The UK data centre industry must seize the opportunity to access funding provided by the European Commission and use it to become a world leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) technology. This is according to Greg McCulloch, CEO of Aegis Data.
The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program has made €40 million available to finance the development of HPC technology, and the government is encouraging UK organisations to apply for this funding, despite the uncertainty around Brexit. The European Commission has identified HPC as a key technology to drive significantly faster data processing and the development of new services and business models across Europe. Originally used by researchers to analyse huge quantities of data, HPC is now growing in popularity across the commercial sector thanks to its potential to support emerging technologies that generate vast reams of data.
McCulloch commented: “The release of funding to finance the development of HPC presents the UK data centre industry with a fantastic opportunity to hone its existing expertise in HPC and become a hub for the management, processing and storage of data generated by emerging technology.