Hungary inaugurates $12.8 million Komondor supercomputer

University of Debrecen supercomputer

The Hungarian government has inaugurated a new supercomputer, known as Komondor.

The 5 petaflops system, named after the native Komondor sheepdog, was officially inaugurated last week in Debrecen.

The high-performance computing (HPC) machine is located at the center of the Government IT Development Agency (KIFU) on the campus of the University of Debrecen in Hungary’s second-largest city, and cost a reported 4.7 billion forint ($12.8 million).

Komondor has 5 petaflops of capacity and access speeds of around 100Gbps and is based on the Cray EX system, similar to that of the Frontier supercomputer.

Installation and testing of the system started in September 2022. Around 80 percent of the capacity will be provided by the GPU-accelerated partition, but the system will also have a CPU-based partition, as well as a dedicated artificial intelligence and data analysis partition.

The GPU partition will include 50 nodes, each with a 64-core AMD Epyc 7763 and four Nvidia A100 GPUs, totaling a performance of 4 petaflops.

The CPU partition will have 140 nodes with two 64-core AMD Epyc 7763, totaling a performance of 0.7 petaflops. The remaining capacity will be generated by the Artificial Intelligence (two HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 plus nodes, each with two 64-core AMD EPYC 7763 and eight Nvidia A100 GPUs) and Big Data partitions (One SMP/NUMA node with 12 18-core Intel Xeon Gold 6254 CPU.

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