The European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is pooling European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology.
One of the pan-European pre-exascale supercomputers, LUMI, is located in CSC’s data center in Kajaani, Finland.
The supercomputer is hosted by the LUMI consortium. The LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure) consortium countries are Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland.
LUMI will be one of the world’s best known scientific instruments for the lifespan of 2021–2026.
At the time of installation, LUMI will be one of the world’s fastest computer systems, having theoretical computing power of more than 550 petaflops which means 550 quintillion calculations per second. LUMI’s performance will be sevenfold compared to one Europe’s fastest supercomputer today (Juwels, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany). LUMI will also be one of the world’s leading platforms for artificial intelligence.
LUMI is the fastest supercomputer in Europe and third fastest globally (the Top500 list published in November 2022). LUMI is also the seventh greenest supercomputer on the planet (the Green500 list published in November 2022).
LUMI has a sustained computing power of 375 petaflops (HPL, High-Performance Linpack) which equals a theoretical computing power of more than 550 petaflops which means 550 quintillion calculations per second. LUMI is also one of the world’s leading platforms for artificial intelligence.
|LUMI’s sustained computing power (HPL) is 375 petaflops which equals a theoretical computing power of more than 550 petaflops.|
|LUMI’s computing power is equivalent to the combined performance of 1.5 million of the latest laptop computers. These would form over 23-kilometer high tower.
|In total, LUMI has an astounding storage of 118 petabytes and an impressive aggregated I/O bandwidth of 2 terabytes per second.|
|LUMI is using 100% hydropowered energy. Up to 200MWs are available. The waste heat of LUMI is producing 20 percent of the district heat of the area.|
Used technologies: The supercomputer achieves its high performance with a large number of nodes with accelerators (GPUs). In addition, the system is complemented by a CPU only partition, IaaS cloud services, and a large object storage solution.
Source: LUMI Supercomputer