back to article Another AI supercomputer from HPE: Champollion lands in France

HPE is lifting the lid on a new AI supercomputer – the second this week – aimed at building and training larger machine learning models to underpin research. Based at HPE's Center of Excellence in Grenoble, France, the new supercomputer is to be named Champollion after the French scholar who made advances in deciphering …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    French Machine Learning - If it doesn't quite come up with the results that anyone was anticipating, does it just shrug it's shoulders and carry on?

    The "Leibniz Supercomputing Center" - I mean, that one's got to take the buscuit, shirley?

    1. Lars Silver badge

      “Sour said the fox about rowanberries”

  2. Ball boy

    160 of those A100 GPU's, 4TB of memory and 30TB of NVMe local storage? Nice to see the French getting the jump on the Win 12 specs.

    But can it run Doom?

    I think we need to know.

    1. aki009


      Of course it can run Doom. But it being French it'll only do so for 32 hours per week, and it'll be shut down for the month of August.

      1. Lars Silver badge

        Re: Doom-duh

        Perhaps it's because the French have more supercomputer power than the British.

      2. Frogspawn

        Re: Doom-duh

        It will also shut down at 11:45 am ever day for 2 to 3 hrs, while it has a nice glass of wine and a sleep

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