The Leonardo Early Access Program call closed on December 4th, with more than 80 proposals submitted for a total of 85 million GPU hours of calculation.
Ranked 4th in the Top500 list, with an expected HPL peak of 240 pFlops, 4992 liquid-cooled computing nodes, 111 pByte of storage, we present Leonardo and all its futuristic specifications.
Leonardo Pre-exascale Supercomputer
The European supercomputer Leonardo, hosted and managed by Cineca, that will be installed in 2022 in the new data center located in the Technopole of Bologna, is one of the three pre-exascale systems announced by EuroHPC Joint Undertaking.
Cineca has a long history – since its establishment in 1969 – in supplying the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The strong partnership with the EuroHPC initiative has led to the realization of the Leonardo project, a significant step forward in raising European research in the field of computational sciences. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the European presence in high-performance computing, a strategic asset to promote the technological growth of the member states of the Union.
The continuous demand for computational resources requires providing researchers with increasingly high-performance technologies. Furthermore, the launch of new leading Italian and European initiatives, which face increasingly advanced computational challenges, are based on the availability of these technologies.
For example, the Leonardo supercomputer will contribute at the mitigation and management of risks due to extreme situations, natural events, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic events, flash flood, for the fight against pandemic and epidemic situations.
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