This will be the most potent supercomputer in Eastern Europe and is envisioned to be operational in July 2021
Paris (France), Prague (Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) eleven May perhaps 2021
Atos now announces that Bulgaria’s new EuroHPC supercomputer, which is centered on Atos’ potent BullSequana XH2000 architecture, is now entirely sent and assembled at Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria. Atos was chosen to construct Bulgaria’s petascale supercomputer by the European Significant General performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), the web hosting entity, and the consortium “Petascale Supercomputer Bulgaria” (PetaSC-Bulgaria) whose foremost lover is Sofia Tech Park.
This will be the most potent supercomputer in Eastern Europe and will aid to leverage Bulgaria’s superior-tech ambitions. Atos’ Czech Republic undertaking teams have by now started out the configuration tests and the supercomputer is envisioned to begin functioning operationally in July 2021.
The supercomputer will aid increase European scientific exploration and foster innovation by giving entry to condition-of-the-artwork HPC infrastructure and expert services to a extensive assortment of customers from the scientific exploration local community, marketplace and the community sector.
It will provide the progress of scientific, community and industrial applications in several fields, which include bioinformatics, pharmacy, molecular dynamics and mechanics, quantum chemistry and biochemistry, artificial intelligence, individualized medicine, bioengineering, meteorology, and the struggle towards local climate transform.
“We are amazed by the professionalism of the Atos group. The get the job done on the shipping and delivery and set up of the equipment is forward of program. The major obstacle for the Consortium “Petascale Supercomputer – Bulgaria” group is creating and making a precious relationship among the academy, the marketplace, the Sofia Tech Park, and the petascale personal computer. In this regard, we converse with the existing EuroHPC centers and have initiated meetings with the academy and marketplace reps. We by now have the first requests for fixing pragmatic duties in chemistry, medicine, and biology. Of training course, we are also hunting forward to the long run – we are speaking with Atos to add their platform and expertise in quantum computers”, said Peter Statev, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Sofia Tech Park.
“As Europe’s foremost supercomputing company, we are very pleased to be supporting researchers in marketplace and universities throughout Europe accelerate scientific discovery and to create solutions for existing difficulties these types of as those people in wellbeing, electricity and agriculture. The use of artificial intelligence in exploration has increased the want for more versatility and more flexibility in supercomputing, which is specifically what we can provide with our BullSequana XH2000 so that our prospects can benefit from the new capacities of hybrid workloads.” said Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos.
The supercomputer is co-financed by the Republic of Bulgaria and EuroHPC JU with a joint financial commitment totaling EUR eleven.5 million.
In addition to this EuroHPC tender, Atos’ BullSequana will also be used in four additional EuroHPC supercomputing centres CINECA in Italy, IZUM in Slovenia, with LuxProvide in Luxembourg and in the Minho Innovative Computing Centre in Portugal, therefore reinforcing Atos’ situation as a European chief in superior-performance computing.
31 Atos supercomputers are detailed in the TOP500 throughout the world supercomputer rating, with a merged peak performance of 251 petaflops – this is an boost of 79% in petaflops from the TOP500 listing in June 2020.
The dimension of the RAM reaches in excess of 300 TB and the range of cores is 144 384, when the personal computer is constructed on AMD EPYC processors cooled by warm h2o and has a rapid disk storage with a potential of two PB. The complete system is backed up towards a electric power failure by an uninterruptible electric power supply with an output of one MW. The dimension of the system is 12 computing racks and two racks with auxiliary infrastructure. The whole complex weighs in excess of 30 tons.
Atos is a international chief in digital transformation with one zero five,000 employees and yearly revenue of in excess of € eleven billion. European range one in cybersecurity, cloud and superior-performance computing, the Group offers personalized conclude-to-conclude solutions for all industries in seventy one countries. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and products, Atos is fully commited to a safe and decarbonized digital for its clientele. Atos operates underneath the makes Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.
The goal of Atos is to aid style the long run of the details place. Its expertise and expert services aid the progress of information, training and exploration in a multicultural tactic and add to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Across the planet, the Group allows its prospects and employees, and customers of societies at large to are living, get the job done and create sustainably, in a risk-free and safe details place.
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Atos has been working in the Czech Republic since September one, 2011 following the acquisition of Siemens IT Answers and Companies, s.r.o. With more than 300 employees in 4 branches, it generated an external revenue of €63m in 2020. Atos in Bulgaria has more than 1200 employees functioning in two legal entities giving planet-course IT solutions for corporate clientele in the CPG (Consumer Packaged Items) and F&B (Foodstuff & Beverage) sectors as very well as a extensive assortment of conclude-to-conclude expert services (twenty+ small business features and one thousand+ processes) within the Atos team.
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Image: Atos BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer at Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria with Jaroslav Vojtěch, Head of HPC & Big Knowledge at Atos in Czech Republic.