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Luxembourg to host one of the first European supercomputers

Published Friday June 07 2019

In a major step towards making Europe a top supercomputing region globally, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking – EuroHPC has selected 8 sites for supercomputing centers located in 8 different Member States, among them Luxembourg, to host the first high-performance computers (HPCs). They will support the development of major applications in domains such as personalized medicine, drug and material design, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, and fighting climate change (read more:  http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-2868_en.htm )

The Luxembourg HPC will be located at LuxConnect in Bissen and will have a capacity of 10 Petaflops/second, which puts it in the Top 20 worldwide.    

Prime Minister, Minister for Digitalisation, Xavier Bettel, warmly welcomed the decision by the European Commission, stressing Luxembourg’s longstanding experience in the area of data centers and noted that “(…) EuroHPC is an excellent example for the work of the European Union in support of our economies and our scientific sectors (…)”.       

Read more :
- https://gouvernement.lu/fr/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2019/06-juin/07-bettel-oettinger.html
- https://gouvernement.lu/fr/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2019/06-juin/07-schneider-superordinateur.html

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