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Timeline for HiPerGator 3.0 Announced

PHOTO: Two UFIT employees in hard hats, working inside the UF Data Center

UFIT Research Computing issued an end-of-semester update on the build of HiPerGator 3.0. The first 12 (of a total of 44) racks for HiPerGator AI, the NVIDIA DGX A100 SuperPOD, have arrived. The remaining 32 racks will arrive this month. Staff from Lenovo and NVIDIA are working with UFIT to complete the installation and configuration of this extremely complex system.

Additional updates:

HiPerGator 1.0: 2013 – 16,000 AMD cores – 4 GB RAM/core (will retire in May 2021)
HiPerGator 2.0: 2015 – 30,000 Intel cores – 4 GB RAM/core
HiPerGator 3.0: Dec. 2019 – 608 new Nvidia RTX 2080ti and RTX 6000 GPUs
HiPerGator 3.0: Jun. 2020 – 4 PetaByte new “blue” fast storage
HiPerGator 3.0: Jan. 2021 – 30,720 AMD EPYC Rome 2.0 GHz cores – 8 GB RAM/core
HiPerGator AI: Jan. 2021
      140 Nvidia DGX A100 nodes
      17,920 AMD 7742 2.25 GHz “Rome” cores w. 8 GB RAM per core
      1,120 Nvidia “Ampere” A100 GPUs
      4 PetaByte all-flash DDN A3I AI400 storage
      Double precision Linpack (HPL) 13.75 Petaflops = 13.75 M x 1 B ops/sec
      AI floating point operations 0.7 Exaflops = 0.7 B x 1 B ops/sec

HiPerGator 3.0 will be available in May 2021. With 69,424 cores, HiPerGator is one of the most powerful supercomputing environments in US higher education. Bookmark UFIT News to keep up with the latest updates about HiPerGator and AI infrastructure at UF.