World-leading supercomputer LUMI to be built in Finland
An architectural impression of the LUMI data centre design. The word ‘lumi’ means ‘snow’ in Finnish.Synopsis Architects & Geometria Architecture
LUMI will begin operations in mid-2021, supercharging European competitiveness and research.
LUMI will be based on Hewlett Packard’s HPE Cray EX supercomputer. Its capability of 552 x 1015 floating-point operations per second (flops) will represent a significant step towards exascale computing, which refers to the capacity to compute 1018 flops and is the estimated processing power of the human brain.
LUMI will pack a storage of 117 petabytes and be configured with a bandwidth of 160 terabytes per second, enough to accommodate the entire global internet traffic twice.
By: Samuli Ojala