Portugal inaugurates first supercomputer

The Minho Advanced Computing Center at Portugal’s University of Minho has inaugurated the country’s first supercomputer. The system, called “BOB,” will enable “ten times the national computing capacity,” according to Portugal’s Foundation for Science and Technology, and will encourage scientific and business cooperation in data science and artificial intelligence. The new Computing Center was designed to power the supercomputer mostly with renewable energy. The system will provide services for research in bioinformatics, climate, maritime safety, fisheries, mobility in cities, and forest fire risk management, according to the Portuguese Ministry of Science. A system called “Deucalion” that will be capable of running 10 billion transactions a second is scheduled to join BOB by the end of next year.

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