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14th November 2013 – Ireland’s new supercomputer ‘Fionn’ is introduced at Dunsink Observatory

DIAS is delighted as a major supporter and co-founder of the Irish Centre for High-End Computing, to have hosted the announcement of the name of the new Irish supercomputer “Fionn” by Minister Sean Sherlock in Dunsink Observatory as part of Science Week 2013.

l-r: Dr  Dennis Jennings (ICHEC), Professor Luke Drury (DIAS), Professor James Slevin (ICHEC), Professor Jean-Christophe Desplat (ICHEC)


Oscar O’Donaghue pictured with Minister Sean Sherlock TD, Minister for Research and Innovation, introduces Fionn, a name chosen by Oscar in ICHEC’s ‘Name our Computer’ competition.  The name stems from Fionnachtana (Irish for discovery) and Fionn mac Cumhaill.

Photos by Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2013