Ireland has been chosen to lead an EU consortium looking at the future of supercomputing across Europe. The consortium will form a centre of excellence to help bring this advanced technology into wider use.
Supercomputers are the most powerful computers available. They are regularly used to make weather predictions and to model the effects of climate change.
The EU announced recently that it would invest €140 million from its Horizon 2020 science programme to develop the next generation of supercomputing technologies.
The consortium, involving 16 other institutional and 12 industrial partners from around Europe, will be chaired by Prof Luke Drury of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
Source: Irish Times