July 4, 2011

Austria Debuts on TOP500 with Water-Cooled Super

For the first time, an Austrian supercomputer has made the TOP500 list. Developed by MEGWARE, the VSC-2 system has been deployed in Vienna with 135.6 teraflops of performance, coming in at #56 on the list fo the world’s fastest systems.

“With the beginning of the second expansion stage, Vienna as a location for science is now equipped with a powerful research turbo which creates new resources for computer simulations that gain increasing importance in many fields of science and research” emphasizes Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle, Minister for Science and Research of the Republic of Austria within the framework of the opening ceremony. „Together with the German manufacturer MEGWARE, we have created a future-oriented infrastructure for the promotion of research.”

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