The EU’s supercomputing initiative, the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), has awarded a procurement contract for Europe’s first exascale system, with installation as a result of launch in early 2024.
Identified as Jupiter (Joint Undertaking Pioneer for Innovative and Transformative Exascale Examine), the system was once introduced last twelve months followed by a name for soft in January of this twelve months.
EuroHPC JU acknowledged the procurement contract for Jupiter was once awarded to a consortium comprising of Eviden, the professional services aspect of French IT enormous Atos, and ParTec, a German supercomputing hardware firm.
The mission is anticipated to maintain a complete charge of €273 million ($287 million) covering the build, provide, installation, and maintenance of Jupiter, according to the EuroHPC.
On the opposite hand, Eviden build the total mission charge at €500 million ($526 million), saying that this is the figure for your complete mission, including the system manufacturing and its operational costs for 5 years.
Half of of the funding is coming from the EuroHPC JU itself, with the comfort from Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Examine and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the Express of North Rhine-Westphalia, the put the system will seemingly be hosted at the Forschungszentrum Jülich campus and operated by the Jülich Supercomputing Heart (JSC).
The hardware for Jupiter will seemingly be in line with Atos/Eviden’s BullSequana XH3000 enlighten liquid cooled architecture and would perhaps maybe almost definitely also fair use SiPearl’s Arm-essentially based Rhea processors paired with unspecified Nvidia GPUs. The system has furthermore been designed to assist the integration of future applied sciences reminiscent of quantum computing.
Eviden acknowledged the system will seemingly be quiet of two partitions: a extremely scalable GPU accelerated Booster Module, and a frequent-purpose Cluster Module in line with the SiPearl Rhea, the first European processor chip designed for excessive performance compute and acknowledged to maintain exceptionally excessive reminiscence bandwidth.
Extra detailed specifications are space to be disclosed at the SC23 convention in November, however Eviden claimed that Jupiter would maintain three instances the aptitude of Europe’s most up-to-date most extremely effective supercomputer, will take the dwelling of about 4 tennis courts and maintain over 260km of excessive-performance interconnects, allowing it to transfer over 2,000 terabits per 2d.
Jupiter will seemingly be broken-down to assist the pattern of excessive-precision models of complex systems, the EuroHPC acknowledged, reminiscent of excessive-determination simulations of the climate covering your complete Earth, creating digital twins of the human heart or brain for scientific functions and the inevitable training of distinguished language models in AI.
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EuroHPC JU executive director Anders Dam Jensen known as at the current time’s announcement a pivotal step forward in the endeavor to bring exascale computing to Europe.
“With the combined skills of our partners and the EuroHPC JU’s continued dedication to bolstering European computing energy, Jupiter will revolutionize the European HPC landscape and reinforce European excellence in HPC,” Jensen acknowledged.
Eviden’s international head of HPC, AI & Quantum, Emmanuel Le Roux, acknowledged that providing the first exascale supercomputer in Europe was once “a 2d of correct pleasure” for the firm.
“The European scientific neighborhood will now maintain the serve of a outstanding ‘made in Europe’ machine to model out scientific challenges and stimulate innovation,” he added.
Eviden (initially known as Evidian) is a subsidiary formed from the digital, safety and nice records business operations of Atos Community, following a two-intention split of the firm introduced last twelve months. EP Equity Investment, escape by Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský, was once acknowledged to be looking to buy the remainder of Atos for an estimated €2 billion ($2.1 billion). ®