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“Topaze”: a new computer at the CCRT co-designed by Atos and the CEA to meet the challenges of high-performance computing and data processing

Paris, France – June 23 2021

The CEA and its associates at the Investigate and Know-how Computing Middle (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, based on the BullSequana XH2000 answer from Atos, and installed in the CEA’s Incredibly Substantial Computing Middle (TGCC[1]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open up to the 1st buyers at the close of June 2021, to start the ‘Grand Challenges’ phase, for quite substantial-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is portion of Atos’ assortment of HPC supercomputers, obtained pursuing a get in touch with for tenders, and is the end result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Armed service Apps Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing electrical power of all over 8.8 petaflops[two].

The new personal computer features a common-function partition of 864 nodes geared up with the most current AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of forty eight nodes based on Nvidia A100 processors and 4 quite substantial memory nodes. A DDN[three] storage process with a capability of approximately three petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation portion.

As associates of the CCRT, the teams from ArianeGroup, the CEA, Cerfacs, EDF, France Génomique, IFPEN, Ineris, Ingeliance, IRSN, L’Oréal, Michelin, Onera, the Safran Team, Synchrotron SOLEIL, TechnicAtome, Thales Defence Mission Systems, Thales Alenia Area and Valeo will have accessibility to the most current era of computing and info processing assets expected for the accomplishment of their projects.

High-performance digital simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in numerous fields, this kind of as scientific studies on the enhancement of new plane and helicopter engines, energy and ecological changeover technologies, the design and basic safety of nuclear reactors, environmental danger investigation, the design of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the research of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the design and manufacture of tires and built-in systems for cars, research into new products, and the enhancement of a lot more environmentally helpful cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership design, founded in 2003, has shown its capacity to respond in a sustainable way tailored to the developing demands of business. It gives a broad assortment of competencies in the subject of significant-performance calculations and processing, combining security, innovation and versatility in the use of assets. This design is based on quite a few conversations and functioning classes involving the associates in purchase to share demands and opinions.


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About Atos

Atos is a international leader in digital transformation with one hundred and five,000 workforce and annual earnings of about € 11 billion. European variety one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and significant performance computing, the Team presents tailored close-to-close options for all industries in 71 nations. A pioneer in decarbonization solutions and merchandise, Atos is dedicated to a protected and decarbonized digital for its consumers. Atos operates below the brand names Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The function of Atos is to enable design the long run of the information room. Its know-how and solutions aid the enhancement of awareness, training and research in a multicultural method and lead to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the earth, the Team enables its prospects and workforce, and associates of societies at substantial to are living, operate and create sustainably, in a risk-free and protected information room. www.atos.web

About the CEA

The CEA is a important participant in research, enhancement and innovation in 4 key regions: energy changeover, digital changeover, engineering for the medication of the long run and protection and security. With a workforce of 20,000 individuals, based in nine websites geared up with quite substantial-scale research infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative tasks with a substantial variety of tutorial and industrial associates, in France, Europe and around the world.

For a lot more information: www.cea.fr

As a result of its Armed service Apps Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s protection and security courses. It patterns, manufactures and ensures the basic safety and reliability of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It patterns and tends to make the nuclear steam source systems that electrical power the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also presents technological aid to the Authorities aimed at avoiding nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as very well as delivering its know-how to suggest the French Defense Ministry on examining and taking care of the results of common weapons systems and their vulnerability.

[1] The CEA’s Incredibly Substantial Computing Middle (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by teams from the DAM Île-de-France middle and created to host supercomputers, with all the computing assets and solutions tailored to significant-performance digital processing.

[two] 1 million billion functions for each second.

[three] DataDirect Networks

Photo caption: Topaze, the new supercomputer at the CCRT ©CEA