This new system will provide cutting-edge computational capabilities for areas like climate modelling, fluid dynamics, plasma physics, materials science and molecular simulation. The funding is being provided by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), along with co-funding from KTH and contributions from industry. The supercomputer will replace the current PDC flagship, Lindgren, and will be one of the most powerful systems in the Nordic countries. It will be over four times faster than Lindgren, which means that we will reach a level of petaflop performance (1015floating point operations per second) for the first time in Swedish academia.
More information can be found at the PDC news and there is an article about the investment on b2bnyheter.se