The world as we know it, wouldn’t be possible without computers. Then, there are supercomputers! These help us test scientific theories and achieve breakthroughs. There are already several supercomputing centers across Europe but the continent just received a big boost in terms of computing power. The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and the company Hewlett Packard Enterprise have signed up the procurement contract of LUMI, a new pre-exascale supercomputer.
LUMI to enable 375 million billion calculations per second for European scientists
LUMI or the Large Unified Modern Infrastructure supercomputer is capable of achieving staggering speeds. Standard home computers and laptops can process anywhere between 1 to 5 billion instructions per second, on average. The supercomputer, on the other hand, can execute well over 375 petaflops or more than 375 million billion calculations per second. The theoretical peak performance of the supercomputer is over 550 petaflops per second.