Feb. 28, 2022 — The projects for the second pilot phase of LUMI have been selected and the pilot projects will start to run on the GPU partition of LUMI in August 2022.

The second pilot phase aims to test the scalability of the GPU partition and generate workloads on the GPUs, particularly to stress test the storage systems for stability testing. Furthermore, the aim is to provide early access to LUMI to obtain feedback from the pilot users before the launch of LUMI’s regular operations.

The selected projects for the pilot phase were chosen from the LUMI consortium countries and are presenting various disciplines:

• Belgium: Giovanni Lapenta (KU Leuven, Department of Mathematics, Center for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics), Lif – Lumi data Inference Framework for astrophysical applications
• Denmark: Troels Haugbølle (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen), How are stellar systems born?
• Denmark: Tejs Vegge and Adam Maximilian Wilson (Technical University of Denmark), BIG-MAP: Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform
• Estonia: Oriol CorcollMykyta BaliesnyiDaniel MajoralTarun Khajuria and Aqeel Labash (University of Tartu), Deep Reinforcement Learning for Artificial Agents
• Estonia: Mark FišelAndre TättarLiisa RätsepLisa Korotkova and Taido Purason (University of Tartu, Natural Language Processing), Research of Multilingual Modularized Neural Machine Translations
• Finland: Sampo Pyysalo (University of Turku), Deep Generative Language Modeling for Finnish
• Finland: Maarit Käpylä (Aalto University), VerIfying Small-Scale dynamo actIon in the Sun
• Norway: Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo), Very Large Language Models in the Nordics (VLLMN)
• Sweden: Thorsten Mauritzen (Stockholm University, Department of Meteorology), William Sawyer (CSCS), Luis Kornbleuh (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) and Qiang Li (ENCCS), Next generation global climate models
• Sweden: Erik Lindahl (SciLifeLab), Mark Abraham and Artem Zhmurov (ENCCS), Lipid modulation of ion channel gating – showcasing the GROMACS AMD GPU port
• Switzerland: Fiorina Ciorba (University of Basel), Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich) and Rubén Cabezón (University of Basel): Simulating Subsonic turbulence with SPH-EXA2 on LUMI
• Switzerland: Juerg Hutter (University of Zurich), Water-TiO2 interface structure from double-hybrid density functional

Further projects for the second pilot phase from Czech Republic and Poland phase will be announced later.

Full Operations Starting Later This Year

After the GPU pilot phase, LUMI will be fully operational and general availability is foreseen to start in September 2022. The deployment of the system is delayed due to the issues in global microelectronics supply chains.

Please see the Get started section of the LUMI website for more information how to access LUMI.

About LUMI

The European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is pooling European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology.

One of the pan-European pre-exascale supercomputers, LUMI, is located in CSC’s data center in Kajaani, Finland.

The supercomputer is hosted by the LUMI consortium. The LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure) consortium countries are Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland.

LUMI will be one of the world’s best known scientific instruments for the lifespan of 2021–2026.

Source: LUMI

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