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Sweden’s KTH to Install Cray Supercomputer

CrayToday Cray announced a $13 million contract for a next-generation Cray XC supercomputer at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

The Cray system will be one of the first petascale supercomputers in Sweden and Scandinavia, and will allow Swedish researchers and industrial collaborators to run complex simulations in areas such as climate modeling, fluid dynamics, neuroscience, plasma physics, materials science and molecular simulation. The Center’s next-generation Cray XC system will also be available to researchers across Sweden and Europe via the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) and as a Tier-1 resource in the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) project.

Ensuring our user community has the ability to apply highly-advanced supercomputing resources to support a wide array of computational research needs is a key focus for our organization,” said Prof. Dr. Erwin Laure, director of the PDC Center for High Performance Computing. “Our next-generation Cray XC supercomputer will be more than six times faster than our current flagship system, and will provide outstanding applications performance for scientific productivity.”

The Cray system is expected to be installed in 2014.

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