Cray Supercomputer

Writing the 13 February, 2001 – 14:00 | storm | 1.793 readings

Presented the supercomputer Clementine 2. And for those who think that only the great powers have supercomputers in this note we show that there may be one around the corner.

Supercomputers are a tool of significant support for the science, due to its high ability to perform simulation models and complex calculations. In the region, only Brazil has a machine of this type, which in developed countries is very used by the research centres.

With CLEMENTINE 2 sits in addition, a basis for the development of Internet 2 in Argentina, one of high-speed track for scientists and academics

The Vice-president of the Nation, Carlos Alvarez, and the Secretary for Technology, Science and Productive Innovation, Dante Caputo, presented in Centro Cultural General San Martín the supercomputer CLEMENTINE 2.

This tool, of intensive use in the developed countries, will allow scientists and technologists to Argentina to have a vital resource to the research that face needs computations of high complexity and precision.

On the other hand, a significant percentage of scientific investigations and technological developments require the use of a tool of high performance able to execute processing in parallel. The parallelism is, precisely, the distinguishing feature of the supercomputer, as defined by the professionals who worked on the design of CLEMENTINE 2.

The supercomputer will also facilitate the approach of new problems or of greater complexity and will facilitate the development of technology: in the medium term, its application will help to improve the competitiveness of scientific-technological of Argentina, especially in the Mercosur. In the region, there is only one supercomputer in Brazil, so a center that offers advanced technology will have an influence not only in Argentina but in other countries of the continent.

Have a computer centre of these features facilitates the numerical process and allows the simulation of problems of scientific, industrial, environmental, or social in complex models, difficult of approach from the conventional mechanisms.

For the scientific community of argentina, which until now has not had an easy access to this type of tools, to have CLEMENTINE 2 will have consequences in the long reach, whether for the eventual change of approach in the methodologies of research or addressing new issues.

TO REQUEST THE USE OF THE SUPERCOMPUTER MAY BE REQUIRED TO A SHIFT TO THE CENTER OF SUPERCOMPUTACION OF THE SECRETARY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY : link here in the section “Resource Request”.

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