The LUMI Consortium
ACC Cyfronet AGH-UST coordinates Polish activities in the LUMI Consortium which builds a pre-exascale supercomputer. The Finnish-led consortium, apart from Poland, also includes Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. More about the Consortium: https://www.lumi-supercomputer.eu/lumi-consortium/.
The LUMI Supercomputer
LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure) was installed at the CSC data center in Kajaani, Finland. It is to provide European science and the economy with 552 PetaFlop/s (552 * 1015 floating point operations per second), which corresponds to the power of 1.5 million modern laptops with good configuration, and 117 PB of disk resources, specialized partitions and scientific software packages. By performing more computations in less time and processing models that are more precise than ever before, European scientists will be able to conduct research in areas previously unavailable to them. This, in turn, will lay the foundations for innovation and building a data economy. The LUMI supercomputer is comparable in size to a tennis court and is 100% powered by renewable energy. Detailed information on the LUMI supercomputer can be found at https://www.lumi-supercomputer.eu/.
Access to LUMI for Polish researchers
Thanks to fact that Poland become a member of the LUMI Consortium, Polish scientists will be able to use the LUMI supercomputer. This gives a chance to implement large, complex computational projects that require extremely precise modeling and processing of even more data in a shorter time than before. The access is provided by the PLGrid infrastructure: in order to take advantage of the LUMI computing grants, you must have an account in PLGrid Portal.
Competition for pilot projects
In 2021, it is planned to launch pilot computational grants to test the capabilities of the LUMI infrastructure. Poland, as a member of the consortium, may submit projects of potentially significant importance, requiring the use of a large number of computing cores and massive storage resources. Pilot projects are selected through competitions and will be implemented in two stages:
- CPU-based projects (data intensive computing, high-throughput computing and high-performance data analysis workloads) - autumn 2021 - 2 projects from Poland (the competition has been resolved)
- Highly-scalable GPU applications - end of 2021 - 2 projects from Poland
The evaluation of applications and selection of the competition winners will be based on formal, technical and substantive criteria, in accordance with the Competition Regulations available below and on the PLGrid Portal, in the Grants / LUMI Projects tab (after logging in).
Phase 1 - CPU
- Announcement of the competition for pilot projects - phase 1: CPU (in Polish).
- Regulations of the competition for LUMI pilot computational grants - phase 1: CPU (download PDF file).
- Announcemet of the competition results - phase 1: CPU (in Polish).
Phase 2 - GPU
Competition to be announced
News about LUMI
For the latest news about LUMI please visit: https://www.lumi-supercomputer.eu/news-and-articles/.