June 9 (Portaltic/EP) –
IBM and Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) have expanded their long-term collaboration in the areas of research and technology with the development of Future of Computing, an initiative to support the European Union’s technology sovereignty strategy.
The new agreement has been signed in the context of the first RISC-V Europe Summit, a benchmark event in the development of open source hardware, which this year has brought together developers, architects, executives and policy makers from the entire RISC ecosystem. -V world, under the organization of the BSC in Barcelona.
IBM and BSC scientists and engineers will collaborate to carry out basic research in support of the Future of Computing visionand develop local talent and research projects to create and expand technologies such as new, more efficient and energy-sustainable processors with European technology, which will support the reduction of chip shortages and the technological sovereignty of the European Union.
The Future of Computing initiative, which will be co-chaired by Horacio Morell, president of IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel; and Mateo Valero, director of the BSC; builds on a strong 18-year relationship between IBM and BSC in technology development and knowledge sharing and collaboration.
The initiative will encourage the exchange of ideas, not only for the members of the two institutions, but also for the research and industrial community of the region. Likewise, IBM will offer a total of 3 million euros (600,000 euros per year) in scholarships for educational activities or research activities carried out by doctoral students and BSC researchers, during the five years of validity of this collaboration agreement.
This agreement comes at a key moment for the BSC, in a year in which the fifth version of MareNostrum is inaugurated, which will become one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe and the world, as stated in a press release.