LUMI: One of the fastest computers in the world under construction in Kajaani!

Agis Fire & Security Oy involved in the project

LUMI is a unique European endeavor, with ten European countries and the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) investing in one joint system. It is set to boost research, employment, and competitiveness throughout Europe. The procurement process of LUMI is now complete, and the system supplier is Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), providing an HPE Cray EX supercomputer with next generation AMD EPYC™ CPUs and AMD Instinct™ GPUs. In addition to the remarkable computing power, LUMI is also one of the world’s most advanced platforms for artificial intelligence and it will be one of the world’s best known scientific instruments throughout its lifetime.

”Once operational in mid-2021, the LUMI supercomputer will be one of the most competitive and green supercomputers in the world! Such a leadership-class system will support European researchers, industry, and public sector, in better understanding and responding to complex challenges and transforming them into innovation opportunities in sectors like health, weather forecasting, or urban and rural planning”, says the Executive Director of EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, Anders Dam Jensen.

Agis Fire & Security Oy operates as a fire-fighting contractor at the site, the delivery includes an Inergen fire-fighting system for critical areas and sprinkler systems for the surrounding areas.

“We have delivered our systems to several data centers, but it is this special trust that can be involved in this LUMI project. We established the Oulu office in order to be closer to our customers in the future as well, ”says Kimmo Karila, CEO of Agis Fire & Security.