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The second pilot phase aims to test the scalability of the GPU partition and generate workloads on the GPUs, particularly to stress test the storage systems for stability testing. Furthermore, the aim is to provide early access to LUMI to obtain feedback from the pilot users before the launch of LUMI’s regular operations.

The selected projects for the pilot phase were chosen from the LUMI consortium countries and are presenting various disciplines:

  • Belgium: Giovanni Lapenta (KU Leuven, Department of Mathematics, Center for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics), Lif – Lumi data Inference Framework for astrophysical applications
  • Denmark: Troels Haugbølle (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen), How are stellar systems born?
  • Denmark: Tejs Vegge and Adam Maximilian Wilson (Technical University of Denmark), BIG-MAP: Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform
  • Estonia: Oriol Corcoll, Mykyta Baliesnyi, Daniel Majoral, Tarun Khajuria and Aqeel Labash (University of Tartu), Deep Reinforcement Learning for Artificial Agents
  • Estonia: Mark Fišel, Andre Tättar, Liisa Rätsep, Lisa Korotkova and Taido Purason (University of Tartu, Natural Language Processing), Research of Multilingual Modularized Neural Machine Translations
  • Finland: Sampo Pyysalo (University of Turku), Deep Generative Language Modeling for Finnish
  • Finland: Maarit Käpylä (Aalto University), VerIfying Small-Scale dynamo actIon in the Sun
  • Norway: Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo), Very Large Language Models in the Nordics (VLLMN)
  • Sweden: Thorsten Mauritzen (Stockholm University, Department of Meteorology), William Sawyer (CSCS), Luis Kornbleuh (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) and Qiang Li (ENCCS), Next generation global climate models
  • Sweden: Erik Lindahl (SciLifeLab), Mark Abraham and Artem Zhmurov (ENCCS), Lipid modulation of ion channel gating – showcasing the GROMACS AMD GPU port
  • Switzerland: Fiorina Ciorba (University of Basel), Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich) and Rubén Cabezón (University of Basel): Simulating Subsonic turbulence with SPH-EXA2 on LUMI
  • Switzerland: Juerg Hutter (University of Zurich), Water-TiO2 interface structure from double-hybrid density functional

Further projects for the second pilot phase from Czech Republic and Poland phase will be announced later.

Full operations starting later this year

After the GPU pilot phase, LUMI will be fully operational and general availability is foreseen to start in September 2022. The deployment of the system is delayed due to the issues in global microelectronics supply chains.

Please see the LUMI website and its Get started section for more information how to access LUMI.