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Intel has teamed up with the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre to establish a lab to develop the next generation of zettascale supercomputers based around the RISC-V instruction set architecture.

The $400m funding over the next ten years at the Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) will come from Intel and the Spanish Government through the PERTE Chip project as part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. The joint laboratory is expected to create 300 jobs and will be an innovation hub that will attract new international investment. It will also aid the creation of a robust system for the future of supercomputing in Europe.

The laboratory will be located in Campus Nord at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, where BSC-CNS’s facilities are also based.

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