26 Mar 2021
New petascale EuroHPC infrastructure starts operations in April
Vega, the new petascale EuroHPC infrastructure partly financed by the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking and hosted by the Institute of Information Science in Maribor, in Slovenia, will start ist operations in April 2021.
Named after a Slovenian mathematician Jurij Vega, the supercomputer will foster open science and enhance research and innovation in Europe. From April, it will provide leading edge HPC infrastructures and services to a wide range of users. Vega will support the development of leading scientific, public sector and industrial applications in many domains, specifically including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and high-performance data analytics.
On 10 March 2021, the EuroHPC world-class supercomputer Vega was officially delivered. A high-level digital event will be held on 20 April, to officially launch Vega, which will be the first new EU supercomputer procured jointly with EU funds.