Paris, France – June 23 2021

The CEA and its partners at the Research and Engineering Computing Centre (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, based mostly on the BullSequana XH2000 alternative from Atos, and put in in the CEA’s Really Substantial Computing Centre (TGCC[1]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open up to the to start with users at the close of June 2021, to begin the ‘Grand Challenges’ phase, for really massive-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is aspect of Atos’ assortment of HPC supercomputers, obtained subsequent a simply call for tenders, and is the end result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Armed service Purposes Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing ability of all around eight.eight petaflops[2].

The new laptop or computer includes a common-intent partition of 864 nodes equipped with the most current AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of forty eight nodes based mostly on Nvidia A100 processors and 4 really massive memory nodes. A DDN[three] storage procedure with a capability of somewhere around three petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation aspect.

As partners of the CCRT, the teams from ArianeGroup, the CEA, Cerfacs, EDF, France Génomique, IFPEN, Ineris, Ingeliance, IRSN, L’Oréal, Michelin, Onera, the Safran Group, Synchrotron SOLEIL, TechnicAtome, Thales Defence Mission Devices, Thales Alenia Area and Valeo will have entry to the most current technology of computing and data processing resources needed for the good results of their projects.

Substantial-general performance electronic simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in quite a few fields, such as scientific tests on the growth of new aircraft and helicopter engines, power and ecological transition technologies, the layout and protection of nuclear reactors, environmental threat analysis, the layout of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the study of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the layout and manufacture of tires and integrated units for cars, research into new resources, and the growth of extra environmentally friendly cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership product, set up in 2003, has demonstrated its means to reply in a sustainable way tailored to the increasing requires of marketplace. It offers a broad assortment of techniques in the area of substantial-general performance calculations and processing, combining security, innovation and flexibility in the use of resources. This product is based mostly on a lot of discussions and operating periods in between the partners in get to share requires and feedback.


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About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with 105,000 workers and yearly revenue of about € eleven billion. European range one in cybersecurity, cloud and substantial general performance computing, the Group provides tailored close-to-close remedies for all industries in 71 nations. A pioneer in decarbonization services and merchandise, Atos is dedicated to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its customers. Atos operates underneath the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The intent of Atos is to enable layout the foreseeable future of the information room. Its expertise and services help the growth of knowledge, education and learning and research in a multicultural tactic and contribute to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Across the environment, the Group permits its shoppers and workers, and members of societies at massive to reside, function and produce sustainably, in a risk-free and protected information room. www.atos.web

About the CEA

The CEA is a crucial participant in research, growth and innovation in 4 key areas: power transition, electronic transition, technology for the medicine of the foreseeable future and defense and security. With a workforce of 20,000 persons, based mostly in nine web sites equipped with really massive-scale research infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a massive range of academic and industrial partners, in France, Europe and around the world.

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By way of its Armed service Purposes Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s defense and security programs. It types, manufactures and makes sure the protection and dependability of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It types and will make the nuclear steam source units that ability the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also provides specialized help to the Authorities aimed at protecting against nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as perfectly as giving its expertise to recommend the French Protection Ministry on examining and handling the consequences of common weapons units and their vulnerability.

[1] The CEA’s Really Substantial Computing Centre (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by teams from the DAM Île-de-France centre and created to host supercomputers, with all the computing resources and services tailored to substantial-general performance electronic processing.

[2] 1 million billion operations per next.

[three] DataDirect Networks

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