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March 20, 2013 - The new CSCS supercomputer named "Piz Daint" is the first and largest Cray XC30 system installed worldwide.
Septemebr 26, 2012 - The two-day User Day held from 20 – 21 September 2012 offered users an opportunity to exchange ideas intensively on their research and familiarise themselves with the new CSCS building.
Septemebr 25, 2012 - 25 research teams applied for computing time at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) during the time period October 2012 to September 2013. The peer reviewers found that multiple proposals were excellent in content.
September 3, 2012 - Visitors from Ticino, northern Switzerland and Italy showed great interest in both the computer centre infrastructure and the use scientists make of the supercomputers that are housed in the new CSCS facility.
Sabato scorso il CSCS ha aperto le sue porte al pubblico. I visitatori sono stati accolti con visite guidate all’edificio dedicato ai supercomputer, dal personale pronto a dare dettagliate informazioni su tutto ciò che riguarda il supercalcolo con poster, dimostrazioni pratiche e video e infine da scienziati che hanno spiegato perché i supercomputer sono importanti per la loro ricerca
Switzerland has a new building for its national supercomputing centre (CSCS) that will be inaugurated 31 August 2012 by Federal Councillor Alain Berset.
The construction of the new building was made possible thanks to the national supercomputing and networking strategy. High-performance-computing has become a key element in securing scientific competitiveness. Demand for compute power from scientists continues to grow. Today simulation is an established pillar of scientific method alongside theory and experiment.
March 12, 2012 - The staff at CSCS have moved to their new office at Lugano-Cornaredo. The new ultra-modern office building will provide ideal working conditions for this innovative team of people. The supercomputers will follow in April, where they will be installed in the new facility which is to house Switzerland's high-performance computers for the next 40 years.
November 3, 2011 - High-performance computing centres use a great deal of electricity. In order to run its new computer centre in Lugano-Cornaredo as energy-efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, CSCS is using the natural resource of Lake Lugano to cool its supercomputers and the new building.
October 7, 2011 - CSCS is on the cutting edge of supercomputing worldwide,” says Donald Beyer, Ambassador of the United States of America. The American ambassador in Switzerland pays the CSCS a visit. A technology and science enthusiast, the diplomat was suitably impressed.
September 30, 2011 - The CSCS User Day brought together around 60 users in Lucerne on 23 September. Exciting scientific lectures, lively two-minute personal poster presentations by scientists and discussions were the order of the day in Lucerne.
February 3, 2011 - ETH Zurich and Implenia Impresa Generale SA celebrate with the authorities the “Roofing Ceremony” for the new Swiss Supercomputing Centre in Lugano.
December 20, 2010 - The data center roof is assembled using the worldwide largest mobile crane.
May 20, 2010 - Ladina Gilly presents the New CSCS Building at the Energy Colloquia at ETH Zurich.