October 20, 2016 - by CSCS

The visitors were welcomed by CSCS Director Thomas Schulthess, after which Thomas Schulthess and Ticino’s former city councillor Fulvio Caccia provided a look back at 25 years of CSCS as well as a look ahead to the future. After the subsequent tour of the centre, the ceremony continued, accompanied by official speeches with lunch and refreshments in Fattoria Moncucchetto. Perhaps it was once the culinary benefits of the Ticino location compared to other parts of the country that swayed the decision to locate the National Supercomputing Centre in the most southerly Swiss canton. ETH President Lino Guzzella jokingly alluded to this in his speech. The lunch provided would certainly support this theory. The event was an all-round success, and the pictures speak for themselves: