HPE has introduced that it has been awarded a $160m contract to construct one of many world’s quickest supercomputers in Finland.
The brand new supercomputer, named LUMI, will probably be funded by the European Excessive Efficiency Computing Joint Enterprise (EuroHPC JU) and will probably be used to help European researchers in addition to personal and public organizations to advance R&D and drive innovation in various areas together with healthcare, climate forecasting and AI.
LUMI may even be a “pre-exascale” system with a theoretical peak efficiency of over 550 petaflops which HPE factors out is equal to the efficiency of 1.5m laptops mixed.
SVP and common supervisor of HPC and Mission Important Options at HPE Peter Ungaro supplied additional particulars in a press release on how the corporate will work with EuroHPC JU and its companions to construct LUMI, saying:
“We’re honored to be chosen for LUMI and leverage our exascale period applied sciences to construct one of many quickest supercomputers on the planet. We’re dedicated to supporting the European Excessive Efficiency Computing Joint Enterprise (EuroHPC JU) to grab alternatives in next-generation supercomputing to bolster analysis in science, advance innovation and unlock financial progress. We’re excited to collaborate with the EuroHPC JU, and thru our partnership with AMD, leverage our distinctive capabilities in compute, excessive efficiency networking, storage and software program to assist enhance the best way individuals stay and work.”
LUMI will probably be powered by HPE Cray EX supercomputers that function next-generation AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Intuition GPUs to ship unprecedented efficiency and focused deep studying capabilities.
The supercomputer will probably be hosted within the CSC – IT Middle for Science situated in Kajaani, Finland and will probably be shared by ten European international locations together with Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland as a part of the newly shaped LUMI consortium.
On the identical time by means of its collaboration with EuroHPC JU, HPE will increase tremendous computing sources in an effort to speed up the European roadmap to attain exascale computing which would be the subsequent large leap that can ship 5 to 10 instances quicker efficiency than right now’s methods.
Government director of EuroHPC JU Anders Dam Jensen defined that LUMI will probably be out there in mid-2021, saying:
“As soon as operational in mid-2021, the LUMI supercomputer will probably be one of the crucial aggressive and inexperienced supercomputers on the earth! Such leadership-class system will help European researchers, business and public sector, in higher understanding and responding to advanced challenges and remodeling them into innovation alternatives in sectors like well being, climate forecasting or city and rural planning.”