‘Hello Environment!’ With this concept, the initial check chip of the European processor, recognized as EPAC 1., came alive.

The message appeared on the display screen following the chip was set into operation at the finish of September by scientists from the Institute of Informatics at the Institute of Technology and Exploration (FORTH) in Iraklio, Crete. 

“We gained the chip from the manufacturing unit overseas and then put it to the examination, initially to see if it begins and then to run courses on a computer system technique,” Dr. Vassilis Papaefstathiou, a researcher at the institute explained to Kathimerini. He discussed that the European processor is just one of the most emblematic assignments of the European Union, in its effort and hard work to gain technological dominance and turn into independent of imports of such systems from non-EU nations around the world. 

“I am a single of the important contributors of FORTH in the job and I coordinate complex contributions of FORTH in the discipline of hardware design and style and the first assessments on the to start with chip of the project”, he explains. 

The lifestyle sign given by EPAC 1., the to start with result of the European processor project, came at a time when planet trade has been shaken by a lack of processors, shorter-circuiting industries around the entire world and in Europe. Their lack, owing to the pandemic crisis and the focus of their production at the hands of a handful of industries in the US has made the European Processor Initiative consortium a lot more related than at any time. 

In this consortium, in which FORTH participates, 28 partners from 10 EU nations around the world have taken component, among the which study corporations, universities and providers, this sort of as the French Atos, BMW and many others.