Trans Continuum Initiative


What is the TCI?

The TransContinuum is the unison of related digital technologies which offer solutions for the operation of complex data workflow systems. In this continuum, HPC plays a central role as the engine propelling AI, Big Data, IoT, Cybersecurity, and Mathematical components to work together.

The Transcontinuum Initiative, or TCI, is developing a vision of the characteristics of the infrastructure required for the convergence of data and compute capabilities in many leading-edge industrial and scientific use scenarios.

A paradigm change is needed: we will have to design systems encompassing millions of computing devices distributed over scientific instruments, IoT, supercomputers, and Cloud systems through LAN, WLAN, and 5G networks.

The ambition of TCI is also to become a meeting place of experts representing various disciplines in both science and industry – an asset that Europe can apply in the resolution of its other challenges such as healthcare, climate change or smart cities.

Our vision

To materialise our commitment to this initiative, we have co-authored a TCI Vision document with the 7 other organisations involved in the initiative. It outlines a vision for a horizontal collaboration between European associations and projects involved in IT technology, application and services provisioning for the Digital Continuum.

TCI partners

European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing

European Cyber Security Organisation

Big Data Value Association

The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) 

European Service Network of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation

A European Vision of AI

European network of computing systems researchers, industry representatives, and students

Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation