Northvolt to Be the First Industrial Actor to Access a EuroHPC System

Facilitating and enhancing access of industrial actors to large-scale, high-performance computational resources is one of the pillars of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking and EuroCC National Competence Centres are key in developing awareness for these resources in the industrial sector. 

We are happy to announce that Northvolt, a world leader in the field of battery production and development, has been awarded development access to the VEGA petascale supercomputer hosted at The Institute of Information Science (IZUM) in Maribor, Slovenia. 

This is a first in many ways: VEGA is the first EuroHPC JU system to come online and Northvolt will be the first European industrial actor to access a EuroHPC JU system. 

The nearly 2 million core hours awarded will be used to perform larger and more realistic simulations of the electrochemistry relevant for battery development. 

In partnership with ENCCS, the Swedish National Competence Center, Northvolt will investigate the use of classical and reactive molecular dynamics and quantum chemical simulations to devise bottom-up design strategies for improved batteries. This is an area of intense research, with high societal impact: electric mobility has the potential to significantly reduce CO2 emissions of the road transportation sector, which currently accounts for about one-fifth of total CO2 emissions in Europe.

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