Spain Commits 100 Million Euros to New Machine

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Spain’s Science Minister, today, confirmed that the country will spend upwards of 100 million Euros on a new supercomputing project.  The new machine, destined for the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, will begin its life 2012.

Spain will be the third country which will begin to work with Prace, the National Supercomputing Centre (BSC-CNS). Germany (Jülich) will be the first country to implement its supercomputer, expected in the coming months, followed by France (Gif-sur-Yvette), Spain and, finally, Italy (Bologna).

That’s one heck of a price tag.  No word yet on the specific vendor contributors to the project.  Rest assured that sales teams from around the world are licking their chops.

For more info, read the full release here.