JUPITER, an exascale supercomputer being built at the Forschungszentrum Jülich facility in Germany, will be powered by the NVIDIA Grace Hopper accelerated computing architecture. NVIDIA says it be the world’s most powerful AI system when completed in 2024, able to deliver extreme-scale computing power for AI and simulation workloads.
JUPITER, which is owned by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking and contracted to Eviden and ParTec, is being built in collaboration with NVIDIA, ParTec, Eviden and SiPearl to accelerate the creation of foundational AI models in climate and weather research, material science, drug discovery, industrial engineering and quantum computing.
JUPITER marks the debut of a quad NVIDIA GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip node configuration, based on Eviden’s BullSequana XH3000 liquid-cooled architecture, with a booster module comprising close to 24,000 NVIDIA GH200 Superchips interconnected with the NVIDIA Quantum-2 InfiniBand networking platform.
The NVIDIA Quantum-2 family of switches comprises 64 400Gb/s ports or 128 200Gb/s ports on physical 32 octal small form-factor (OSFP) connectors. The compact 1U switch design includes air-cooled and liquid-cooled versions that are either internally or externally managed. The NVIDIA Quantum-2 family of switches delivers an aggregated 51.2 terabits per second (Tb/s) of bidirectional throughput with a capacity of more than 66.5 billion packets per second (bpps).
NVIDIA’s quad GH200 features a node architecture with 288 Arm Neoverse cores capable of achieving 16 petaflops of AI performance using up to 2.3 terabytes of high-speed memory. Four GH200 processors are networked through a high-speed NVIDIA NVLink connection.
“The JUPITER supercomputer powered by NVIDIA GH200 and using our advanced AI software will deliver exascale AI and HPC performance to tackle the greatest scientific challenges of our time,” said Ian Buck, vice president of hyperscale and HPC at NVIDIA. “Our work with Jülich, Eviden and ParTec on this groundbreaking system will usher in a new era of AI supercomputing to advance the frontiers of science and technology.”
“At the heart of JUPITER is NVIDIA’s accelerated computing platform, making it a groundbreaking system that will revolutionize scientific research,” said Thomas Lippert, director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. “JUPITER combines exascale AI and exascale HPC with the world’s best AI software ecosystem to boost the training of foundational models to new heights.”