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Mythical inventor influenced the name of the new Greek supercomputer

[Digital Governance Ministry]

Greece plans to acquire the largest supercomputer in history, named after a Daedalus mythical figure. It was set up by Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance, Thodoros Skylakakis, Deputy Minister of Finance, Andreas Budubis, President of the National Technical University of Athens, and Stephanos Koreas of GRNET, who visited the Labrio Institute of Technology and Culture on Friday and signed a memorandum of cooperation.

The long-term contract was signed by the Ministry of Digital Governance and NTUA, and the second contract was signed by GRNET and Technology Park. Pieracakis said the country is in transition, described as a “major qualitative change.” It was chosen not only to address the systematic shortcomings of the past, but also to acquire a much more powerful and unique supercomputer, along with other EU countries. More than anything it had before.

Daedalus will go live in 2024 and will be developed and operated by GRNET to replace the existing supercomputer ARIS. It is 60 times more powerful and is one of the world’s top 500 systems in terms of performance and energy efficiency (Green500).



https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1188191/mythical-inventor-inspires-name-of-greeces-new-supercomputer/ Mythical inventor influenced the name of the new Greek supercomputer

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