Jülich to Get Jupiter Supercomputer

June 2022

Germany’s excellence as a research and scientific location has been further bolstered by the news that the country’s most prominent computer center in Jülich will receive Europe’s first Exascale supercomputer.

The computer will be called JUPITER (Joint Undertaking Pioneer for Innovative and Transformative Exascale Research) and will cost roughly EUR 500 million with money coming from the EU, national and regional German governments and private partners.

The computer will have the power of five million laptops and will run on green electricity. New cooling technology will allow the waste heat generated to be reused.

“This is a massive investment in Germany’s research infrastructure, through which we are seeking to expand our technological sovereignty,” said German Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger. “The supercomputer will help to solve complex scientific questions and enable the analysis of huge data volumes. This helps us, for instance, with the issues of climate change, tackling the pandemic, and developing artificial intelligence.”

Two further exascale computers are planned for coming years in the cities of Stuttgart and Munich.

© Forschungszentrum Jülich / Sascha Kreklau