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Atos’ BullSequana powers the first EuroHPC supercomputer operational at IZUM in Slovenia

Based on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000, the ‘Vega’ supercomputer was inaugurated at the Institute of Facts Science (IZUM) in Slovenia

Maribor (Slovenia), Paris (France) April 21, 2021

Atos and the Institute of Facts Science (IZUM) in Maribor, Slovenia, currently announce that the 1st EuroHPC supercomputer is now operational. This is the ‘Vega’ supercomputer, dependent on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 architecture, which is now mounted next a start out-up ceremony hosted by IZUM with the Key Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Janša, in attendance, jointly with the Government Vice-President of the European Fee Margrethe Vestager, the Minister of Training, Science and Activity Dr. Simona Kustec and the Government Director of EuroHPC Joint Undertaking Anders Dam Jensen.

Vega, the biggest supercomputer in the region, is dependent at IZUM, a public infrastructural establishment and analysis firm proven by the Federal government of the Republic of Slovenia. It will be utilised to help the growth of major scientific, public sector and industrial purposes in many domains, together with personalized medication, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, battle towards local weather alter and finding new supplies and drugs.

It will provide researchers from Slovenia and the EuroHPC community with a present day infrastructure providing maximum general performance for computing, data processing, high-general performance data examination (HPDA), Synthetic Intelligence (AI) and Equipment Finding out model growth with quick community connectivity to other computing centers in Slovenia and Europe.

Dr. Aleš Bošnjak, Director of IZUM: We’re delighted to announce the start out-up of the 1st EuroHPC supercomputer in this article in Slovenia. Now we can drive ahead our analysis and innovation initiatives, in distinct our HPC RIVR venture design targets, supporting Slovenian and European researchers and buyers from the public and business sectors, to meet new difficulties and additional add to the regional and European HPC initiatives.”

Named Vega, right after Slovenian mathematician Jurij Vega, the new petascale supercomputer will be co-owned and jointly operated by the EuroHPC JU (The European Large-Functionality Computing Joint Undertaking). Capable of executing far more than 6,8 petaflops (6,8 million billion calculations per 2nd), the method will be amongst the world’s top five supercomputers.

Agnes Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos concluded “As the major European supercomputer manufacturer, we are very pleased to be contributing to advancing analysis and innovation in Slovenia and in Europe. ‘Vega’, as aspect of the EuroHPC program and community, is aspect of a European worldclass supercomputing ecosystem and will aid Europe compete globally in strategic domains this kind of as synthetic intelligence, bio-engineering and the battle towards local weather alter.”

Atos was awarded a five-year €17.3 million euro contract to supply, set up and keep the BullSequana XH2000 ‘Vega’ supercomputer.

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Technical Facts

  • twelve x BullSequana XH2000 Direct Liquid cooling racks
  • 6.8PF Linpack Functionality (Rmax)
  • 960 CPU nodes with AMD EPYC 7H12 processors
  • sixty GPU nodes with 4 x NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs every
  • Total 325TB of memory
  • 1PB of usable storage for Large Performace storage
  • 18PB of usable storage for Large Capability Storage
  • Infiniband HDR Interconnect
  • 38 x Atos Sequana x400 sequence services node

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with one hundred and five,000 personnel and once-a-year revenue of above € 11 billion. European variety 1 in cybersecurity, cloud and high general performance computing, the Team supplies personalized end-to-end answers for all industries in seventy one international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization services and items, Atos is fully commited to a secure and decarbonized digital for its shoppers. Atos operates underneath the brand names Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The reason of Atos is to aid design the potential of the information space. Its experience and services help the growth of awareness, training and analysis in a multicultural tactic and add to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the earth, the Team allows its clients and personnel, and associates of societies at large to reside, get the job done and produce sustainably, in a secure and secure information space. www.atos.net

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Picture caption: from left to proper – Branko Zebec, Assistant Director of IZUM Dr Simona Kustec, Minister of Training, Science and Activity Janez Janša, Key Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and Dr Aleš Bošnjak Director of IZUM.