NVIDIA Corporation has announced the early launch of the Israel-1 supercomputer, designed for scientific research in the field of artificial intelligence. Access to the computer is currently open only to company employees. 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. The company’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.”
In May, NVIDIA announced its intention to create the Israel-1 supercomputer in Israel by the end of the year. The computer will have 2048 NVIDIA H100 80GB GPUs and 2560 BlueField-3 DPU processors and 80 Spectrum-4 Ethernet switches, developed in Israel by Mellanox. These switches are said to improve the performance of artificial intelligence platforms by 70%.