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Argentina Will Have Its Own Supercomputer for Scientific Research

Argentina has put together a supercomputer to support the research activities of the country’s scientific community.

Built with the help of Chinese computing giant Lenovo and US chip maker Intel, the supercomputer will be installed in a data center owned by the country’s defense ministry.

With a processing power of 15.3 petaflops, the machine is one of the 100 most powerful supercomputers in the world, the government claimed.

Ideal for quantum computing, these supercomputers allow scientists to increase the speed and precision of their research. The country’s meteorological office also wants to use the system for precise weather forecasts.

The machine will be accessible to universities, large educational institutes and the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research.

The Argentinean government, reeling from rising inflation and drought in several parts of the country, reportedly paid more than US$2.2 million for the computer. Lenovo supplied the server while Intel provided the processors.

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Argentina already has a supercomputer known as Huayra Muyu, but its processing power is 40 times less than that of the one it has just assembled.

Supercomputers are used for a wide range of purposes, including drug development, bioinformatics, data science, artificial intelligence, and atmospheric analysis.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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