PRACE Boosts Bull’s CURIE Supercomputer to 2 Petaflops

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This week European PRACE Research Infrastructure announced that the 2 Petaflop CURIE supercomputer is now fully operational with 92,000 processor cores. An open house event will celebrate the deployment of the system, which will be completely opened to scientists on March 1st, 2012.

Thanks to CURIE, the European HPC capacity available through PRACE is now doubled. This capacity will help Europe lead the world in the quest for suitable solutions to societal challenges such as population ageing, climate change and energy efficiency”, said Nellie Kroes, Vice-president of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda.

Europe is definitely stepping up on the world stage for HPC. This week the European Commission announced plans to double its funding of high-performance computing. Read the Full Story.