NVIDIA Grace CPU Superchip and the NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchip are Built for HPC and AI

by Tech Mainstream


June 16, 2022


NVIDIA Grace CPU Superchip and the NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchip are Built for HPC and AI

Grace CPU Superchip, Image/NVIDIA


(Tech Mainstream) Some of the world’s leading computer makers are adopting NVIDIA's latest new NVIDIA Grace superchips to create the next generation of servers turbocharging AI and HPC workloads for the exascale era. Atos, Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Inspur, Lenovo and Supermicro are planning to deploy servers built with the NVIDIA Grace CPU Superchip and NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchip.

The Grace CPU Superchip and Grace Hopper Superchip powered HGX Systems for HPC (high-performance computing) and AI will offer the highest performance, twice the memory bandwidth and energy efficiency of today’s leading data center CPU. The NVIDIA Grace-powered systems will run NVIDIA AI and NVIDIA HPC software for full-stack, integrated computing.

The leading global supercomputing centers, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Alps, the Swiss National Computing Center’s new system, will be the first systems featuring the superchips. NVIDIA’s high-performance accelerated computing platform and expansive ecosystem will permit LANL to make new and important discoveries beneficial to society:

"Today, Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that Venado, its next-generation system, will be the first system in the U.S. to be powered by NVIDIA Grace CPU technology. Built using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer, Venado is a heterogeneous system that will feature a mix of Grace CPU Superchip nodes and Grace Hopper Superchip nodes for a wide and emerging set of applications. When completed, the system is expected to exceed 10 exaflops of AI performance."

Alps, which will be built by HPE using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer will serve as a general-purpose system open to the research community in Switzerland and enable breakthrough research in a wide range of fields.

The Grace CPU Superchip interfaces with the latest PCIe Gen5 protocol to enable maximum connectivity with the highest- performing GPUs, as well as with NVIDIA ConnectX-7 smart network interface cards and NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPUs for secure HPC and AI workloads.

The Grace Hopper Superchip pairs an NVIDIA Hopper GPU with an NVIDIA Grace CPU in an integrated module connected with NVLink-C2C to address HPC and giant-scale AI applications.