Czech Republic to Enter the Petascale Era with its Own National Supercomputing Center

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This week the Czech Republic announced plans to build out its own National Supercomputing Center with a total computing performance exceeding 1.2 Petaflops by 2015. As a member of the a member of the PRACE European HPC research infrastructure, the new center will be used to accelerate research in nanotechnology, biomedicine, drug development, engineering as well as for automotive industry and chemistry.

This new HPC installation marks the beginning of a new phase for Czech HPC community and creates exciting opportunities to develop cutting-edge technology that will create breakthrough innovations in science, education and software,” said Pawel Gepner, Intel’s EMEA HPC Platform Architect.

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