Sweden’s Fastest Supercomputer for Machine Learning and AI at Linköping University Underpinned by Bright


By Bright Staff | May 05, 2021 |



ICYMI, Bright recently announced that Bright Cluster Manager was selected to support the new artificial intelligence supercomputer to be installed at National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) at Linköping University.

Bright Cluster Manager was selected as the enterprise-grade cluster management platform, which is certified to run on DGX systems as part of the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program. This will allow NSC and Atos to quickly build and deploy NSC Supercomputer “Berzelius” from bare metal with full support from Bright’s highly experienced engineering team. Previously, NSC developed and operated its own cluster management software stack inhouse.

Bright software will bring several benefits to NSC:

  • Simplified administration of the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD system, freeing system administrators from day-to-day tasks, ensuring that the system stays up to date and that all upgrades are carried out seamlessly and with no impact to service.
  • It will reduce risk. Berzelius is a high profile project, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, so it’s of great importance that the platform runs seamlessly and manages multiple AI projects simultaneously and with ease.
  • It will enable NSC to introduce new best practices to optimize the supercomputer environment and provide a system that is both flexible and reliable for researchers.

Named Berzelius after Swedish scientist Jacob Berzelius, NSC’s supercomputer is set to deliver 300 petaflops of AI performance and will be based on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ computing infrastructure. Berzelius will consist of 60 NVIDIA DGX™ A100 systems combined with NVIDIA HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand networking and 1.5 petabytes of storage from DDN. The supercomputer will be supported by Atos Codex AI Suite, enabling NSC’s researchers to use machine learning and analytics to speed up processing times on their complex data and unlock faster insights.

Berzelius will be the largest supercomputer in Sweden that focuses on AI and machine learning research. It will be used by a broad range of researchers, in areas such as computational fluid dynamics, materials science, physics and chemistry, life sciences, and meteorology/climatology.

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