National supercomputing in Denmark

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  • Author: Andersen, L. K.

    Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation, Denmark

  • Author: Thage, B. V.

    Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation, Denmark

  • Author: Andersen, B.

    Royal Danish Library Aarhus, Denmark

  • Author: Løngreen, P.

    IT Service, Administration, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Nielsen, K. G.

    University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  • Author: Pedersen, S.

    Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation, Denmark

  • Author: Syed, A.

    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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National supercomputing was for the first time introduced in Denmark in 2014. Three national supercomputers were jointly funded by the Danish Government, Ministry of Higher Education & Science, the larger universities in Denmark and the Royal Danish Library. National compute facilities were to fill the gap of computing resources between local university resources, Nordic, European and Internationally. However, more importantly the goal was to give all researchers in Denmark equal access to computing resources in order to meet and qualify within the foreseeable future of Big Data. Three years have passed and the amount of national HPC users is steadily increasing every day. Workflows across university borders have been established, national payment models are in place and eScience expert hubs and centers are forming and adjusting to local needs and resources available. All in all, eScience is forming its landscape in Denmark. This paper illustrates the journey Denmark has been through in establishing and integrating national supercomputing into its research culture. Previously, such significant compute resources were strong competitive research parameters. They are now national collaborative facilities opening up for newcomers to HPC, increasing interdisciplinary research, transferring of HPC expertise between scientific disciplines etc. Furthermore, this paper addresses the challenges and successes in reaching this cornerstone for Denmark and in addition identifies the impact of national supercomputing on science in Denmark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 41st International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO)
Number of pages10
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2018
Pages179-188
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-233-095-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event41st International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics - Opatija, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201825 May 2018

Conference

Conference41st International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics
CountryCroatia
CityOpatija
Period21/05/201825/05/2018
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI

    Research areas

  • Supercomputing, HPC, Denmark, eScience, Research impact, Abacus 2.0, Computerome, Cultural heritage cluster, DeiC, National collaboration

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