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Umea University launches green Windows-based supercomputing on an IBM BladeCenter cluster

Collaboration is a hallmark of research and education, especially at Umea University, where a unique collaborative effort has led to the development and implementation of Akka, the fastest Windows-based system in Europe.

Collaboration is a hallmark of research and education, especially at Umea University, where a unique collaborative effort has led to the development and implementation of Akka, the fastest Windows-based system in Europe.

Built by IBM, Akka belongs to the High-Performance Computing Center North, or HPC2N, a national center for scientific and parallel computing located at the university. Partners of HPC2N include several universities and research institutes in northern Sweden who have joined forces to promote the use of high-performance computing (HPC) in industry and academia.

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