London and Looking through, United kingdom Paris, France Bologna, Italy – October 5 2020

Atos, a world wide chief in digital transformation, and  the European Middle for Medium-Range Weather conditions Forecasts (ECMWF), nowadays announce a new Middle of Excellence in HPC, AI and Quantum computing for Weather conditions & Local climate. The Middle will be based at ECMWF’s headquarters in Looking through, United kingdom, where it will provide their team of intercontinental scientists with obtain to rising AI (Synthetic Intelligence) and Quantum Computing technologies and know-how, and advantage from ECMWF’s large-general performance computing (HPC) sources to be shortly located in Bologna, Italy. The purpose is to guidance ECMWF researchers in their work on medium and very long-range climate forecasting and prediction and world wide local climate modelling.

Applying these most recent developments in technology, ECMWF scientists will be able to increase the capacity to forecast the event and intensity of extraordinary climate events and other new climate phenomena induced by local climate change. Outfitted with Atos’ most recent BullSequana supercomputer, the Middle of Excellence will also be supported by Atos gurus and technology associates who will collaborate right with ECMWF investigate researchers in order to develop new procedures to guidance upcoming-era climate forecasting, aid improve local climate and climate discovery and innovation, and aid get ready ECMWF for upcoming HPC and knowledge dealing with architectures.

Bringing jointly earth-class gurus in computing, computational science and Earth technique science is vital to continuing to progress our medium- and very long-range climate forecasting. The Middle builds on a former thriving collaboration with Atos and will enjoy a considerable position in serving to us to increase and reliably forecast the event and intensity of extraordinary climate events and other events affiliated with local climate change significantly ahead of time,” mentioned Dr Florence Rabier, Director Common at ECMWF. “Technological innovation will enjoy a vital position in supporting our gurus in the industry and enabling associates in our 34 Member and Co-working States across Europe to carry on to guard existence and house in their countries.”

Pierre Barnabé, Senior Government Vice-President, Head of Major Info & Cybersecurity at Atos mentioned: We are thrilled to establish this Middle of Excellence jointly with ECMWF, where scientists will be able to investigate the different usages of HPC and AI by means of proof of idea creation, as nicely as innovation workshops, courses and conferences. Higher-general performance Computing assisted by artificial intelligence retains enormous opportunity for the local climate and climate. It also introduces new methods and procedures that are only just getting out there.”

As portion of the new Middle of Excellence, a single of the original tasks will be to develop Machine discovering remedies for applications across the numerical climate prediction workflow that are custom-made in the direction of the demands of Earth technique modelling. A 2nd venture will glance to develop a CPU-GPU-based model of ECMWF’s Built-in Forecasting Technique (IFS) and the wave model WAM, and to get ready the ECMWF products-era pipeline and knowledge-centric workflows for new technologies.

As portion of the Atos Middle of Excellence (CoE) in Advanced Computing, the Weather conditions & Local climate CoE is Atos’ 2nd CoE devoted to HPC, AI and quantum technologies which is centered on a scientific domain. The initially remaining introduced on eight July, jointly with the Wellcome Genome Campus and which is centered on Existence Sciences.


Technological Aspects

The investigate will be run by ECMWF’s new Atos BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, a single of the most strong meteorological supercomputers in the earth. The technique is equipped with BullSequana X2415 blades, making use of NVIDIA’s upcoming-era graphics processing device architecture, the NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Main GPU, and is supported by Atos Codex AI Suite, the most extensive AI software suite on the sector. This will provide highly developed GPU computing and AI ability to empower ECMWF scientists to speed-up processing occasions on the most advanced knowledge, enabling them to gain insights speedier, using the power of deep discovering and analytics.

The Middle of Excellence will also have obtain to Atos’ Quantum Studying Machine (QLM), the most highly developed Quantum Computing Simulator out there nowadays, to investigate how quantum computing may well effect climate and local climate prediction in the upcoming. The Middle will also be supported by professional personnel from AMD, Mellanox, Nvidia and DDN, permitting it to investigate accelerated computing procedures as nicely as troubles relevant to storage and knowledge obtain.

About Atos

Atos is a world wide chief in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 staff in seventy three countries and yearly income of € twelve billion. European quantity a single in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Higher-Functionality Computing, the Group provides finish-to-finish Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Info, Business Applications and Digital Place of work remedies. In the United kingdom & Eire Atos delivers small business technology remedies for some of the country’s premier community and non-public sector organisations The Group is the Around the globe Info Technological innovation Husband or wife for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates less than the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to aid design and style the upcoming of the data house. Its know-how and products and services guidance the advancement of expertise, education and investigate in a multicultural technique and add to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the earth, the Group enables its prospects and staff, and members of societies at significant to live, work and develop sustainably, in a risk-free and safe data house.

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Headquartered in Looking through in the United kingdom, and with its knowledge centre in Bologna, Italy, ECMWF is an impartial intergovernmental firm supported by 34 Member and Co-working States across Europe and retains the premier archive of numerical climate prediction knowledge in the earth. Its main mission is to provide its end users with numerical climate predictions masking medium to very long ranges. More than the previous handful of
several years, ECMWF has also produced a sturdy partnership with the EU and is an entrusted entity for the implementation and procedure of the Local climate Modify and Environment Monitoring Companies of the ground-breaking EU Copernicus Programme.

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