University of Luxembourg

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg (UL) is the first and only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, the UL is a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, close to European institutions, innovative companies and the financial place.

The UL implemented the first public HPC platform in Luxembourg in 2007. An expert team under the responsibility of Prof. Pascal Bouvry and Dr. Sebastien Varrette manages the HPC facility. Composed of several clusters of compute nodes, the UL HPC platform has kept growing over time thanks to the continuous efforts of the UL HPC Team (S. Varrette, V. Plugaru, S. Peter, H. Cartiaux and C. Parisot). Special focus was laid on the development of large computing power combined with huge data storage capacity to accelerate the research performed in intensive computing and large-scale data analytic (Big Data). This characteristic distinguishes the HPC centre at the university from many other HPC facilities, which often concentrate on only one of these two pillars. In all cases, from its current computing and storage capacities, the HPC centre of the University of Luxembourg remains one of the major actors in HPC and Big Data for the Greater Region Saar-Lor-Lux, serving over 450 active users.

From its reputation and national expertise in the HPC and Big Data domains, the University of Luxembourg, receiving the support from all public research centres in Luxembourg, was chosen by the ministry to represent the country within PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe). This implements a new step in the governmental priority aiming at accelerating the development of world-class HPC technologies in Luxembourg.

Click here to go to the official website of HPC @ platform, which assembles information about the computing clusters operated by the University of Luxembourg and the organization running them.

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