Press Release: Joint Nordic Supercomputer in Iceland (110411)
The national High Performance Computing (HPC) research infrastructures of Denmark, Norway and Sweden have decided to place a joint supercomputer in Iceland. This is part of a pilot initiative to understand the organizational and technical challenges of joint procurement, administration and operation of computational infrastructure for science. One important aspect of the project is to explore the possibility to significantly improve the price-performance ratio of high-end compute power for researchers working with scientific calculation, simulation and modelling.
Comment from Juni Palmgren, Secretary general for Research Infrastructures at the Swedish Research Council:
"I think it's great that Nordic cooperation is manifested in this particular way. Scandinavia has a long tradition as a pioneer in e-infrastructure, exemplified by the Nordic data network NORDUnet which was founded 30 years ago and the Nordic DataGrid Facility NDGF created to jointly manage the data from experiments at CERN. The current pilot project in Iceland will hopefully lead to the researchers offered computing power cheaper, more efficient and more environmentally friendly and can pave the way for further future coordination and cooperation"
Read the press release below.