LuxProvide and ICHEC Forge Strategic Partnership to Advance HPC in Europe

May 22, 2024

May 22, 2024 — LuxProvide, guardian of MeluXina, Luxembourg’s state-of-the-art supercomputer, and the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), a leader in innovative HPC solutions and services, have entered into a strategic partnership.

This alliance is aimed at bridging the transitional phase as ICHEC moves towards the decommissioning of its current platform and the establishment of a new, advanced HPC infrastructure with the support of the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU).

The Kay platform which supported the National HPC Service reached the end of its 5-year service life in late 2023 and an interim solution was required to bridge the gap until the CASPIr system can be deployed. LuxProvide was selected following a highly competitive EU open tender, specifying strict technical and operational criteria. LuxProvide, leveraging the computational power of MeluXina, was identified as the ideal partner to meet these criteria. Recognised for its exceptional standing within the EuroHPC JU framework and its extensive experience in high-performance computing, LuxProvide’s proposition stood out.

Jean-Christophe Desplat, Director of ICHEC, shared his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “This collaboration with LuxProvide, and the leveraging of MeluXina’s computational power represent a significant milestone for Irish research and innovation. Not only does it ensure continuity of service for the Irish National HPC Service but it also offers access to a state-of-the-art platform which provides both a potent stepping stone to EuroHPC (pre-) Exascale platforms and aligns with our strategy for accelerated and data-centric computing. Additionally, the potential for a mutually beneficial partnership between our two Centres is substantial, promising considerable benefits for researchers in both countries.”

Uniting for Innovation and Sustainability in High-Performance Computing

“We are excited to embark on this partnership with ICHEC,” said Arnaud Lambert, CEO of LuxProvide. “This collaboration is proof of our commitment to advancing HPC capabilities across Europe, utilising MeluXina to foster innovation and scientific discovery. Together, we aim to empower the research community, build innovation bridges between our two nations and solidify our leadership in the global scientific arena.”

As this strategic partnership unfolds, the synergies between LuxProvide’s MeluXina and ICHEC’s innovative approach are expected to drive significant advancements in HPC applications. This collaboration not only emphasizes the importance of HPC in fostering research, innovation and development across Europe but also sets a new standard for international cooperation in scientific computing.

About LuxProvide

LuxProvide offers a unique platform that combines data science and supercomputing resources delivering insights for better decision-making. The Company’s team of data scientists, AI engineers, Machine Learning architects, privacy and cybersecurity experts focuses on the needs of customers including research and business players, both large and small, in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. LuxProvide believes that the key to effective innovation is a design thinking and co-creation approach involving customers throughout the entire development process. By adding data-driven insights to their decisioning processes, LuxProvide’s customers endow themselves with a powerful and differentiating way of creating tangible value. LuxProvide is a 100% publicly owned company located in Luxembourg, a leading digital center in the heart of Europe. MeluXina, the cloud-enabled world-class supercomputer operated by LuxProvide, is a key element of Luxembourg’s data-driven innovation strategy.

About ICHEC

The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the University of Galway is Ireland’s national center for High-Performance Computing (HPC) providing e-infrastructure, services and expertise to academia, industry and the public sector supported by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Skills and the Higher Education Authority. Established in 2005, ICHEC is hosted by the University of Galway, and accommodated within the College of Science and Engineering and aligned to the University’s Strategy 2020-2025.


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