Abigail Klein Leichman
May 29, 2023

NVIDIA will build Israel-1, the nation’s most powerful AI supercomputer, to be used as a testbed for Spectrum-X reference designs, collaboration with partners, and internal research and development. Production will begin by year’s end.

Israel-1 is to be one of the world’s fastest AI supercomputers, delivering up to eight exaflops of peak AI performance. Each exaflop translates to the ability to calculate at least one quintillion (“exa-”) floating point operations (“flops”) per second.

The machine also is expected to provide peak performance of more than 130 petaflops for traditional scientific computing workloads. There are 1,000 petaflops per exaflop.

The supercomputer project, announced today at the Computex show in Taipei, is expected to expand the reach of the NVIDIA DGX Cloud AI supercomputing service into the region’s ecosystem.

AI is the most important technology force in our lifetime, and NVIDIA is committed to remaining at its forefront,” said Gilad Shainer, Senior Vice President of HPC and Networking at NVIDIA. “Israel-1 represents a major investment that will help us drive innovation in Israel and globally.”

Valued at several hundred million dollars, Israel-1 will be based on the NVIDIA Spectrum-X networking platform for generative AI cloud supercomputers. Developed at the NVIDIA branch in Israel, Spectrum-X is designed to enable data centers around the world to transition to AI and accelerated computing.

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