The University of Luxembourg and LuxProvide sign a framework agreement on the MeluXina supercomputer

April 15, 2022 — The University of Luxembourg and LuxProvide, operator of the Luxembourg supercomputer MeluXina, have signed a framework agreement for cooperation through participation in joint research and innovation projects, education and training programs, as well as as shared access to infrastructure and expertise. This collaboration, in line with the government’s digital strategy, aims to strengthen research and innovation in Luxembourg, increase its notoriety and contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of the country. The framework agreement covers the period until 2025 and is renewable.

Under the framework agreement, the partners intend to implement joint research and innovation projects to be submitted to national and European funding agencies. The agreement also provides for joint access by the partners to their respective training and education activities. Both partners will grant access to equipment, physical and digital infrastructure, technical know-how and expertise. The framework agreement also covers the provision of high-level support team services.

High performance computing (HPC) is the ability to process data and perform complex calculations at high speed. It helps scientists, public institutions and companies to make predictions based on simulations and modeling of complex models (pure HPC), to perform analyzes of large amounts of data (High Performance Data Analytics, HPDA) or to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions aimed at solving complex problems.

“The University’s ambitious HPC strategy has equipped our engineers and researchers with unique skills in the areas of high-performance computing, high-performance analytics and artificial intelligence,” said Professor Pascal Bouvry, Head of Computing High Performance University. “With the MeluXina Framework Agreement, the University will drive positive societal impact and drive innovation through research, expertise and education.”

“LuxProvide aims to democratize the access of HPC manufacturing companies, including SMEs, to first-class citizens for the use of MeluXina,” said Roger Lampach, CEO of LuxProvide SA. “The partnership with the University will consolidate the opportunity to integrate new generations of users through the development of joint feasibility studies and proof of concepts. Customer needs collected by LuxProvide will help define new technologies such as quantum computing currently under research at the University.

Source: University of Luxembourg / LuxProvide SA

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