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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
(57)(4) 2619500
EAFITCentrosApoloWhat is Apolo?

What is Apolo?

Supercomputing at the service of science

“Apolo has been a key resource for our researches. Besides the machine, the great difference, in comparison with other potential suppliers, is its human resource: They are true allies in your projects, train your personnel with huge patience and advise you with high levels of professionalism”

Juan Carlos Duque Cardona, PhD
Research group director in Spatial Economics

What we do?

Its main objective is to support research and industrial processes by making use of the computational cluster that allows to optimize the execution of programmes due to the parallel computing, which aims to reduce the estimated time for processes from months or years to weeks or even hours.

How do we do it?

The support for researches and industrial processes is given due to the use of High Performance Computing techniques, which reduce times on execution of simulations, and the presence of a human team qualified in the usage of these technologies.

Why Apolo?

Apollo was created by an initiative from Purdue University regarding the implementation of a scientific collaboration platform's mirror called Nanohub in Colombia in order to improve the efficacy of the platform at a continental level. In this way, and thanks to the strong relation between both Purdue and EAFIT in different scopes, the last has been chosen as the project’s headquarter. This caused 40 servers owned by Purdue to be transferred to this Colombian University in order to become the core of the Scientific Computing Center.

Why the name Apolo?

Apollo is a double-meaning word: It alludes to the Greek god of the sun, who is associated with the light of truth. This taking into account that he had the right answer for any question through the Oracle of Delphi. Nonetheless, this denomination is also related to the NASA’s mission – in the decade of 1960-, in which Neil Armstrong, graduated from Purdue University, participated (Apolo 11), turning himself into the first man who walked on the moon.

Where do we do it?

The Centro de Computación Científica Apolo is located in building 19th on the fourth floor, engineering building at EAFIT University (Medellín, Colombia).