In a clandestine alliance at the crossroads of technology and innovation, MD has stealthily assumed pivotal roles within Germany’s enigmatic supercomputing landscape. A clandestine initiative has been set in motion, to propel advancements in both High-Performance Computing (HPC) and the elusive realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across the region.
The Hunter and Herder systems, scheduled to emerge from the shadows in 2025, will materialize as a technological marvel. Nestled within the confines of an HPE Cray EX4000 supercomputer cabinet, it will boast 136 nodes intricately connected by the ethereal tendrils of four HPE Slingshot high-performance interconnects. At its core, the Hunter will harness the transcendental power of AMD’s latest MI300A accelerators, an amalgamation of high-performance GPUs, CPUs, and HBM memory encapsulated within a single chip package.
The integration of AMD’s enigmatic Instinct MI300A APUs is poised to conjure a peak performance spectacle, propelling the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) to an unprecedented 39 petaFLOPS. This quantum leap from the previous Hawk supercomputer’s 26 petaFLOPS serves as a testament to the alchemical impact of AMD’s innovative technology on the arcane world of computational capabilities.
Casting shadows into the future, the Herder supercomputer, a spectral exascale system, is poised to materialize in 2027. The mystique surrounding its configuration, shrouded in secrecy, is set to dissipate by the end of 2025. The Hunter and Herder projects, steeped in mystery and ambition, are estimated to conjure a fiscal conjuration of €115 million, with funding mysteriously secured from various clandestine government organizations.
In the arcane realm of processors, AMD’s MI300A Instinct APUs emerge as Exascale-class enigmas, optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with Zen 4 cores. Each APU conceals within its cryptic depths 8 cores and 16 threads per Compute Core Die (CCD), resulting in a total of 24 cores and 48 threads on the active die. The APUs, adorned with 24 MB of L2 cache (1 MB per core) and a separate cache pool (32 MB per CCD), manifest their sorcerous prowess in the occult arts of handling complex computational tasks.
The impending arrival of the Hunter supercomputer in 2025 is foreseen to cast a spell, significantly amplifying computing power within the European Union. This enchantment aligns with the unfolding saga of the JUPITER supercomputer, a celestial entity poised to ascend as the first exascale-class supercomputer in the region. The implications of these otherworldly computational capabilities extend beyond mere technological advancements, promising to imbue overall development processes with an otherworldly essence, particularly in the ethereal fields of AI and HPC.
As the enigmatic tapestry of supercomputing unfurls, AMD’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology continues to metamorphose, solidifying its position as a key player in the clandestine theater of driving innovation and excellence in high-performance computing. The Hunter and Herder systems, shrouded in mystery, not only propel Germany into a new era of computational wizardry but also stand as an enigmatic testament to AMD’s unwavering dedication to shaping the inscrutable future of supercomputing.