Meluxina will join the European EuroHPC network of supercomputers. Photo: Shutterstock
Luxembourg’s petascale supercomputer, planned to open in Bissen before the end of 2020, was presented to the public on Friday.
Industry and startups will be able to access Meluxina, as the computer has been dubbed, at the offices of LuxConnect in Bissen, where project will eventually generate up to 50 jobs. The Luxembourg supercomputer is one of eight to join the European network of supercomputers.
According to a government statement published on Friday, it will have a computing power of 10 petaflops/second, which corresponds to 10,000,000,000,000,000 computing operations per second.
Meluxina will be dedicated to applications in research, personalised medicine and eHealth projects, as well as the needs of companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups.
Speaking on Friday 14 June, economy minister Étienne Schneider said: “In line with our data-based innovation strategy, which aims to develop a sustainable and reliable digital economy, the Luxembourg supercomputer Meluxina will support the digital transition of the economy and offer companies new opportunities to innovate and remain competitive in an increasingly digital world. The establishment of a supercomputer in Luxembourg is also one of the priority measures of the Rifkin strategy of the third industrial revolution, which places the digitisation and use of data at the heart of economic and social development.”
The supercomputer will be powered exclusively by green energy from Kiowatt, a cogeneration plant powered by waste wood.