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“A Whole New Dimension of Processing Power”: Paderborn University Commissions Atos to Build a New Supercomputer

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

140,000 processing cores, the very latest technology of significant-tech options, and compact plenty of to in shape inside a squash courtroom – Paderborn College is getting a new supercomputer. “Noctua 2,” the project name specified to the second expansion phase of the “Noctua” set up in 2018, will be constructed by current market chief Atos and is anticipated to be set up by the stop of the year. With a total financing volume of much more than 14 million euros, it will be the 1st supercomputer to move into the new HPC (Large Effectiveness Computing) facility at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (Laptop2). The exploration constructing is nearly finished. Fifty percent of the HPC system is becoming financed by the Condition of North Rhine-Westfalia and the federal government’s exploration buildings method, as effectively as through investment decision methods from the freshly founded Verbund der Nationalen Hochleistungsrechenzentren (Affiliation of National Large Effectiveness Computing Centers, NHR), which Paderborn College joined at the starting of the year.

Atos will produce, assemble and put in Noctua 2, which will be operated by the PC2, and will also manage servicing of the system for the future five decades. The Laptop2 has extensive working experience with running enormous parallel laptop or computer techniques and significant-performance computing (HPC). Researchers there have been finding out the effective use of supercomputers for a lot of decades now, and they function significant performance laptop or computer techniques that serve college scientists in the course of the whole Ostwestfalen-Lippe location and nationwide as part of the NHR affiliation. “With Atos, we have an sector-top companion at our side. The Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing provides top rated scientists access to ultramodern computing capability. In get to acquire the future move toward upcoming stability in this place, we have to have professional specialists to support us produce and function vitality-effective HPC techniques. Atos impressed us with its many years of working experience,” claims Prof. Dr. Christian Plessl from Paderborn College and Chair of the Laptop2.

The new system from Atos has very minimal all round running fees, in individual thanks to the free of charge-cooling attribute of the BullSequana XH2000. Its patented direct liquid cooling (DLC) process makes use of one hundred p.c sizzling h2o, which usually means it consumes a lot less vitality than similar techniques and cuts down all round vitality usage. For the college, that usually means vitality-effective operation of the significant-performance techniques. Using the state-of-the-art Atos know-how will give Paderborn College the vital basis for significant-quality, timely and flexible details assessment. The use of revolutionary technologies also usually means lengthy-time period investment decision stability for the college, and handles the biggest doable variety of purposes – for occasion extensive simulations for physics and chemistry or device learning, all of which need great processing electrical power.

“The latest technologies and 1st-course IT tools are the foundation for a lot of scientific scientific studies. That is why we are so pleased to be able to produce even better framework circumstances for national and intercontinental chopping-edge exploration with Noctua 2,” claims Professor Birgitt Riegraf, President of Paderborn College.

“As the top European supplier in the place of supercomputing, Atos is in the ideal placement to equip Paderborn College and its exploration with fantastic know-how. We are pleased that we ended up able to gain the tender, and we will give Paderborn College with the modern-day, highly accessible and flexible supercomputer infrastructure, such as decades of servicing guidance, that is required for superb science and exploration,” claims Dr. Martin Matzke, Head of Major Knowledge & Security Atos Central Europe.

“In get to promise the ideal doable quality for scientific simulations and details assessment, and to be certain that Paderborn College stays effectively-positioned for the upcoming, modern-day IT infrastructure is vital. At the similar time, charge-effectiveness is essential in running these modern-day techniques. That particularly contains electrical power usage and cooling,” claims Simone Probst, Vice President for Financial and Personnel Administration at Paderborn College. The problem was to obtain the best combination of the ideal performance and functionality offerings, minimal all round running fees – particularly for vitality effectiveness and h2o cooling – the configuration of many nodes (computing nodes, FPGA nodes, significant-pace community, parallel storage system) and suited functionality for the cluster management system (user setting).

Dr. Jens Simon, Plant Manager for the Laptop2, is wanting ahead to the set up of the new laptop or computer: “With much more than 140,000 processor cores from the latest AMD Milan 7763 CPU technology and the particularly significant-performance Nvidia A100-40 GPU accelerators, we are relocating into a complete new dimension of processing electrical power. It will supply our end users a very effective significant-scale exploration gadget that options the latest technologies.”

Atos is taking part in this year’s Discussion board Teratec, the Worldwide Conference for Simulation, HPC/HPDA, AI & Quantum from 22-24 June. Check out our virtual booth, find out our methods and listen to our VIPs and specialists here.

Atos will also be at the virtual and on-desire ISC, the intercontinental Conference for HPC, device learning and significant-performance details analytics from 24 June – 2 July. Obtain out much more about our meeting classes as effectively as new methods to be launched at the event here.


Complex details:
BullSequana XH2000: For all computing nodes cooled with sizzling h2o
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 system (6PB of usable storage)
Atos Good Administration Center (SMC) computer software suite for system management

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