Mexico Powers up “Fire Serpent” Xiuhcoatl Supercomputer

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Mexico’s Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) has powered up Xiuhcoatl, a the country’s most powerful supercomputer at 25 Teraflops. Joining a three-way grid knows as Lancad, the system will be used to research such areas as Alzheimer’s, the Earth’s climate, tsunamis, and the formation of stars.

According to Cinvestav chief Rene Asomoza, the Xiuhcoatl (fire serpent in Nahuatl) supercomputer has 3840 cores. As part of the Lancad project, it will generate physical infrastructure that will improve Mexico’s competitive position in the world. Read the Full Story.