Jupiter AI Supercomputer Nears Launch

In Europe, preparations are underway for the launch of the first exascale supercomputer called Jupiter. This supercomputer has the potential to become the fastest and most powerful machine in the world, enabling breakthroughs in various scientific fields ranging from climate change to quantum physics.

Exascale supercomputers are capable of performing one quintillion operations per second, which is equivalent to the combined capacity of 10,000 laptops. Officially, there are only two such supercomputers in the world, although it is suspected that China has a couple of classified computers of this class.

Jupiter will be built and launched at the Jülich Research Center in Germany, thanks to the efforts of the European Commission and private companies. The director of the center believes that this machine has the potential to become the fastest and most powerful supercomputer in the world.

Jupiter features a unique modular design consisting of two components: an accelerator module based on 24,000 Nvidia GPUs and a cluster module equipped with the new RHEA European processor developed by Spearl.

The launch of Jupiter is scheduled for 2024 and will be the result of collaboration between European technological companies and the scientific community as a whole.

According to the CEO of Spearl, the supplier of chips for Jupiter, this supercomputer has the potential to top the ranking of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. While the final ranking of Jupiter will depend on the test scores achieved by scientists, they are making every effort to ensure that this supercomputer achieves the highest performance.

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