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Supercomputer up and running

The fastest supercomputer in Germany has been inaugurated at the Jülich research centre as part of a €145-million programme to boost IT capacity for science.

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Intended as the first building block of a modular supercomputing system, Juwels consists of a variety of modules that can be combined for different uses and expanded any time. This means that it does not always have to use all its capacity and can thus save energy by only deploying the resources necessary for the task at hand.

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