This week the largest supercomputer in the Eastern Mediterranean was unveiled at the Cyprus Institute’s Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC). The IBM system is a hybrid CPU/GPU cluster currently holding 1,392 processors in 116 nodes.
The HPC facility “will enable cutting-edge research” the University of Cyprus’ rector Constantinos Christofides said, adding that times of economic crisis was exactly when research and innovation was necessary for growth. The Cy-Tera facility will be serving the research needs of the Cyprus Institute and a host of partners, including the University of Cyprus, Jordan’s Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), the University of Illinois’ national centre for supercomputing applications, the Julich Supercomputing Centre in Germany, among others.
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