Irish Minister Richard Bruton launches supercomputer naming competition for new ICHEC system


22 Feb 2018 Dublin - The Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton and ICHEC launched a competition in a bid to name Ireland's newest supercomputer which will be made available to all Irish researchers. The supercomputer will be installed in 2018. The system will provide Irish researchers with the supercomputing power to address some of the toughest challenges in science and society such as tackling climate change, improving health care and innovating Irish products through agriculture, engineering and manufacturing.

ICHEC is asking primary and secondary schoolchildren in Ireland to choose an appropriate name for the new supercomputer through a naming competition. The competition looks to shine a light on a shortlist of six pioneering Irish scientists and to educate young students about their lives and achievements. Students from a class are encouraged to vote for a candidate accompanied by a short essay, poster or video to support their choice.

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