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MareNostrum giant boost for supercomputing power in Europe

22 December 2023, 01:01 CET
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MareNostrum giant boost for supercomputing power in Europe

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(BARCELONA) - European supercomputer MareNostrum 5, ranked one of the 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world, was inaugurated Thursday, and will be accessible to European scientific users from March 2024.

Currently ranked as one of the 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world, MareNostrum 5, hosted at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, has a peak performance of 314 Petaflops, or 314 million billion calculations per second.

The supercomputer is also the greenest supercomputer in Europe, highly energy efficient and fully powered with sustainable energy. The heat it generates will be used to heat the building where it is located.

MareNostrum 5, one of the most innovative supercomputing systems in the world, is designed to solve complex scientific problems, for example, helping European medical research by supporting drug and vaccine development and carrying out virus spread simulations. It can also be used for traditional supercomputing applications such as in climate research, engineering, materials science and Earth sciences.

The supercomputer will enhance other European initiatives such as the European Virtual Human Twin, also launched by the EU Commission today. This initiative will help scientists better understand the human organism and lead to improved healthcare and personalised medicine.

MareNostrum 5 is also designed to be used by artificial intelligence (AI) developers, hgelping to meet the needs of emerging AI platforms and boost performance of European large AI language models.

MareNostrum 5 will be available to European AI start-ups to train their models. This should help accelerate the deployment of European technologies and ethical AI-based algorithms.

Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

European Virtual Human Twin,

European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking

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