The UK government is investing $273 million to build Isambard-AI, its most powerful supercomputer to date, powered by 5,448 of Nvidia’s GH200 Grace Hopper superchips. The machine will deliver 21 exaflops of AI performance, making it one of the top AI supercomputers in the world. Isambard-AI, which is being built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is expected to be operational in the summer of 2024 and will be hosted by the University of Bristol.
The supercomputer will be 10 times faster than the UK’s current fastest supercomputer and will be used in conjunction with other supercomputers to further boost performance. The announcement was made during the UK’s AI Security Summit.