The European Commission has announced that LUMI, the fastest and most efficient supercomputer in Europe, has been launched in Finland.
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“Today, at a dedicated event, the European High Performance Computing [EuroHPC] Joint Undertaking will inaugurate its latest supercomputer: LUMI, located in Kajaani, Finland. LUMI is the fastest and most energy-efficient supercomputer in Europe, ranked also the third fastest in the world,” the EC said in a statement adding that European users will be able to access LUMI in September.
LUMI is a collaboration between EuroHPC and a group of ten European countries, including Finland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Iceland, and Norway, according to the commission.
The computing power of LUMI, which is expected to be 550 petaflops (550 billion calculations per second), will complement EuroHPC’s existing supercomputers, which include Discoverer in Bulgaria, MeluXina in Luxembourg, Vega in Slovenia, and Karolina in the Czech Republic, according to the European Commission.
LUMI would also contribute to scientific discoveries in medical and climate research, particularly in cancer diagnostics, according to the committee.