The supercomputer Abisko inaugurated
juni 5th, 2012
Last Thursday the High Performance Computing Centre North, HPC2N inaugurated its new supercomputer Abisko on a conference at Umeå University.
The supercomputer Abisko is a massively parallel computer systems that can perform over 158 trillion calculations per second. Abisko is composed of 15 264 processor cores and 44 terabytes of RAM. The system is built with 318 powerful nodes that are connected in a very fast network. Each node is itself a parallel computer with 48 processing cores.
Using Abisko researchers can solve problems that require large computing power and make applications that require a lot of memory. The supercomputer has already been activated and is mainly used for calculations and computer simulations, particularly in materials research, space research and the biosciences.
Abisko is also used in the teaching of computer science and in many engineering applications, and is a large asset in collaboration with both industry and society.
For more information, please contact:
Bo Kågström, Director and Professor
Tel: +46 90 786 76 66