München (Germany), Paris, France, June 23 2021

a hundred and forty,000 processing cores, the extremely latest generation of significant-tech capabilities, and compact more than enough to healthy inside a squash courtroom – Paderborn College is finding a new supercomputer. “Noctua two,” the venture identify given to the 2nd expansion phase of the “Noctua” mounted in 2018, will be crafted by sector leader Atos and is anticipated to be mounted by the stop of the year. With a complete financing volume of more than fourteen million euros, it will be the to start with supercomputer to transfer into the new HPC (Significant Efficiency Computing) facility at the Paderborn Middle for Parallel Computing (Pctwo). The analysis making is just about finished. Half of the HPC technique is remaining financed by the State of North Rhine-Westfalia and the federal government’s analysis buildings plan, as well as by means of financial investment sources from the freshly established Verbund der Nationalen Hochleistungsrechenzentren (Affiliation of National Significant Efficiency Computing Facilities, NHR), which Paderborn College joined at the starting of the year.

Atos will deliver, assemble and install Noctua two, which will be operated by the PC2, and will also handle upkeep of the technique for the following five years. The Pctwo has considerable experience with running large parallel personal computer units and significant-efficiency computing (HPC). Scientists there have been finding out the successful use of supercomputers for many years presently, and they function significant efficiency personal computer units that provide university researchers during the full Ostwestfalen-Lippe location and nationwide as section of the NHR affiliation. “With Atos, we have an sector-main associate at our facet. The Paderborn Middle for Parallel Computing offers major researchers obtain to ultramodern computing ability. In get to acquire the following stage toward long run stability in this region, we want experienced specialists to aid us establish and function electricity-successful HPC units. Atos amazed us with its a long time of experience,” suggests Prof. Dr. Christian Plessl from Paderborn College and Chair of the Pctwo.

The new technique from Atos has extremely lower general running expenses, in specific thanks to the absolutely free-cooling characteristic of the BullSequana XH2000. Its patented direct liquid cooling (DLC) process makes use of a hundred % sizzling water, which usually means it consumes less electricity than similar units and cuts down general electricity usage. For the university, that usually means electricity-successful operation of the significant-efficiency units. Making use of the point out-of-the-artwork Atos engineering will give Paderborn College the necessary basis for significant-good quality, well timed and versatile details assessment. The use of progressive systems also usually means extensive-expression financial investment stability for the university, and addresses the finest feasible array of purposes – for instance considerable simulations for physics and chemistry or machine finding out, all of which demand great processing electric power.

“The latest systems and to start with-class IT machines are the basis for many scientific research. That is why we are so pleased to be ready to make even greater framework conditions for nationwide and global chopping-edge analysis with Noctua two,” suggests Professor Birgitt Riegraf, President of Paderborn College.

“As the main European company in the region of supercomputing, Atos is in the best position to equip Paderborn College and its analysis with exceptional engineering. We are pleased that we have been ready to get the tender, and we will deliver Paderborn College with the modern, extremely out there and versatile supercomputer infrastructure, such as years of upkeep help, that is desired for outstanding science and analysis,” suggests Dr. Martin Matzke, Head of Significant Details & Protection Atos Central Europe.

“In get to promise the best feasible good quality for scientific simulations and details assessment, and to make certain that Paderborn College stays well-positioned for the long run, modern IT infrastructure is crucial. At the same time, price-efficiency is essential in running these modern units. That especially incorporates electric power usage and cooling,” suggests Simone Probst, Vice President for Financial and Personnel Administration at Paderborn College. The challenge was to discover the best mixture of the best efficiency and features choices, lower general running expenses – especially for electricity efficiency and water cooling – the configuration of different nodes (computing nodes, FPGA nodes, significant-velocity community, parallel storage technique) and ideal features for the cluster management technique (person surroundings).

Dr. Jens Simon, Plant Manager for the Pctwo, is searching ahead to the installation of the new personal computer: “With more than a hundred and forty,000 processor cores from the latest AMD Milan 7763 CPU generation and the especially significant-efficiency Nvidia A100-40 GPU accelerators, we are relocating into a complete new dimension of processing electric power. It will provide our end users a extremely successful huge-scale analysis gadget that capabilities the latest systems.”

Atos is taking section in this year’s Forum Teratec, the Intercontinental Meeting for Simulation, HPC/HPDA, AI & Quantum from 22-24 June. Check out our virtual booth, learn our methods and listen to our VIPs and specialists here.

Atos will also be at the virtual and on-need ISC, the global Meeting for HPC, machine finding out and significant-efficiency details analytics from 24 June – two July. Uncover out more about our conference classes as well as new methods to be introduced at the celebration here.


Specialized information:
BullSequana XH2000: For all computing nodes cooled with sizzling water
BullSequana X2410 with AMD Milan 7763 CPUs
BullSequana X2415 with Nvidia A100-40 GPUs
BullSequana X400 FPGA nodes
Nvidia/Mellanox InfiniBand HDR/HDR100 Interconnect
DDN 7990X storage with a Lustre file technique (6PB of usable storage)
Atos Intelligent Administration Middle (SMC) program suite for technique management

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