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Virtual HPC Tour: A peek inside the HLRS Hawk supercomputer

AMD has launched a never-seen-before 360 virtual tour of the flagship supercomputer ‘Hawk’ at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) of the University of Stuttgart, Germany. The recently inaugurated Hawk system is among the fastest supercomputers worldwide and the fastest general-purpose system for scientific and industrial computing in Europe.

The Hawk system consists of 44 racks provided by over 5,600 compute nodes, summing up to over 720,000 compute cores of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors. It also packed with an Apollo System from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The supercomputer is designed to advance applications in energy, climate, mobility and health, with a peak performance of approximately 26 petaflops (26 quadrillion floating-point operations per second).


Germany targets AWS and Alibaba with new European cloud project

Germany has unveiled plans for a new cloud service to rival AWS and Alibaba Cloud. 

Economy Ministry minister Peter Altmaier announced the service at the Digital Summit in Dortmund today, but the announcement was overshadowed after he fell off stage and injured himself. The economics ministry said Altmaier is conscious and undergoing medical treatment.

The cloud service will be named Gaia-X in reference to the Greek goddess symbolising Earth and was developed with SAP SE, Deutsche Telekom AG and Deutsche Bank AG.


Germany shuts down dark web data centre running out of ex-NATO bunker

Data centre hosted sites selling drugs, weapons, fake documents, stolen data and illegal pornography German investigators said they have closed down a data centre in a former NATO bunker that was used to host sites dealing in drugs and other illegal activities. The bunker was acquired in 2013 and managed by a 59-year-old Dutch man… Read More


German chemicals giant Bayer victim of year long cyber attack

It can take one afternoon for hackers to compromise a business’ crown jewels. In April, German chemicals juggernaut Bayer revealed it fended off a year-long attack. Luckily for Bayer, no data was compromised in the sustained breach.


OpenStack broadening focus to ‘open infrastructure’

BERLIN – Open source cloud efforts are at full steam and on the lips of the tech community and media outlets around the world. Although garnering less mainstream attention in recent months, one of the first kids on the block – the OpenStack project – is still quietly getting on with business, pushing forward new… Read More