In the course of January 2022, researchers, students and teaching staff will be able to make use of the computing power of the Delft High-Performance Computing Centre (DHPC) for resolving and modelling complex social problems. View the video for a glimpse behind the scenes and to discover the name of this supercomputer.

Research, teaching and innovation

High Performance Computing (HPC) is a ubiquitous technology that significantly contributes to the excellence of research, teaching and innovation at TU Delft. Being able to use simulations for research, instead of complex or time-consuming experiments, is just one benefit. Combining and analysing various data sources can also provide new insights. HPC is therefore a highly powerful tool in a range of fields, such as material science, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics, design optimisation, big data mining and artificial intelligence (AI).


A supercomputer is made up of a large number of powerful processors that can be used together to achieve computing capacity far exceeding that of a standard computer. With a speed of 2 petaflops (one million times a billion calculations per second), the Delft supercomputer ranks approximately 250th in the world’s 500 fastest computers.