EUMaster4HPC: EUMaster4HPC (previously Hercules)


Advancing education and training in High Performance Computing (HPC) and its applicability to HPDA and AI is essential forstrengthening the world-class European HPC ecosystem. It is of primary importance to ensure the digital transformation and thesustainability of high-priority economic sectors. Missing educated and skilled professionals in HPC/HPDA/AI could prevent Europefrom creating socio-economic value with HPC. The Hpc EuRopean ConsortiUm Leading Education activities (HERCULES) aims todevelop a new and innovative European Master programme focusing on high performance solutions to address these issues. Themaster programme aims at catalysing various aspects of the HPC ecosystem and its applications into different scientific andindustrial domains. HERCULES brings together major players in HPC education in Europe and mobilises them to unify existingprograms into a common European curriculum. It leverages experience from various European countries and HPC communities togenerate European added value beyond the potential of any single university. HERCULES emphasizes on collaboration across Europewith innovative teaching paradigms including co-teaching and the cooperative development of new content relying on the bestspecialists in HPC education in Europe. Employers, researchers, HPC specialists, supercomputing centres, CoEs and technologyproviders will constitute a workforce towards this master in HPC pilot programme. This pilot will provide a base for further nationaland pan-European educational programmes in HPC all over Europe and our lessons learned and the material development willaccelerate the uptake of HPC in academia and industry.The creation of a European network of HPC specialists will catalyse transfers and mutual support between students, teachers andindustrial experts. A particular focus on mobility of students and teachers will enable students to rapidly gain experience throughinternships and exposure to European supercomputing centres