What is a supercomputer?

A supercomputer is a computer with a high level of computing performance, able to perform billions of calculations per second.

Supercomputers allow scientific researchers and engineers to solve large, advanced, complex computational problems which are too big for a single machine to compute.

For example, supercomputers are used to: provide weather forecasts; to help create new medicines; to help design new materials and ways of generating environmentally friendly forms of energy. 

For the Danish public we have made the following video, comic and coloring sheet. Download them here.

Want to learn more? Come and visit us.

DeiC National HPC Centre, SDU allows to visit the ABACUS 2.0 supercomputer housed at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. All visits will be led by personnel from the Center and will include a guided visit to the computer.

The visit lasts approximately 30-45 minutes and consists of a video presentation of the supercomputer and research applications of High-Perfomance Computing, a presentation by personnel from the Centre, followed by a tour of the facilties. 

Guided visits can be conducted on working days from 9:00 to 15:00hs. DeiC National HPC Centre, SDU will not make visits on weekends and public holidays.

Visits are limited to 12 persons per group.

For any additional information, feedback or suggestions please email to escience@sdu.dk