Paris, June 29, 2020

Atos, a global chief in digital transformation, and GENCI, the French national higher-overall performance computing firm, and the CEA, reveal that Joliot-Curie supercomputer with its 22 petaflop/s peak computing power is the most highly effective supercomputer in France focused to tutorial and industrial open up investigation, and the third most highly effective investigation personal computer in Europe, according to the TOP500 position posted on 22 June 2020. This supercomputer is derived from the co-structure function carried out by the CEA with Atos for more than twenty many years*, and which manufactured it possible to outline current power computing architectures. The Joliot-Curie supercomputer ranks in 34th posture in the TOP500 and is powered by Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 system and the hottest AMD Rome processors.

Approximately one particular calendar year on from its inauguration, Joliot-Curie is now running at entire speed for the past six months and has been thoroughly applied in above a dozen tutorial and industrial fields this sort of as local climate, astrophysics, geophysics, higher fidelity combustion, biology, molecular dynamics and content homes, genome and neuroscience fields.

Operated at the CEA’s Incredibly Big Computing Centre (TGCC), this extraordinary equipment has established its capabilities to offer urgent computing access to big scale HPC means in the fight in opposition to COVID-19 a lot less than two months after currently being produced in production, thanks also to potent aid provided by CEA industry experts who set up the vital setting to work and post-course of action competently COVID-19 simulations.

As aspect of the PRACE (Partnership for State-of-the-art Computing in Europe) COVID-19 Speedy Keep track of get in touch with and the national urgent COVID-19 phone calls from GENCI, European scientists have currently being making use of French supercomputer means to power 36 COVID-19 jobs with eighteen of these managing on Joliot-Curie, delivering scientific success applied to speed up and aid public final decision-producing for the fight in opposition to Covid-19 and speed up the advancement of a procedure centered on an ideal understanding of the virus.

Due to the fact January 2020, Joliot-Curie now offers an considerable computing power with more than 440,000 higher overall performance x86 cores in virtually 5000 of HPC nodes. It is the to start with supercomputer mounted around the world with AMD EPYC™ 7H12 collection processors built-in in Atos’ hottest BullSequana XH2000, which capabilities DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling) for an optimized power-successful system.

Stephane Requena, CTO of GENCI, explained: “With its modular and balanced architecture, Joliot-Curie is one particular of the most-applied units in the PRACE European HPC infrastructure we are genuinely very pleased to be able to provide this sort of computing power to European scientists, in distinct in the fight in opposition to COVID-19”.

Helene Bringer, Director Large Information & HPC at Atos in France, included: “Each individual new Top500 position underlines the fast rate of innovation in the field of High Performance Computing. With six supercomputers, which includes Joliot Curie, we are very pleased to be ranked between the best 50 leaders in the planet thanks to our really higher-overall performance BullSequana technology, and to add to industrial and scientific competitiveness in Europe.”

Christine Ménaché, Head of the CEA’s Incredibly Big Computing Center (TGCC) explained: “All the TGCC teams have been mobilized to aid buyers in their use of this new AMD-Rome partition in Joliot-Curie, especially those people included in jobs in opposition to COVID-19. The CEA is very pleased to be able to aid French and European investigation thanks to its expertise created in the definition of personal computer heart architectures, the implementation and use of supercomputers and their setting, notably as a result of Joliot-Curie“.

The AMD partition of Joliot-Curie was funded beneath the European undertaking PPI4HPC (H2020-754271), which aims to get revolutionary computing and storage solutions, as a result of a joint procurement coordinated by GENCI, for main HPC facilities CEA/GENCI, CINECA (Italy), JUELICH (Germany) and BSC (Spain).

In addition, GENCI, CEA and Atos are very pleased to announce the acquisition of a new condition-of-the-artwork ARM A64FX Fujitsu partition beneath PPI4HPC to even further enhance the capabilities of the Joliot-Curie equipment and aid making the route to Exascale** for European and French scientists.


About Atos
Atos is a global chief in digital transformation with a hundred and ten,000 staff members in seventy three countries and yearly profits of € twelve billion. European selection one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides conclusion-to-conclusion Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Large Information, Business Apps and Electronic Office solutions. The Group is the Around the globe Facts Technological innovation Spouse for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates beneath the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.
The purpose of Atos is to assistance structure the foreseeable future of the details area. Its expertise and services aid the advancement of understanding, education and investigation in a multicultural technique and add to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the planet, the Group enables its buyers and staff members, and members of societies at big to are living, function and build sustainably, in a protected and secure details area.

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GENCI is a civil culture beneath French law, forty nine{312eb768b2a7ccb699e02fa64aff7eccd2b9f51f6a579147b7ed58dbcded82a2} owned by the State represented by the Ministère de de l’Enseignement Supérieur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (MESRI), twenty{312eb768b2a7ccb699e02fa64aff7eccd2b9f51f6a579147b7ed58dbcded82a2} by CEA, twenty{312eb768b2a7ccb699e02fa64aff7eccd2b9f51f6a579147b7ed58dbcded82a2} by CNRS, 10{312eb768b2a7ccb699e02fa64aff7eccd2b9f51f6a579147b7ed58dbcded82a2} by the Universities represented by the Conférence des Présidents d’Universités and 1{312eb768b2a7ccb699e02fa64aff7eccd2b9f51f6a579147b7ed58dbcded82a2} by Inria. Designed in 2007 by the French public authorities, GENCI is aimed at inserting France between the main countries within just Europe and on the international phase in HPC and AI. In this context, GENCI has the missions to carry out the French national system by equipping with HPC and substantial knowledge storage means the 3 national computing centres in order to aid scientific open up investigation, to add making an European bui
lt-in HPC ecosystem and to advertise AI, numerical simulation and HPC within just the tutorial and industrial investigation communities.

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About CEA
The CEA is a French public investigation organisation serving market, specialising in 4 principal regions: power changeover and lower-carbon energies, digital transformation, overall health and biotechnologies, defence and protection. It carries out the missions entrusted to it by the French governing administration. With its twenty,000 staff members and 9 investigation centres equipped with very big infrastructures, the CEA depends on elementary investigation of excellence. It is included in national, European and international jobs with a huge range of tutorial and industrial partners. The CEA ranks as the main investigation organisation filing patents in France and Europe according to the Clarivate position (2019).

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Picture: (C) P. Stroppa – CEA.

*CEA’s first agreement started off with Bull, which was acquired by Atos in 2014 and is now completely built-in into Atos.
**The exascale is the exaflopic scale, knowing that one particular exaflop corresponds to one particular billion billion functions per second.