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The Italian Minister of Universities and Research at Cineca

8 May 2017

On May 8th Valeria Fedeli, the Ministrer of the italian Education Universities and Research Ministry, participated at the ceremony of the inauguration of the Cineca new building,  and of the MARCONI supercomputer, ranked at the 12th position in the Top500 list as of November 2016.

MARCONI, one of the PRACE Tier-0 systems available to Italian and European researchers since summer 2016, is "a great Italian prid and a model for Italy" sayd Minister Valeria Fedeli.

It is based on the LENOVO NeXtScale platform and the next generation of the Intel Xeon Phi product family. It will gradually be completed in about 12 months: the first partition (Marconi-A1) was completed on July 2016, the second partition (Marconi-A2) is into production from January, 2017, and the last partition (Marconi-A3) will be completed within the end of this year.

Further information, photos and videos of the eventare available in the Italian pages of Cineca's Website 

Inauguration of Marconi and new building