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Super Data Center at University of Iceland

An experimental super data center will be operated in Iceland in the next three years—an agreement to that regard was signed at the University of Iceland last week. The university was among three Nordic universities to apply to host the data center and won the bid.

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Inside the University of Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Three institutions in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, each of which have run super data centers separately in their respective countries, decided to establish a joint data center in Iceland. Super computers have the multifold calculation capacity compared to regular computers and can tackle many calculation projects at the same time, ruv.is reports.

The combined investment involved in the project amounts to ISK 200 million (USD 1.8 million, EUR 1.2 million). Universities and research institutions will use the super data center jointly.

A press release from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture states that the participation of Iceland in the project includes increased opportunities for scientific research, innovation and the marketing of Iceland as an ideal location for energy-demanding data centers and computer processing.

Click here to read more about Icelandic data centers.

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