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EuroHPC supercomputer systems

null Italy - Leonardo

System Name
Leonardo
Type Of System
pre-exascale
Last Update
2020-10-16
Description
The Leonardo Consortium with Slovenia, led by Cineca, and composed of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and by the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA), with the support of the Emilia-Romagna Region. Cineca's Leonardo supercomputer will be based on the Atos BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer. With an aggregate HPL performance of 248 Petaflop/s, it will be an order of magnitude more powerful than the current best performing supercomputer in Europe and with a storage capacity of over 100 petabytes. Designed, developed, manufactured and tested in Europe, the Atos supercomputer will provide Italian and EuroHPC researchers with a modern infrastructure that offers maximum performance for computing, data processing, High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the development of Machine Learning models, enabling them to overcome the limitations of traditional simulations and explore new applications, accelerating transformation and innovation. Leonardo will be built from Atos' BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer nodes, each with four NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs and a single Intel CPU. It will also use NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity, with smart in-network computing acceleration engines that enable extremely low latency and high data throughput to provide the highest AI and HPC application performance and scalability. Leonardo will feature nearly 14.000 NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs. It will deliver 10 Exaflop/s of FP16 AI performance. NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs can accelerate over 1800 applications such as Quantum Espresso for material science, SPECFEM3D for geoscience and MILC for quantum physics by up to 70x, making previous big challenge simulations almost real-time tasks. Third Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Ice Lake) are optimized to perform computationally intensive workloads in high-performance computing systems like Leonardo. The follow-on processor to Intel's Ice Lake server processors is Sapphire Rapids, which will enable exascale computing with advanced built-in AI acceleration capabilities.
Lead
Lead Country
IT
Lead Organisation
Participating Countries
AT, HU, SK, SI
Funding
From EuroHPC (Euro)
114.222.000
Specification
Number Of Cores
1536
R-max (Petaflop/s)
248
AI Peak (FP16 Petaflop/s)
10000
Storage (Petabyte)
100
Memory (Petabyte)
5
Interconnect
NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200 Gb/s Infiniband
Vendor
Atos