ETH Board decided on July 8, 2011 to continue to adhere to its strategic plan for 2012-2016 and to support the High-Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) strategy together with other large-scale projects.
Additional resources demanded for the implementation of the strategic plan
As to the large-scale projects, the ETH Board intends to implement the projects stipulated in its strategic plan for 2013-2016, provided that it receives adequate funds for that period. This includes High-Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) at the ETH Zurich, the X-ray free electron laser Swiss-FEL at the PSI and the neuroinformatics project Blue Brain at the EPFL.
In particular, the ETH Board resolved to continue the national HPCN strategy with the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) at the ETH Zurich in the Ticino for the years 2012-2016. The focus will be on further investments in a high-performance computer as a flagship machine and the clear establishment of the CSCS as a user laboratory for the education and research landscape and its most demanding projects.