The equivalent of reading two billion books in just one second: that’s the level of performance which the CURIE supercomputer - designed by Bull for GENCI and now being made available for research purposes - is capable of.

Over the past two decades, supercomputers have become essential tools for researchers, helping them to model and simulate complex phenomena, in ever more detail, in a way that traditional experimentation could never achieve. The greater the performance and capacity of supercomputers, the more precise and realistic the computer models and simulations become.

CURIE - which is capable of up to two million billion operations a second (or 2 Petaflop/s) - consists of more than 92,000 processing cores, linked to a system that can store the equivalent of 7,600 years’ worth of MP3 files (15 Petabytes) at a speed of 250Gbit/s, 100,000 times faster than an ultra-high-speed ADSL connection.

With its balanced architecture - which is unique in Europe - combining high levels of processing power and the capacity to process huge amounts of data, CURIE opens up unprecedented new possibilities for academic and industrial research in Europe.

Read the joint press release GENCI/Bull