The Julich Research Center in Germany put three new supercomputers into operation. Among them, the one that will become the most powerful supercomputer in Europe, with a computing capacity of one petaflob per second, or a billion billion calculations per second.
The new Jugene system surpasses the computing capacity of the most powerful system installed in this research center by five times and goes directly to the third position in the world table of the most powerful computing systems.
Jugene will make it possible to study the effects of climate change, developments in the field of genetics or other areas of science, improving the ability to predict phenomena. It was developed with the financial support of the German Government and occupies around 72 telephone-box-size cabinets.