Formal launch of the prototype supercomputer
The prototype supercomputer that was set up as part of the project “Upgrading national research infrastructures –HPC RIVR” was launched in a ceremony held at the University of Maribor by symbolically pressing the button. The ceremony was attended by the the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Marjan Šarec, Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek and the State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport dr. Jernej Štromajer.
Signing the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking contrac
Signing the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking contract in Strasbourg between European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and eight cities where the first supercomputers will be located:
- Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
- CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland
- CINECA, Italy
- Sofiatech, Bulgaria
- IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, the Czech Republic
- Luxprovide, Luxemburg
- Minho Advanced Computing Centre, Portugal
- IZUM, Slovenia
On TED, the EU portal for public procurements, the Institute of Information Science published prior information notice for procurement “EUROHPC VEGA Supercomputer” – 2019/S 183-445016 on 18 September 2019.
Additional documents are available to interested economic operators: infrastructure description, RIVR1 floor plan pdf1, RIVR2 floor plan pdf2.
27.05.2019 – Replacement of IZUM transformer station for the needs of HPC RIVR
21.05.2019 – HPC RIVR supercomputing container delivered
Pursuant to the contract, the company NTR INŽENIRING d.o.o. has delivered and installed the HPC RIVR supercomputing container on 20 May 2019. The dedicated container, located in the immediate vicinity of the Technical Faculties of the University of Maribor, will house the prototype HPC.RIVR@UM aimed at developing and testing system and software solutions for the main hub or the primary HPC.RIVR@IZUM.