Lenovo has inked an agreement with Spain's Barcelona Supercomputing Center for research and development work in various areas of supercomputer technology.
The move will see Lenovo invest $7 million over three years into priority sectors in high-performance computing (HPC) for Spain and the EU.
The agreement was signed this week at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-National Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS), and will see Lenovo and the BSC-CNS try to advance the use of supercomputers in precision medicine, the design and development of open-source European chips, and developing more sustainable supercomputers and datacenters.
BSC-CNS director Mateo Valero said: "This research collaboration will generate significant returns for the region, not only human and scientific, but also technological and economic."
Signing on behalf of Lenovo was Kirk Skaugen, EVP and President of Lenovo's Infrastructure Solutions Group. Skaugen was previously at Intel, where he headed up its Datacenter and Connected Systems Group, and later the Client Computing Group.