Eric Boyer, born in 1963, is Chief HPC Project Officer at GENCI, the French agency leading procurements for national Tier1 and Tier0 facilities. His has a background as High Performance Computing Research Engineer in national computing centers. He is HPC architect including data architecture specific to high-end supercomputers and evaluation expert in acquisition process of HPC platforms. He is responsible of the “Technology Watch Group”, involving GENCI and its partners (CEA, CNRS and French Universities). He is involved in several prototypes design and assessment program; including recently the PRACE PCP pilot systems and PRACE collaborations. He participates in the acquisition process of national computing facilities. He is also expert member of recruitment committee for ministry of higher education. He has a diploma of Engineer in Computer Science, and is graduated in mathematics and physics.