CERN Accelerating science

Modular Supercomputer enters next round

Date published: 
3 Jul 2017

For smartphones and laptops, it has long been more than simply computing power that counts: cameras, network interfaces, and GPS are just as important. A similar trend can be seen in the field of high-performance computing (HPC). In addition to compute-intensive simulations – the traditional tasks undertaken in scientific computing centres – new applications such as big data analytics and sophisticated visualizations are gaining importance – but current supercomputer architectures cannot handle these tasks efficiently.