The Novo Nordisk Foundation plans to build a supercomputer in Denmark made up of an Nvidia DGX SuperPOD.

The system will be used for both AI and quantum computing research for medical applications. The Novo Nordisk Foundation is an international enterprise foundation and the wealthiest charitable foundation in the world.

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced the Novo Nordisk Foundation partnership – Sebastian Moss

The supercomputer will feature 191 DGX H100 systems with a total of 1,528 Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPUs and 382 Intel Xeon Platinum CPUs connected by Quantum 2 InfiniBand. It will be hosted out of a Digital Realty data center and run on 100 percent renewable energy.

“In the current geopolitical climate, it is important that we strengthen our strategic positions,” says Morten Bødskov, Danish Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs.

“Our government is committed to enhancing Denmark’s global standing when it comes to cutting-edge technology alongside our unparalleled data resources. I am pleased to see both public and private sectors in Denmark investing in transformative technologies like supercomputers, which will undoubtedly boost our competitive edge on the world stage.”

Eviden, an Atos Group company, will deliver, install, and configure the supercomputer, named Gefion, later in 2024.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has committed approximately DKK 600 million ($87.5m) towards the initial costs of the center. The Export and Investment Fund of Denmark has contributed DKK 100m ($14.6m).