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Supercomputers are the fastest computers in the world. As a rule of thumb, a supercomputer is a system in the  TOP500  list of supercomputers

In e-Infrastructures, for science there are in Europe universtities and research organisations owning supercomputers.

On a European scale there are several organisations active:

  • PRACE provides transnational  access to a number of supercomputers
  • ETP4HPC combines a number of HPC actors in Europe
  • There are several large and small EC co-funded projects



National Research Infrastructure Roadmap 2018

National Research Infrastructure Roadmap 2018 for Hungary. For Hungary, the Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) facility has particular importance: it is a major con- tribution to laser research and can open new ways for physics, chemistry, materials science and medical biology. The facility, which started operation gradually in late 2017, is mainly used for basic research but will also contribute to applied research and, as a spillover effect, to industrial application. In addition to the ELI-ALPS, there are several other research infrastructures in Hungary. These lower cost RIs can be fi- nanced from national funds and are normally not considered as unique facilities, still, they are essential for Hungarian researchers. To use the large scale European RIs and join the international scientific networks around them, Hungary needs well-equipped domestic RIs.
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