The Novo Nordisk Foundation in collaboration with Export & Investment Fund of Denmark (EIFO) are anchor investors in a new Danish Centre for AI Innovation (DCAI) – an AI based super computing facility based on state-of-the-art NVIDIA technology.

Researchers from Denmark’s public and private sectors will be able to gain access to a state-of-the-art NVIDIA AI supercomputer optimised for large-scale projects using AI, as well as world-leading NVIDIA software platforms, training, and expertise.

“Groundbreaking scientific discoveries are based on data, and AI has now provided us with an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate research within, for example, human and planetary health. Drug discovery, disease diagnosis, and treatment, as well as complicated life science challenges, are examples of areas where extreme AI computing power can enable the positive transformation of our society. The collaboration with NVIDIA and the resulting national AI innovation centre can help Denmark’s brilliant researchers and innovators rise to the next level.”

says Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation

The new supercomputer is a large-scale NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD comprised of 191 NVIDIADGX H100 systems (individual computer systems) with a total of 1,528 NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and 382 Intel Xeon Platinum CPUs connected via the NVIDIA Quantum-2 InfiniBand networking platform with in-network computing. The system will also use state-of-the-art NVIDIA software platforms such as NVIDIA CUDA Quantum, which features powerful simulation tools and capabilities to program hybrid CPU, GPU, and quantum processing unit (QPU) systems.

“This is a big day for Danish companies, scale-ups and the Danish research community as DCAI starting late this year will provide unprecedented computing and simulation capabilities.”

says Erik Balck Sørensen, CIO at EIFO

EIFO in alliance with the Novo Nordisk Foundation are looking forward to close collaboration with a number of partners in this endeavor, especially NVIDIA.

“This centre will have an immense impact on AI-based research and business development in the years to come,”

says Peder Lundquist, CEO at EIFO