Supercomputer coming to Portugal

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 28-12-2020 14:00:00 · 1 Comments

One of the eight supercomputer acquired by the European Union will be installed at AvePark, in Guimarães, in 2021, according to the director of the Minho Advanced Computer Center (MACC).

According to Lusa News Agency, Rui Oliveira, director of MACC, said that the supercomputer will provide Portugal with “computational capacity for developing simulations in all areas of science and research”.

According to a statement from the PSD in the European Parliament, the supercomputer to be installed in Portugal “will be one of the 50 most powerful in the world”.

With a capacity to make 10 billion operations per second, it has a mass of approximately 26 tonnes and a dissipation of 1.7 megawatts of electrical power.

Structure designed to provide advanced computing services, the MACC was created by Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), in conjunction with the University of Minho, the creation of the Minho Advanced Computing Center (MACC), a structure designed to provide advanced computing services.

“The European commission’s goal is to create a network able of serving all European Sectors, including industry, small and medium-sized companies and the public sector, regardless of where they are in the European Union”, underlined a PSD statement.

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This article mentions a speed of '10 billion operations per second'. That is a mistake. That would be more the speed of a PC. According to the speed of this supercomputer will be 10 petaflops = 10 million billion floating point operations per second.

By Henk van der Zee from Lisbon on 28-12-2020 07:32
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