New Atos accelerator blade allows JUWELS BullSequana system to develop into the most strong supercomputer in Europe

Paris, France, May fourteen 2020

Atos, a world wide leader in digital transformation, today announces its new BullSequana X2415, the initially supercomputer in Europe to integrate NVIDIA’s Ampere subsequent-technology graphics processing unit architecture, the NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Main GPU. This new supercomputer blade will supply unparalleled computing electrical power to enhance application functionality for HPC and AI workloads, tackling the troubles of the exascale period. The BullSequana X2415 blade will improve computing electrical power by extra than 2* and enhance vitality usage thanks to Atos’ 100{312eb768b2a7ccb699e02fa64aff7eccd2b9f51f6a579147b7ed58dbcded82a2} very successful water-cooled patented DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling) solution, which makes use of heat water to awesome the equipment.

Forschungszentrum Julich Ralf-Uwe Limbach

Forschungszentrum Jülich will integrate this new blade into its booster module, extending its present JUWELS BullSequana supercomputer, generating it the initially system worldwide the use this new engineering. The JUWELS Booster will present researchers across Europe with noticeably elevated computational methods. Some of the jobs it will fuel are the European Commission’s  Human Brain Project  and the Jülich Laboratories of  “Climate Science” and “Molecular Systems”. As soon as thoroughly deployed this summer the upgraded supercomputing system, operated underneath ParTec’s program ParaStation Modulo, is expected to present a computational peak functionality of extra than 70 Petaflops/s generating it the most strong supercomputer in Europe and a showcase for European exascale architecture.

“By integrating the finest technologies out there, including this latest blade from Atos which incorporates NVIDIA’s strong A100 GPU into our supercomputer, we are ready to enhance our supercomputing electrical power. This is an significant milestone on our path to attain our ultimate objective of furnishing exascale capabilities to science and market” reported Prof. Thomas Lippert, Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

“We’re happy to be a single of the initially supercomputer brands worldwide to include things like NVIDIA’s A100 GPU and to be ready to supply researchers worldwide the optimum application functionality for their HPC and AI workloads reported Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos.  “We’re really psyched to be doing the job with Jülich to enhance its computing electrical power and to empower its JUWELS system to develop into the most strong supercomputer in Europe.”

“Atos is a single of the best players entire world-extensive in the substantial end of the server sector. It is the foremost European-centered vendor of HPC devices, mostly thanks to the functionality and electrical power of its BullSequana devices, its potent technological expertise and innovation and its ability to properly control large-scale jobs globally. It has doubled its existence in the TOP500 ranking around the past five decades and its server sector share worldwide carries on to grow. We see Atos as a single of the vital supercomputing brands that will probably reward around the subsequent couple of decades as demand for exascale devices gets extra major.” said Steve Conway, Senior Advisor at Hyperion Investigate.

The new blade options an NVIDIA HGX-A100 foundation-board equipped with 4 NVIDIA A100 GPUs related by way of third-technology NVIDIA NVLink™ engineering, alongside two AMD EPYC CPUs and up to 4 NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand ports related by way of a Dragonfly+ configuration. The NVIDIA Ampere architecture is a groundbreaking engineering accomplishment that delivers a enormous functionality enhancement around the previous technology for AI schooling and inference. The NVIDIA A100 Tensor Main GPU options the world’s biggest seven-nanometer processor, with extra than 54 billion transistors. This crew of technologies, along with the NVIDIA sector-foremost ecosystem of around seven-hundred GPU-accelerated HPC applications and assistance from NGC, will permit researchers to strike the ground managing with containerized program optimized for the enhancement and deployment of GPU-accelerated HPC and AI jobs.

The BullSequana X2415 will be out there in Q2 of 2020.



* as opposed to Atos’ present GPU blade


X2415 technical specs

 1U type element blade with one acceleration node.

Direct Liquid Cooling.

Per node:

one x CPU Board with

  • 2 x AMD EPYC/Milan CPUs
  • sixteen x DDR4 32GB @3200MTs bare minimum

one x GPU board “HGX-A100” with four x NVIDIA A100 GPUs

2 x Interconnect Mezzanine boards (BXI or HDR200)

Optional one x M.2 SATA SSD up to one.92TB or one x M.2 NVMe SSD 960GB


About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in digital transformation with 110,000 staff in seventy three nations and yearly revenue of € 12 billion. European quantity a single in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Efficiency Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Info, Small business Programs and Electronic Place of work remedies. The Group is the Worldwide Information Engineering Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates underneath the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to assistance design the foreseeable future of the facts place. Its expertise and expert services assistance the enhancement of awareness, schooling and research in a multicultural solution and lead to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the entire world, the Group allows its shoppers and staff, and customers of societies at large to are living, perform and acquire sustainably, in a secure and
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