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“Topaze”: a new computer at the CCRT co-designed by Atos and the CEA to meet the challenges of high-performance computing and data processing

Paris, France – June 23 2021

The CEA and its companions at the Exploration and Engineering Computing Heart (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, based mostly on the BullSequana XH2000 answer from Atos, and put in in the CEA’s Incredibly Huge Computing Heart (TGCC[one]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open to the initially people at the end of June 2021, to start the ‘Grand Challenges’ stage, for incredibly massive-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is aspect of Atos’ range of HPC supercomputers, acquired pursuing a simply call for tenders, and is the end result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Army Purposes Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing power of all-around 8.8 petaflops[2].

The new computer contains a general-intent partition of 864 nodes equipped with the most up-to-date AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of 48 nodes based mostly on Nvidia A100 processors and 4 incredibly massive memory nodes. A DDN[three] storage procedure with a ability of about three petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation aspect.

atos-topazeAs companions of the CCRT, the teams from ArianeGroup, the CEA, Cerfacs, EDF, France Génomique, IFPEN, Ineris, Ingeliance, IRSN, L’Oréal, Michelin, Onera, the Safran Team, Synchrotron SOLEIL, TechnicAtome, Thales Defence Mission Devices, Thales Alenia Place and Valeo will have access to the most up-to-date technology of computing and information processing means required for the good results of their projects.

Superior-effectiveness electronic simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in several fields, these kinds of as experiments on the development of new plane and helicopter engines, electrical power and ecological transition technologies, the design and basic safety of nuclear reactors, environmental possibility analysis, the design of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the analyze of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the design and manufacture of tires and built-in programs for vehicles, investigation into new elements, and the development of a lot more environmentally pleasant cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership design, proven in 2003, has shown its skill to react in a sustainable way tailored to the rising requirements of business. It delivers a broad range of techniques in the field of superior-effectiveness calculations and processing, combining protection, innovation and adaptability in the use of means. This design is based mostly on a lot of conversations and doing the job sessions involving the companions in order to share requirements and responses.

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Press contacts:

Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 six 73 64 04 18 | @laurajanefau

Tuline Laeser | [email protected] | +33 six twelve 04 40 22 | @CEA_Officiel

About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with 105,000 employees and yearly income of above € eleven billion. European amount just one in cybersecurity, cloud and superior effectiveness computing, the Team supplies tailored end-to-end options for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization products and services and items, Atos is dedicated to a safe and decarbonized electronic for its consumers. Atos operates underneath the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The intent of Atos is to assist design the foreseeable future of the facts place. Its know-how and products and services support the development of awareness, education and learning and investigation in a multicultural method and lead to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Team enables its consumers and employees, and members of societies at massive to dwell, function and develop sustainably, in a secure and safe facts place. www.atos.internet

About the CEA

The CEA is a crucial player in investigation, development and innovation in 4 principal areas: electrical power transition, electronic transition, technological innovation for the medication of the foreseeable future and defense and protection. With a workforce of twenty,000 people, based mostly in 9 web sites equipped with incredibly massive-scale investigation infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative tasks with a massive amount of tutorial and industrial companions, in France, Europe and globally.

For a lot more facts: www.cea.fr

By means of its Army Purposes Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s defense and protection systems. It models, manufactures and assures the basic safety and dependability of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It models and would make the nuclear steam offer programs that power the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also supplies technological support to the Authorities aimed at protecting against nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as properly as supplying its know-how to recommend the French Defense Ministry on assessing and taking care of the outcomes of conventional weapons programs and their vulnerability.

[one] The CEA’s Incredibly Huge Computing Heart (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by teams from the DAM Île-de-France middle and built to host supercomputers, with all the computing means and products and services tailored to superior-effectiveness electronic processing.

[2] one million billion functions per second.

[three] DataDirect Networks

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