Opening national supercomputer Snellius by Queen Máxima

The new national supercomputer Snellius offers Dutch science almost 10 times more computing power than its predecessor Cartesius. This makes it the most powerful high-performance computing system in the country. On 16 september, the new system will be officially put into operation by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. 

Something big is growing inside
16 Sep 2021
9.45 uur


9.45  Walk-in


  • Climate scientist Henk Dijkstra (UU) on the possibilities that supercomputing offers his research
  • Demissionary minister Ingrid van Engelshoven, OCW
  • Marcel Levi, NWO
  • Rick Koopman, Lenovo
  • Jet de Ranitz and Walter Lioen, SURF
  • Official inauguration of Snellius by Queen Máxima
12.30  End of plenary programme

The programme is in Dutch.

Livestream and virtual tour

Only a limited number of people can attend the opening live, but you can register for the livestream.

After the livestream you can take a virtual tour to Snellius.