LUMI, using AMD EPYC and GPU accelerators, will become one of the 5 most powerful supercomputers in the world when completed.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a contract to build its LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure) supercomputer this week in Kajaani, Finland. The new supercomputer will be able to reach 0.55 ExaFLOPS of power.
LUMI will be powered by HPE’s Cray EX architecture, powered by AMD’s next-generation Zen 3 EPYC processors and Instinct accelerators.
This computer achieves 375 PetaFLOPS of performance, while its peak performance is 550 PetaFLOPS. The world’s most powerful Fugaku supercomputer can reach 513.8 PetaFLOPS peak performance as well as 415.5 PetaFLOPS performance.
LUMI will consume approximately 8.5 MW of power when powered by a hydroelectric power plant that can reach up to 200 MW. According to EuroHPC’s estimates, LUMI will be among the top 5 supercomputers in the world when fully operational towards the end of 2021. This gigantic system covers over 150 square meters, the size of a tennis court.
The total budget of the project, which will be jointly funded by the EuroHPC JU and LUMI Consortium, is over $ 165 million.