E4 Computer Engineering Partners with NVIDIA for Launch of Grace Hopper Superchips in Italy

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Scandiano, RE (Italy), October 12, 2023 – E4 Computer Engineering announced a partnership with NVIDIA for the Italian launch of NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchip, the HBM3e processor for HPC and AI.

The new Grace Hopper platform was officially unveiled on October 9 and 10, in the presence of companies such as CERN, University of Pisa, and Dompé Farmaceutici.

During the unveiling of this GPU-CPU Superchip, E4 Computer Engineering announced its decision to establish a laboratory to support users, developers and ISVs in porting their applications to the NVIDIA Grace™ CPU Superchip and to NVIDIA’s Next-Generation GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip Platform. To this end, E4 Chiron Laboratory, will provide access to several NVIDIA Grace and Grace Hopper systems and to software experts to support application and workflow optimisation, with the goal of helping European users achieve maximum performance on NVIDIA Grace and Grace Hopper Superchip platforms.

E4 Chiron Laboratory will be based at E4 Computer Engineering’s headquarters in Scandiano, in the heart of Emilia-Romagna, Italy, and access to the data center will be available upon request through the E4 portal.

NVIDIA’s new Superchips were officially presented to the public on October 9 and 10, at Palazzo di Varignana (Bologna, Italy), during the “E4 EVOLUTION: enhance HPC and AI with NVIDIA Grace & Grace Hopper” event organised by E4 Computer Engineering with the support of NVIDIA.

During the two-day event, which was attended by more than 100 participants, exclusive content and real use cases were presented by leading international players in the world of research and IT, such as CERN, the University of Pisa and Dompé farmaceutici. Live demos of the Superchip were carried out and several networking moments were organised between the participants and guests from the most important international organisations in the sector.

“We are pleased that E4 has created the E4 Chiron Laboratory. One of the goals will be the porting of user-developed applications and workflows. In addition, the lab will help create a hub for experience sharing and mutual exchange of know-how”, says Roderick Evans, EMEA VP – HPC, Higher Education and AI at NVIDIA.

“High performance computing is the key technology for solving some of the world’s most demanding challenges and we at E4 have an ambitious goal to accelerate the adoption of NVIDIA Grace CPUs and GH200 Superchips in academia, industry and laboratories. E4 and NVIDIA share the same vision for this goal, with an emphasis on sustainability and efficiency. We are thrilled to partner with NVIDIA to make this journey come true”, adds Cosimo Damiano Gianfreda, CEO of E4 Computer Engineering.

E4 Computer Engineering has been a partner of NVIDIA for many years: the two companies are linked by a constant pursuit of technological excellence, as a tool that can enable a better future in every field, from research to economics, to the everyday life of every individual.