To calculate complex problems with advanced scalability and energy efficiency
IBM has entered into a contract with the Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling (ICM) of University of Warsaw, to enhance computational operations.
ICM will use IBM Blue Gene/P system, a supercomputer technology that enables researchers to calculate a wide range of complex problems with advanced scalability and energy efficiency.
Under the contract, IBM will manage the integration and deliver maintenance services for ICM’s supercomputer.
The supercomputer will be used in scientific research carried out under a national programme called Calculation of the Great Challenges of Science and Technology or ‘POWIEW’.
The system will take on computationally intensive scientific problems described as ‘major challenges’ in areas such as meteorology, cosmology, materials sciences and neuroinformatics.
IBM Poland sales management advisor Krzysztof Bulaszewski said the company’s smarter systems are used in major worldwide research projects. ICM’s selection of IBM supercomputing technology will enable the centre to significantly contribute to the development and success of Polish research projects.
The Blue Gene/P is expected to facilitate collaboration between ICM Polish scientists, IBM developers and the Forschungszentrum Julich in Germany, which installed a Blue Gene/P in 2007.