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Norway orders AI-boosting supercomputer

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Government hopes new multimillion-euro computer will facilitate high-tech research

The Norwegian government has purchased a new supercomputer in a deal worth almost €20 million, in the hope of boosting the country’s artificial intelligence research.

The HPE Cray EX Supercomputer was ordered from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Norway on 13 June and is set to be the most powerful computer in Norwegian history when it comes online in the summer of 2025. The ministry of education and research has said the computer will be made available for any researchers who need high-power computing to complete their work.

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