Cosmopolitan University in Abuja says it is set to adopt a supercomputer cluster to process satellite data for agricultural purposes.


Carl Adams, the vice-chancellor, says the cluster is being used to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) for bolstering agriculture practices.

He was speaking in Abuja on Saturday at the first matriculation ceremony of the institution which saw the admission of 54 students.

Adams said the process will create applications that require huge data storage and processing capabilities.


He said the university is designing its facilities to be zero-impact and carbon-neutral because supercomputers consume high energy and produce heat.

He said the facilities will use innovations from solar panels, heat exchange systems, and thermo-electric generation.

Adams said Cosmopolitan University intends to provide summer schools to students at other universities in Nigeria and across the globe to give them access to its satellite data cube, AI resources, and supercomputer cluster.


He said the university will open its performance computing resources to other universities in Nigeria, businesses, and government organisations.

The vice-chancellor said the institution will collaborate with the Nigerian satellite industry by providing them with extra resources and capability to make it a community resource.

The federal government licensed Cosmopolitan University to begin operations in May 2023.

The institution got a nod from the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run programmes in 16 courses across three faculties.


Adams said the university plans to kick-start its law courses in September 2024 by setting up a Faculty of Law.

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