On December 16th Dr. Fritz Schiesser, President of ETH Board, confirmed that the Swiss federal Parliament had passed the funding for the new CSCS building. This great news follows immediately on the decision by the Ticino cantonal Parliament to contribute 5 million CHF to the construction of the new compute center. As the city of Lugano had already granted construction rights for the land, the financial basis for this project is now complete. Construction work will begin in February 2010. One of the important corner stones for the successful implementation of the HPCN-Strategy is thus in place.
The rapid progress on the HPCN-Strategy has only been possible thanks to wide and strong support from funding institutions, local, cantonal and federal authorities and all members of the project team.
Before to start with the construction of the new building, the old bus depot of the city of Lugano has to be dismantled.