It has been announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be collaborating with BASF the leading chemical producer in order to manufacture one of the largest supercomputers. This supercomputer will be created for research into industrial chemicals.
The computer will be based on the new super computer range the HPE Apollo 6000. The computer will push on the digitalization of BASFâs research worldwide and will hopefully reduce computer simulation and modelling times. This new supercomputer should be able to reduce waiting times for modelling and simulation from months to mere days.
This collaboration will help BASFâs chemical research which is undertaken in Ludwigshafen. The project is expected to go ahead later this year. The work carried out on the super computer will allow BASF to research even more areas
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For BASF, the supercomputer will lead to advancements when running virtual experiments. The computer will also lead to a reduced time to market and costs. This is because it will allow the company to simulate processes on catalyst surfaces with an increased amount of precision. On top of this, the process for designing new polymers that have predefined will be sped up.
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