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Atos’ BullSequana powers the first EuroHPC supercomputer operational at IZUM in Slovenia

Dependent on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000, the ‘Vega’ supercomputer was inaugurated at the Institute of Information Science (IZUM) in Slovenia

Maribor (Slovenia), Paris (France) April 21, 2021

Atos and the Institute of Information Science (IZUM) in Maribor, Slovenia, these days announce that the initially EuroHPC supercomputer is now operational. This is the ‘Vega’ supercomputer, centered on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 architecture, which is now put in subsequent a get started-up ceremony hosted by IZUM with the Primary Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Janša, in attendance, collectively with the Government Vice-President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager, the Minister of Education, Science and Activity Dr. Simona Kustec and the Government Director of EuroHPC Joint Undertaking Anders Dam Jensen.

Vega, the premier supercomputer in the region, is centered at IZUM, a public infrastructural institution and analysis firm recognized by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. It will be employed to help the improvement of main scientific, public sector and industrial purposes in quite a few domains, like personalized medication, bio-engineering, temperature forecasting, fight versus local climate transform and exploring new materials and medications.

It will give researchers from Slovenia and the EuroHPC network with a modern-day infrastructure providing maximum performance for computing, data processing, large-performance data evaluation (HPDA), Synthetic Intelligence (AI) and Machine Mastering model improvement with rapidly network connectivity to other computing centers in Slovenia and Europe.

Dr. Aleš Bošnjak, Director of IZUM: We’re delighted to announce the get started-up of the initially EuroHPC supercomputer listed here in Slovenia. Now we can push forward our analysis and innovation initiatives, in particular our HPC RIVR project design plans, supporting Slovenian and European researchers and buyers from the public and marketplace sectors, to fulfill new challenges and further lead to the regional and European HPC initiatives.”

Named Vega, just after Slovenian mathematician Jurij Vega, the new petascale supercomputer will be co-owned and jointly operated by the EuroHPC JU (The European Higher-General performance Computing Joint Undertaking). Able of executing far more than 6,eight petaflops (6,eight million billion calculations for every second), the technique will be amongst the world’s prime five supercomputers.

Agnes Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos concluded “As the main European supercomputer maker, we are very pleased to be contributing to advancing analysis and innovation in Slovenia and in Europe. ‘Vega’, as section of the EuroHPC plan and network, is section of a European worldclass supercomputing ecosystem and will enable Europe compete globally in strategic domains such as synthetic intelligence, bio-engineering and the fight versus local climate transform.”

Atos was awarded a five-calendar year €17.3 million euro agreement to offer, set up and keep the BullSequana XH2000 ‘Vega’ supercomputer.


Technical Information

  • twelve x BullSequana XH2000 Direct Liquid cooling racks
  • 6.8PF Linpack General performance (Rmax)
  • 960 CPU nodes with AMD EPYC 7H12 processors
  • sixty GPU nodes with 4 x NVIDIA A100 Tensor Main GPUs every
  • Overall 325TB of memory
  • 1PB of usable storage for Higher Performace storage
  • 18PB of usable storage for Significant Capacity Storage
  • Infiniband HDR Interconnect
  • 38 x Atos Sequana x400 collection assistance node

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 staff and once-a-year income of over € 11 billion. European amount one in cybersecurity, cloud and large performance computing, the Group presents tailor-made conclude-to-conclude alternatives for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization providers and products, Atos is dedicated to a safe and decarbonized digital for its shoppers. Atos operates less than the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The objective of Atos is to enable design the upcoming of the details house. Its abilities and providers help the improvement of understanding, education and learning and analysis in a multicultural method and lead to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Group permits its customers and staff, and users of societies at big to are living, operate and develop sustainably, in a harmless and safe details house. www.atos.internet

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Image caption: from remaining to right – Branko Zebec, Assistant Director of IZUM Dr Simona Kustec, Minister of Education, Science and Activity Janez Janša, Primary Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and Dr Aleš Bošnjak Director of IZUM.