The price of electrical energy has been skyrocketing last year. As a result, the cheapest supplier of Czech Republic, Bohemia Energy has now bankrupted, forcing several institutions to transfer their contract to other, more expensive suppliers. Unfortunately, cost for electricity in future will be multiplied by a factor between 2 and 5, hence impacting the activities in High Power Computation for the whole Europe, at least.
IT4Innovation, the Czech national supercomputing facility located in Ostrava, has expressed difficulties through their website.
Meanwhile, our other computational center provided by PRACE DECI in Portugal got an incident due to electrical interruption that has damaged their facility. Hopefully the production could restart by the end of this week (internal information).
As a result, our high power computation activities are presently reduced until the end of January.