The procurement contract for a new EuroHPC petascale supercomputer has been signed by the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) , the hosting entity, and Fujitsu, the selected vendor.
The new HPC system, to be located in Portugal, will be called “Deucalion”. It will be a petascale supercomputer, capable of peak performance of 10 Petaflops or 10 million billion calculation per second. The machine will use ARM-based technology – the Fujitsu A64FX CPU currently used by Fugaku, the fastest supercomputer in the world at the moment.
Deucalion will be installed in the recently created Minho Advanced Computing Centre (MACC) of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) which is one of the four operational advanced computing centres in Portugal coordinated by FCT. Deucalion will provide a unique and innovative context to demonstrate green computing principles in Europe and worldwide by leveraging a fully sustainable infrastructure, co-funded by national science funds, European structural funds allocated to the North of Portugal and the Portuguese Fund to Support Innovation and the Energy Efficiency Fund (the latter within the remit of the Ministry for the Environment and Climate Action).