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Atos and ECMWF launch Center of Excellence in Weather & Climate Modelling to support researchers with HPC, AI and quantum capabilities

London and Looking through, Uk Paris, France Bologna, Italy – October five 2020

Atos, a world-wide chief in digital transformation, and  the European Middle for Medium-Array Climate Forecasts (ECMWF), right now announce a new Middle of Excellence in HPC, AI and Quantum computing for Climate & Weather. The Middle will be primarily based at ECMWF’s headquarters in Looking through, Uk, wherever it will supply their workforce of global scientists with access to rising AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Quantum Computing systems and knowledge, and profit from ECMWF’s high-functionality computing (HPC) resources to be soon situated in Bologna, Italy. The goal is to aid ECMWF researchers in their work on medium and lengthy-variety weather forecasting and prediction and world-wide climate modelling.

Using these newest improvements in technology, ECMWF scientists will be equipped to boost the capacity to forecast the occurrence and depth of excessive weather activities and other new weather phenomena induced by climate modify. Outfitted with Atos’ newest BullSequana supercomputer, the Middle of Excellence will also be supported by Atos experts and technology companions who will collaborate specifically with ECMWF study researchers in order to build new procedures to aid future-era weather forecasting, help improve climate and weather discovery and innovation, and help prepare ECMWF for future HPC and data dealing with architectures.

Bringing with each other earth-course experts in computing, computational science and Earth process science is critical to continuing to progress our medium- and lengthy-variety weather forecasting. The Middle builds on a former successful collaboration with Atos and will perform a substantial position in aiding us to boost and reliably forecast the occurrence and depth of excessive weather activities and other activities involved with climate modify significantly ahead of time,” stated Dr Florence Rabier, Director Typical at ECMWF. “Know-how will perform a critical position in supporting our experts in the industry and enabling companions in our 34 Member and Co-running States across Europe to continue on to protect lifetime and property in their international locations.”

Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Major Info & Cybersecurity at Atos stated: We are thrilled to create this Middle of Excellence with each other with ECMWF, wherever scientists will be equipped to explore the different usages of HPC and AI by proof of thought production, as well as innovation workshops, programs and conferences. Large-functionality Computing assisted by synthetic intelligence retains substantial possible for the climate and weather. It also introduces new strategies and procedures that are only just turning into obtainable.”

As element of the new Middle of Excellence, a single of the preliminary tasks will be to build Device discovering answers for purposes across the numerical weather prediction workflow that are customized towards the wants of Earth process modelling. A 2nd job will appear to build a CPU-GPU-primarily based edition of ECMWF’s Built-in Forecasting Process (IFS) and the wave model WAM, and to prepare the ECMWF merchandise-era pipeline and data-centric workflows for new systems.

As element of the Atos Middle of Excellence (CoE) in Superior Computing, the Climate & Weather CoE is Atos’ 2nd CoE committed to HPC, AI and quantum systems which is targeted on a scientific area. The 1st becoming launched on 8 July, with each other with the Wellcome Genome Campus and which is targeted on Life Sciences.

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The study will be run by ECMWF’s new Atos BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, a single of the most effective meteorological supercomputers in the earth. The process is equipped with BullSequana X2415 blades, employing NVIDIA’s future-era graphics processing unit architecture, the NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Core GPU, and is supported by Atos Codex AI Suite, the most complete AI software package suite on the industry. This will supply superior GPU computing and AI ability to permit ECMWF scientists to speed-up processing moments on the most complicated data, enabling them to get insights more quickly, applying the power of deep discovering and analytics.

The Middle of Excellence will also have access to Atos’ Quantum Understanding Device (QLM), the most superior Quantum Computing Simulator obtainable right now, to explore how quantum computing could effect weather and climate prediction in the future. The Middle will also be supported by expert employees from AMD, Mellanox, Nvidia and DDN, making it possible for it to explore accelerated computing procedures as well as challenges associated to storage and data access.

About Atos

Atos is a world-wide chief in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 employees in seventy three international locations and once-a-year revenue of € 12 billion. European amount a single in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Large-Functionality Computing, the Group provides finish-to-finish Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Info, Enterprise Purposes and Digital Workplace answers. In the Uk & Eire Atos delivers small business technology answers for some of the country’s largest general public and non-public sector organisations The Group is the All over the world Data Know-how Spouse for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates underneath the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The reason of Atos is to help style the future of the info place. Its knowledge and providers aid the advancement of knowledge, schooling and study in a multicultural method and contribute to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the earth, the Group permits its consumers and employees, and customers of societies at big to stay, work and build sustainably, in a risk-free and secure info place.

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About ECMWF

Headquartered in Looking through in the Uk, and with its data centre in Bologna, Italy, ECMWF is an unbiased intergovernmental firm supported by 34 Member and Co-running States across Europe and retains the largest archive of numerical weather prediction data in the earth. Its most important mission is to supply its users with numerical weather predictions masking medium to lengthy ranges. Above the past few several years, ECMWF has also developed a robust partnership with the EU and is an entrusted entity for the implementation and operation of the Weather Transform and Environment Monitoring Products and services of the floor-breaking EU Copernicus Programme.

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