Eight sites to host EU’s world-class supercomputers

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(FILE) A member of staff of the research centre Juelich stands in front of the super-computer JUGENE in Juelich, Germany, 22 February 2008. A ranking list of the world's fastest super-computers was published at a conference in Dresden on 18 June 2008. JUGENE takes the 6th place with 180 trillion operations per second, slipping down from the second place.

Eight sites to host EU’s world-class supercomputers


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Eight sites for super-computing centers across the EU have been selected to host the first European supercomputers, that will support Europe’s researchers, industry and businesses in developing new applications in many fields.
The hosting locations are Sofia in Bulgaria, Ostrava in the Czech Republic, Kajaani in Finland, Bologna in Italy, Bissen in Luxembourg, Minho in Portugal, Maribor in Slovenia, and Barcelona in Spain. They will support the development of major applications in domains such as personalized medicine, drug and material design, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, and climate change.

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