LU-CIX members discover MeluXina

LU-CIX ASBL, the Luxembourg Internet Exchange Point, was glad to propose to its members an exclusive visit of MeluXina, the Luxembourg’s high-performance computer, operated by LuxProvide.

April 11, 2023

LuxProvide has become a LU-CIX member in 2022 and wanted from the get-go to be an active member of the community. This visit allowed some LU-CIX members to learn more about the supercomputer MeluXina, which was inaugurated in June 2021. MeluXina is the perfect support for Luxembourg’s data-driven innovation strategy. It contributes to building a digital, sustainable and reliable economy by making high- performance computing accessible to businesses of all sizes. With MeluXina, Luxembourg has one of the most powerful high-performance computers in Europe. The supercomputer has a computing power of 18 petaflops, i.e. 18 million billion operations per second. To illustrate the size in numbers: 18,000,000,000,000,000. MeluXina has thus made it into the top 50 of the world ranking of the 500 most powerful high-performance computers.

On March 16th, a few LU-CIX members were able to discover the supercomputer during an exclusive visit and learn more about its operation.

« Having such an important actor of the IT place in Luxembourg with LU-CIX was a great news. And having them wanting to help LU-CIX in its mission, to federate the Luxembourgish community, was an even greater news. In order to maintain a sector competitive, we need involved key players and LuxProvide is definitely one of them”. We are honored that LuxProvide offered to the LU-CIX members the rare opportunity to visit MeluXina. It gave them a better chance to release how to make the most of the opportunities they have with a high-performance computer nearby.

“LU-CIX’s mission supporting access to high performance connectivity combines perfectly with Luxprovide’s ambition to be a driving force for digitalization in the country. The goal is allowing businesses of any size to unleash the potential of their data grasping opportunities that till yesterday they thought were not yet available for them.” Filipe Pais, Chief Customer Success Officer

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