Sweden will host a new EuroHPC supercomputer
The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has selected Linköping University in Sweden to host and operate Arrhenius, a new world-class mid-range supercomputer.
Arrhenius, a mid-range supercomputer will be capable of executing over ten million billion operations per second. and will be hosted by Linköping University. The system is named after Carl Axel Arrhenius, a Swedish geologist and chemist who discovered gadolinite in 1787.
Like the existing EuroHPC supercomputers, this new system will be available to serve a wide range of European users, no matter where in Europe they are located, in the scientific community, industry, and the public sector.
Arrhenius will be able to tackle Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and other capacity-demanding applications that need high memory bandwidth and fast data transfer to disk. Arrhenius will ensure the high level of security and data integrity needed for research based on data on individuals and product development by private enterprises.
It will power applications in a wide range of areas, from designing medicines and new materials to fighting climate change; it will advance science and boost the innovation potential of enterprises while ultimately improving the citizens’ quality of life.
Linköping University, as host of NAISS, and EuroHPC JU will jointly own Arrhenius. Organisations such as RISE, the Research Institute of Sweden and ENCCS, the EuroCC Competence Centre Sweden, will also be involved to ensure an appropriate uptake from industrial and public sector users.
Coordination with the objective of making Europe a world leader in supercomputing
The investment in Arrhenius is part of EuroHPC JU (European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking), where Sweden is a member. EuroHPC JU is an initiative aimed at building large-scale computing infrastructure of world class. The computing systems are primarily intended for use in academic research, but will also be available to the business sector.
The framework of the EuroHPC JU also covers support for research and innovation in the form of calls within all areas relating to large-scale calculation, and also investments in competence centres around Europe, to facilitate knowledge exchange, innovation and new research collaboration.
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