Paris, France – June 23 2021

The CEA and its partners at the Exploration and Technologies Computing Centre (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, dependent on the BullSequana XH2000 alternative from Atos, and put in in the CEA’s Really Large Computing Centre (TGCC[one]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open to the to start with consumers at the conclusion of June 2021, to commence the ‘Grand Challenges’ period, for really huge-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is element of Atos’ range of HPC supercomputers, acquired adhering to a get in touch with for tenders, and is the final result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Army Applications Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing electricity of all around 8.8 petaflops[2].

The new laptop features a standard-reason partition of 864 nodes geared up with the latest AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of forty eight nodes dependent on Nvidia A100 processors and 4 really huge memory nodes. A DDN[three] storage process with a capacity of around three petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation element.

atos-topazeAs partners of the CCRT, the groups from ArianeGroup, the CEA, Cerfacs, EDF, France Génomique, IFPEN, Ineris, Ingeliance, IRSN, L’Oréal, Michelin, Onera, the Safran Group, Synchrotron SOLEIL, TechnicAtome, Thales Defence Mission Devices, Thales Alenia Space and Valeo will have entry to the latest era of computing and data processing sources necessary for the achievements of their projects.

Substantial-efficiency electronic simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in a lot of fields, these as scientific studies on the progress of new aircraft and helicopter engines, power and ecological transition technologies, the structure and basic safety of nuclear reactors, environmental risk examination, the structure of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the research of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the structure and manufacture of tires and integrated units for automobiles, exploration into new elements, and the progress of additional environmentally friendly cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership model, recognized in 2003, has demonstrated its means to react in a sustainable way customized to the escalating requirements of sector. It offers a vast range of competencies in the field of superior-efficiency calculations and processing, combining protection, innovation and versatility in the use of sources. This model is dependent on a lot of discussions and working classes among the partners in order to share requirements and feed-back.


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About Atos

Atos is a world leader in electronic transformation with one zero five,000 staff members and annual profits of about € eleven billion. European quantity a person in cybersecurity, cloud and superior efficiency computing, the Group provides customized conclusion-to-conclusion remedies for all industries in seventy one international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization services and solutions, Atos is dedicated to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its consumers. Atos operates beneath the brand names Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The reason of Atos is to assistance structure the future of the information and facts room. Its abilities and services aid the progress of information, schooling and exploration in a multicultural tactic and lead to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Group enables its buyers and staff members, and associates of societies at huge to live, do the job and create sustainably, in a safe and protected information and facts room. www.atos.web

About the CEA

The CEA is a crucial participant in exploration, progress and innovation in 4 primary places: power transition, electronic transition, engineering for the medicine of the future and defense and protection. With a workforce of 20,000 people today, dependent in nine sites geared up with really huge-scale exploration infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative initiatives with a huge quantity of educational and industrial partners, in France, Europe and around the globe.

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Through its Army Applications Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s defense and protection packages. It patterns, manufactures and makes certain the basic safety and reliability of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It patterns and can make the nuclear steam source units that electricity the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also provides technical aid to the Authorities aimed at stopping nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as properly as providing its abilities to advise the French Defense Ministry on examining and taking care of the outcomes of typical weapons units and their vulnerability.

[one] The CEA’s Really Large Computing Centre (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by groups from the DAM Île-de-France center and created to host supercomputers, with all the computing sources and services adapted to superior-efficiency electronic processing.

[2] one million billion operations for every next.

[three] DataDirect Networks

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