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European Fusion Computer to be built in Jülich

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A new supercomputer will help us to understand the complex physical effects taking place inside ITER. Supercomputing is indispensable, for instance, for understanding the turbulent processes which determine the extraction of energy from the plasma at the material surfaces of the first wall of the burn chamber. The new computer, known as HPC-FF (High Performance Computing — for Fusion), will deliver computing power of about 100 teraflop/s and is optimally suited for the fusion scientists' simulation programs. The job of building and operating the computer has been given to Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, through the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA).



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