Europe’s first-ever exascale supercomputer will launch in Germany next year

By | December 20, 2022

JUPITER is set to become the first European supercomputer to make the leap into the exascale era. This means, it’ll be capable of performing more than an exaflop (or 1 quintillion) operations per second. In other words, the device’s computing power will surpass that of 5 million laptops or PCs combined.

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), which is being behind the project, has now signed a hosting agreement with the Julich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) in Germany, where JUPITER will be located.

Under the terms of the agreement, JUPITER (which stands for “Joint Undertaking Pioneer for Innovative and Transformative Exascale Research”) will be installed on the campus of the Forschungszentrum Jülich research institute in 2023. The machine will be operated by the JSC.

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This new supercomputer will be backed by a €500million budget, split equally between the EuroHPC JU and German federal and state sources.