28 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/01/11 Legislative proposal published
    • COM(2018)0008 summary
    • DG {u'url': u'http://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/dg-connect', u'title': u'Communications Networks, Content and Technology'}, GABRIEL Mariya

Documents

  • Legislative proposal published: COM(2018)0008
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading: A8-0217/2018
  • Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading: T8-0271/2018

Votes

A8-0217/2018 - Zigmantas Balčytis - vote unique

2018/07/03
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 599 64 61 15 27 6 14 196 172 44 0
Against 37 0 4 19 5 3 6 0 0 0 0
Abstain 39 0 1 4 1 33 0 0 0 0 0
AmendmentsDossier
131 2018/0003(NLE) European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking
2018/03/28 ITRE, ITRE 14 amendments...
source: PE-619.403
2018/05/03 ITRE 117 amendments...
source: PE-621.974

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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    • The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted the report by Zigmantas BALČYTIS (S&D, LT) on the proposal for a Council regulation on establishing the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking.

      The committee recommended that Parliament approve the Commission proposal as amended.

      Definitions: the amended text stipulates that ‘hosting entity’ shall mean a legal entity established in a Member State participating in the Joint Undertaking which includes facilities to host and operate a petascale (1015 calculations per second) or pre-exascale (1017 calculations per second) supercomputer.

      Objectives: the Joint Undertaking shall have, inter alia, the following overall objectives:

      • to provide scientists and researchers, industry, including start-ups, micro-enterprises, SMEs and the public sector from the Union or an Associated Country to Horizon 2020 with latest High Performance Computing and Data Infrastructure and support the development of its technologies and its applications across a wide range of fields primarily for civilian use such as healthcare, energy, smart cities, autonomous transport and space;
      • to provide a framework for acquisition of an integrated world-class pre-exascale supercomputing and data infrastructure in the Union, including through supporting the acquisition of petascale supercomputers;
      • to support the development of an integrated High Performance Computing ecosystem in the Union covering all scientific and industrial value chain segments notably hardware, software, applications, services, engineering, interconnections, know-how and skills, in order to strengthen the Union as a global centre for innovation, contributing to competitiveness and enhanced research and development capacity;
      • to enable synergies and provide added value of cooperation between participating Member States and other actors;
      • to liaise with existing contractual public-private partnerships with regard to High Performance Computing and big data in order to create synergies and integration;
      • to increase the innovation potential of industry, and in particular of microenterprises and SMEs, as well as of research and scientific communities using advanced High Performance Computing infrastructures and services, including national High Performance Computing and Supercomputing centres;
      • to encourage qualification and a balanced representation of men and women in the High Performance Computing career paths;

      Hosting entity: the Joint Undertaking shall entrust the operation of each individual petascale or pre-exascale supercomputer it owns to a hosting entity, representing one or several Participating Countries. The hosting entity shall be selected by the Governing Board, based on, inter alia, a high level of data protection, privacy and cybersecurity, including a state-of-the-art management of risks and threats and resilience against cyberattacks. Once the hosting entities are selected, the Joint Undertaking shall ensure synergies with the European structural and investment funds.

      Access time to the supercomputers: access to the share of the Union’s time shall have an exclusive focus on civil applications. The contribution from each Participating State to the cost of the access time shall be made publicly available.

      Research and Innovation Advisory Group: this group shall consist of no more than 20 members (as opposed to 12 as proposed by the Commission), whereof no more than eight shall be appointed by the Private Members and no more than twelve shall be appointed by the Governing Board.

      Evaluation: Members stressed that the evaluation, to be carried out by 30 June 2022, shall also identify possible other policy needs, including assessment of the situation for specific sectors on their possibility to fully access and use the possibilities enabled by High Performance Computing.

      Data protection: the Union law on data protection, privacy and security shall apply to any supercomputer owned fully or in part by the Joint Undertaking, or for any supercomputer making available access time to the Joint Undertaking. The JU shall guarantee that the High Performance Computing supercomputers in the Union are accessible exclusively to entities which comply with Union law on data protection, privacy and security.

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    • The European Parliament adopted, by 599 votes to 37, with 39 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on establishing the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking.

      Parliament approved the Commission proposal subject to amendments.

      Mission: Members stressed the importance of the EU being among the world's leading supercomputing powers by 2022. The mission of the Joint Undertaking is to establish and maintain in the Union an integrated world-class High Performance Computing and Big Data ecosystem based on Union leadership in HPC, cloud and Big Data technologies.

      Definitions: the amended text stipulates that ‘hosting entity’ shall mean a legal entity established in a Member State participating in the Joint Undertaking which includes facilities to host and operate a petascale (1015 calculations per second) or pre-exascale (1017 calculations per second) supercomputer.

      Objectives: the Joint Undertaking shall have, inter alia, the following overall objectives:

      • to provide scientists and researchers, industry, including start-ups, micro-enterprises, SMEs and the public sector from the Union or an Associated Country to Horizon 2020 with latest High Performance Computing and Data Infrastructure and support the development of its technologies and its applications across a wide range of fields primarily for civilian use such as healthcare, energy, smart cities, autonomous transport and space;
      • to provide a framework for acquisition of an integrated world-class pre-exascale supercomputing and data infrastructure in the Union, including through supporting the acquisition of petascale supercomputers;
      • to support the development of an integrated High Performance Computing ecosystem in the Union covering all scientific and industrial value chain segments notably hardware, software, applications, services, engineering, interconnections, know-how and skills, in order to strengthen the Union as a global centre for innovation, contributing to competitiveness and enhanced research and development capacity;
      • to enable synergies and provide added value of cooperation between participating Member States and other actors;
      • to liaise with existing contractual public-private partnerships with regard to High Performance Computing and big data in order to create synergies and integration;
      • to increase the innovation potential of industry, and in particular of microenterprises and SMEs, as well as of research and scientific communities using advanced High Performance Computing infrastructures and services, including national High Performance Computing and Supercomputing centres;
      • to encourage qualification and a balanced representation of men and women in the High Performance Computing career paths;

      Hosting entity: the Joint Undertaking shall entrust the operation of each individual petascale or pre-exascale supercomputer it owns to a hosting entity, representing one or several Participating Countries. The hosting entity shall be selected by the Governing Board, based on, inter alia, a high level of data protection, privacy and cybersecurity, including a state-of-the-art management of risks and threats and resilience against cyberattacks. Once the hosting entities are selected, the Joint Undertaking shall ensure synergies with the European structural and investment funds.

      Access time to the supercomputers: access to the share of the Union’s time shall have an exclusive focus on civil applications. The contribution from each Participating State to the cost of the access time shall be made publicly available.

      Research and Innovation Advisory Group: this group shall consist of no more than 20 members (as opposed to 12 as proposed by the Commission), whereof no more than eight shall be appointed by the Private Members and no more than twelve shall be appointed by the Governing Board.

      Data protection: the Union law on data protection, privacy and security shall apply to any supercomputer owned fully or in part by the Joint Undertaking, or for any supercomputer making available access time to the Joint Undertaking. The JU shall guarantee that the High Performance Computing supercomputers in the Union are accessible exclusively to entities which comply with Union law on data protection, privacy and security.

      Evaluation: Members stressed that the evaluation, to be carried out by 30 June 2022, shall also identify possible other policy needs, including assessment of the situation for specific sectors on their possibility to fully access and use the possibilities enabled by High Performance Computing.

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