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Web Date: March 20, 2017

BASF takes to supercomputing

German firm turns to Hewlett Packard Enterprise to accelerate chemical research
Department: Business
Keywords: informatics, supercomputer, BASF, virtual experiment, digitalization

BASF has called on computing firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to develop one of the largest and fastest supercomputers for industry-oriented chemical research. To be installed at BASFs headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, later this year, the computer will drive the digitalization of R&D, the firm says.

The custom-designed supercomputer will have a processing speed of 1 petaflop, enabling it to undertake one quadrillion operations per second. It is based on HPE’s Apollo 6000 system, in . . .

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