hessian.AI, the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence draws on a unique AI compute infrastructure: as of today, hessian.AI has established its supercomputer forty two, consisting of 79 compute nodes with 8 GPU accelerators NVIDIA A100-80GB each (632 GPU accelerators in total), an Infiniband network fabric (HDR 800) connecting all nodes, and 1.2PB of all flash storage for large-scale AI computing.
The total investment funding amounts to around 30M arising from synergistically intertwined sources: the AI Lab of hessian.AI, the federal state (BMBF) funded AI Service Center hessian.AISC, and the state-funded (HMWK) AI Innovation Lab, all aiming at providing science, companies, and start-ups access to a powerful AI supercomputer infrastructure combined with differentiated services. This allows hessian.AI to create an AI service and computing center that is unique in Germany in terms of its size, performance and range of services that is key to the European AI sovereignty.
We attach great importance to the energy efficiency of our infrastructures. For example, we equip the computing nodes very economically and have moved into one of the most efficient data centres: The supercomputer infrastructure is housed by the Green IT Cube of GSI Helmholtzzentrum, one of the most sustainable computing infrastructures in the world.
Primary goal of hessian.AI’s Innovation Lab is the promotion of development and production of state-of-the-art AI technology. For this purpose, we are offering the use of a modern technical infrastructure in the form of a HPC (High-Performance-Computing)-Cluster which is able to perform the execution of demanding machine/deep learning models in connection with huge datasets (Big Data).
With the AI service centre hessian.AISC, we are pursuing the goal of continuously developing and and expansion of AI computing infrastructures and services based on them. Hereby, we strengthen the European AI ecosystem and technological sovereignty.
The AI Lab supports hessian.AI researchers by providing infrastructure and the necessary skills to operate it. There is also support for efficient software development and deployment in the team.