Irish government invests €4m in new supercomputer

The Irish government has announced €4 million in funding for a new national supercomputer. The announcement comes as part of a €13m package of Exchequer funding being given to the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), the State’s centre for high performance computing.

ICHEC currently has two supercomputers, Stokes and Stoney, hosted in the National University of Ireland Galway and University College Dublin. The UCD machine, which is the most powerful publicly accessible computer in the country, is nearing the end of its life and the new computer will fill the gap left behind after its decommissioning.

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