Several months after the presentation of the 2 exaFLOPS Aurora supercomputer, the European Union also shows interest in the development of artificial intelligence in the region with proprietary solutions, which can be used independently of research centers or without continuous collaborations with computing giants. In recent days, confirmation of the development of the primo supercomputer exaFLOP dell’UE leveraging ARM and NVIDIA architectures. What will it be used most for?
The European Union will also have its own exaFLOP supercomputer
First of all, for those who don’t know, a review is necessary definition of “exaFLOP”: this is the unit of measurement of the computing power of supercomputers, which expresses the number of floating point operations carried out in one second. The higher they are, the more accurate the simulations and analyzes carried out by the supercomputer. That is, the faster it will be to solve complex computational problems on hot topics such as climate change, the development of AI and the creation of renewable energy.
The named supercomputer JUPITER will enjoy a total budget of 273 million euros, and development will be managed by the EU together with technology companies Eviden and ParTec. Tools provided by ARM and NVIDIA will be used, and the beating heart will be SiPearl’s Rhea processor, which features a Neoverse V1 CPU stack for high-level performance. On the graphics side, however, there will be NVIDIA H100 cards.
With JUPITER the European Union wants to become a “independent” player in the global technology sector, conducting research in a completely self-sufficient manner. Together with JUPITER, another EU-operated exascale supercomputer will arrive by 2025, whose structure will be based in France.