Innovative Nordic Supercomputer in Iceland - press release and opening event

National High Performance Computing (HPC) organisations of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland have pooled resources and powered up an innovative joint supercomputer in Iceland. It is innovative not so much for its technology, but for its concept, placement and operations.

 

The computer is part of a pilot initiative aiming to test remote hosting, such that computing is brought to the energy source and not vice versa, as is the norm, thereby introducing substantial savings. Further aims are to understand the political, organizational and technical aspects of joint ownership, administration and operation of such expensive and strategic infrastructure. Due to growing power consumption, supercomputing costs are an increasing economic burden for researchers and their universities. Iceland is an attractive location, with powerful natural resources providing very low-cost electricity and cost-efficient cooling solutions. A conference will be held, April 16th at the Nordic house in Reykjavik, followed by an inauguration at Advania Thor Data center - Please find the complete press release here:

Press release English

Fréttatilkynning á íslensku

 

The full program is here: https://conference.hi.is/nhpc2012/

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