In a groundbreaking announcement, NVIDIA Corporation has revealed that the Israel-1 supercomputer, designed for scientific research in the field of artificial intelligence, is set to launch early. Currently, access to the computer is limited to company employees only. Once completed, Israel-1 will be the most powerful supercomputer in Israel and one of the most powerful in the world, with a performance of 8 exaflops for artificial intelligence and 130 petaflops for other scientific work.
NVIDIA’s CEO, Jensen Huang, stated that “Israel is home to leading artificial intelligence researchers and developers developing tools that will power the next wave of AI developments.” The company announced its intention to create the Israel-1 supercomputer in Israel at the end of May. The computer will be equipped with 2048 NVIDIA H100 80GB GPUs and 2560 BlueField-3 DPU processors and 80 Spectrum-4 Ethernet switches, all developed in Israel by Mellanox. These switches are said to improve the performance of artificial intelligence platforms by 70%.
The creation of this powerful supercomputer is expected to have a significant impact on scientific research in Israel and beyond. With its advanced capabilities, it will enable researchers to tackle some of the most complex problems in fields such as machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. As such, NVIDIA’s move represents a major investment in the future of AI research and development.