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Europe's Leonardo pre-exascale system is set for its official inauguration this week following its confirmation as the fourth most powerful supercomputer on the Top500 list at the recent SC22 conference. Leonardo is the second of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking's pre-exascale supercomputers to enter into service following the …

  1. Sceptic Tank Silver badge
    IT Angle

    Leonardo DiCaprio?

    Maybe someone should some day write us an article on how you program these computers. Is it that you see 14,000 CPUs when you open Windows Task Manager and 2.8 petabytes of RAM (89% used by the system until you can prune the startup services somewhat). I suppose it would work as a Wolfenstein cluster but I'll be darrned if I know how that works.

    1. Korev Silver badge

      Re: Leonardo DiCaprio?

      Assuming you're not joking...

      You could start off with this MPI tutorial and then move onto learning how to programme chip vector units and / or GPUs...

    2. HPCJohn

      Re: Leonardo DiCaprio?

      HPC clusters like this normally run a version of Linux. However int he days of the SGI Ultraviolet NUMA systems, Eng Lim Go of SGI had a demo where he booted a huge UV system into Windows and opened Excel.

      You can probably find this demo online.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

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    That's quite an impressive network, if you consider that in 2018 we had nothing," the official said, claiming that "Europe is now a computing superpower." ®

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  3. Dacarlo

    The only real question...

    ...can it play doom?

    1. Updraft102

      Re: The only real question...

      Aw, ya beat me. Only I was gonna say "Crysis."

  4. JohnMurray


    ..government allocates £3 million to buy-up 1000 second-userAcorn Atoms to rival the EU super computer

    1. R Soul Silver badge

      Re: UK..

      You forgot the £10B/year contract to Crapita for IT support.

    2. HPCJohn

      Re: UK..

      You joke, but the second fastest supercomputer in the Top500, Fugaku, uses ARM CPUs

  5. Bubba Von Braun

    You need it to play Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Head of Microsoft Flight Sim - Jorge Neuman announced in a recent developer Q&A that their French development partner ASOBO is creating a release for the Jupiter super computer, this is expected to be the latest entry level spec for MSFS 2025.


  6. R Soul Silver badge

    a bizarre combination

    Atos and supercomputer? Those are two words I'd never expect to see in the same sentence.

    1. Korev Silver badge

      Re: a bizarre combination

      They bought Bull, formerly Europe's only supercomputer manufacturer (ie more than just an integrator).

  7. trevorde Silver badge

    Post Brexit Super Computer

    Two steam powered Babbage Analytical Engines connected to each other via pulleys

    1. Korev Silver badge

      Re: Post Brexit Super Computer

      Using those new-fangled wheel things? Crazy stuff...

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