CINECA to Build World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer

NVIDIA this week announced that the Italian inter-university consortium CINECA — one of the world’s most important supercomputing centers — will use the company’s accelerated computing platform to build the world’s fastest AI supercomputer.

The new “Leonardo” system, built with Atos, is expected to deliver 10 exaflops of FP16 AI performance to enable advanced AI and HPC converged application use cases.

Featuring nearly 14,000 NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand networking, Leonardo will propel Italy as the global leader in AI and high performance computing research and innovation.

The Leonardo supercomputer will help solve scientific challenges across many disciplines, from material sciences to high-energy physics to climate change.

Read the full announcement on the NVIDIA Newsroom.