Mohammed VI Polytechnic University launches its Data Center

The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) of Benguerir has inaugurated its new Data Center housing the most powerful “SuperComputer” in Africa (African Supercomputing Center).

“With this Data Center, a world-class installation, ensuring high security, maximum availability, high flexibility and optimal connectivity, the UM6P, faithful to its positioning of excellence on a national and continental scale, puts itself at the service of the national digital ecosystem in order to help guarantee the digital sovereignty of the Kingdom and develop new 100% Moroccan digital services ”, can we read on the press release of the UM6P.

The Data Center, located in the Green City of Benguerir, covers an area of ​​2000 m2, and aims to increase the capacity for scientific experimentation, and thus allow greater control of the massive data collected.

The inauguration ceremony of this Center was attended by the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Saaïd Amzazi, the Minister of Industry, Trade and the Green and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid El Alamy, the Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Driss Ouaouicha, and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Morocco, Simon Martin CMG.

This Data Center, certified Tier III and Tier IV by the Ultimate Institute, houses the African Supercomputing Center, an essential platform for analyzing huge amounts of data and solving extremely complex calculations.

The latter thus offers companies and public bodies an infrastructure to organize, process, store and store large amounts of data,

With the African Supercomputing Center, which has a capacity of 3 million billion operations per second, the horizons of scientific research and innovation for UM6P and for Morocco are widening.

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Thus, new major innovative modeling projects may emerge in fields as vast and varied as the genome of African plants to be protected, satellite data for better use and management of agricultural land, or even meteorological data for more efficient integration. renewable energies in electricity networks.

“Developed in partnership with the prestigious University of Cambridge, this” SuperComputer “ranks 98th among the most powerful supercomputers in the world and raises Morocco to 26th place in the world and 1st in Africa, in terms of computing power”, we specify.

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