Pursuing its mission to serve as an adequate platform for advancing science and technology in Egypt, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has upgraded its supercomputing facility to the new High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster,“BA-HPC-C2". The new BA-HPC-C2 cluster—also known as supercomputer—has a peak performance of 88.14 TFLOPS, which is almost 10 folds the performance of its predecessor, in addition to featuring enhanced fault tolerance as well as being up to the latest technologies.

The new cluster shall continue the mission of the BA's supercomputing facility, which was deployed at the BA premises since 2009, to support research efforts at numerous Egyptian universities and research institutes. In addition, the new cluster provides computational resources to host numerous regional projects allocated through the European-funded VI-SEEM project, in which the BA serves as a partner.

Supercomputing has become an indispensable tool that empowers researchers in carrying out scientific research with the ability to perform tremendous amounts of calculations in much less time, relative to the possible in traditional computing environments. Scientific applications of supercomputing include bioinformatics, drug design, nanotechnology, materials science, image processing, data mining, oil and groundwater exploration, climatology, astrophysics and many more.

Furthermore, users can apply online for access to the BA's supercomputing facility through the online portal.

For more information on supercomputing at the BA, visit hpc.bibalex.org.