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Hungary inaugurates HUF 4.7 billion supercomputer

A 4.7 billion forint (EUR 11.9m) supercomputer was inaugurated at the centre of the Government IT Development Agency (KIFU) on the campus of the University of Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, on Friday.

The supercomputer, dubbed Komondor, after the robust Hungarian sheepdog breed, has a computing capacity of 5 petaFLOPS.

Around three-fourths of the computer’s capacity will be made available to researchers around the country, while up to a quarter of capacity will be available to businesses, KIFU chairman Endre Spaller said.

The computer could be used for tasks in climate research, telecommunications, public transport, energy, health care, material sciences or the automotive industry, he added.

The Komondor can be expanded, Spaller said.

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