New Irish Supercomputer Could Be Named After Ellen

A competition to name Ireland’s new national supercomputer has been launched and Ellen Hutchins is one of six names in the hat.  ‘The competition looks to shine a light on a shortlist of six pioneering Irish scientists and to educate young students about their lives and achievements’, says the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) which is running the competition launched this week by Minister Richard Bruton, Minister for Education & Skills.  School students are being encouraged to vote for a candidate accompanied by a short essay, poster or video to support their choice.

See above for launch of the schools website.

To enter the competition, visit

The deadline for entries is 12:00pm Friday 20th April.

Photo Credits: ICHEC