Atos and ECMWF launch Center of Excellence in Weather & Climate Modelling to support researchers with HPC, AI and quantum capabilities

London and Reading through, British isles Paris, France Bologna, Italy – October 5 2020

Atos, a world-wide chief in digital transformation, and  the European Heart for Medium-Assortment Temperature Forecasts (ECMWF), right now announce a new Heart of Excellence in HPC, AI and Quantum computing for Temperature & Local climate. The Heart will be based at ECMWF’s headquarters in Reading through, British isles, where by it will deliver their workforce of worldwide researchers with accessibility to emerging AI (Synthetic Intelligence) and Quantum Computing systems and know-how, and advantage from ECMWF’s large-efficiency computing (HPC) methods to be quickly located in Bologna, Italy. The purpose is to help ECMWF researchers in their work on medium and lengthy-vary temperature forecasting and prediction and world-wide local weather modelling.

Applying these newest advances in technological know-how, ECMWF researchers will be able to make improvements to the capacity to forecast the occurrence and intensity of extraordinary temperature occasions and other new temperature phenomena activated by local weather transform. Geared up with Atos’ newest BullSequana supercomputer, the Heart of Excellence will also be supported by Atos specialists and technological know-how companions who will collaborate right with ECMWF research researchers in get to produce new techniques to help up coming-technology temperature forecasting, assist improve local weather and temperature discovery and innovation, and assist prepare ECMWF for foreseeable future HPC and info dealing with architectures.

Bringing jointly entire world-course specialists in computing, computational science and Earth program science is essential to continuing to advance our medium- and lengthy-vary temperature forecasting. The Heart builds on a prior thriving collaboration with Atos and will engage in a substantial job in serving to us to make improvements to and reliably forecast the occurrence and intensity of extraordinary temperature occasions and other occasions related with local weather transform drastically ahead of time,” explained Dr Florence Rabier, Director Basic at ECMWF. “Technological innovation will engage in a essential job in supporting our specialists in the industry and enabling companions in our 34 Member and Co-operating States throughout Europe to continue on to safeguard lifestyle and residence in their countries.”

Pierre Barnabé, Senior Government Vice-President, Head of Big Info & Cybersecurity at Atos explained: We are thrilled to create this Heart of Excellence jointly with ECMWF, where by researchers will be able to investigate the diverse usages of HPC and AI by means of evidence of concept manufacturing, as perfectly as innovation workshops, courses and conferences. Significant-efficiency Computing assisted by artificial intelligence retains massive potential for the local weather and temperature. It also introduces new methods and techniques that are only just starting to be available.”

As part of the new Heart of Excellence, one of the preliminary assignments will be to produce Device discovering remedies for programs throughout the numerical temperature prediction workflow that are personalized in direction of the desires of Earth program modelling. A next challenge will seem to produce a CPU-GPU-based version of ECMWF’s Built-in Forecasting Method (IFS) and the wave product WAM, and to prepare the ECMWF products-technology pipeline and info-centric workflows for new systems.

As part of the Atos Heart of Excellence (CoE) in Advanced Computing, the Temperature & Local climate CoE is Atos’ next CoE focused to HPC, AI and quantum systems which is targeted on a scientific domain. The 1st currently being released on 8 July, jointly with the Wellcome Genome Campus and which is targeted on Lifestyle Sciences.


Complex Particulars

The research will be powered by ECMWF’s new Atos BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, one of the most powerful meteorological supercomputers in the entire world. The program is geared up with BullSequana X2415 blades, making use of NVIDIA’s up coming-technology graphics processing unit architecture, the NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Core GPU, and is supported by Atos Codex AI Suite, the most comprehensive AI computer software suite on the industry. This will deliver innovative GPU computing and AI capacity to permit ECMWF researchers to pace-up processing instances on the most complex info, enabling them to acquire insights more quickly, working with the energy of deep discovering and analytics.

The Heart of Excellence will also have accessibility to Atos’ Quantum Finding out Device (QLM), the most innovative Quantum Computing Simulator available right now, to investigate how quantum computing could impact temperature and local weather prediction in the foreseeable future. The Heart will also be supported by specialist staff from AMD, Mellanox, Nvidia and DDN, letting it to investigate accelerated computing techniques as perfectly as concerns related to storage and info accessibility.

About Atos

Atos is a world-wide chief in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 employees in 73 countries and once-a-year profits of € 12 billion. European quantity one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Significant-Performance Computing, the Team provides close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Info, Small business Programs and Electronic Place of work remedies. In the British isles & Eire Atos delivers enterprise technological know-how remedies for some of the country’s premier general public and private sector organisations The Team is the Around the world Information and facts Technological innovation Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates below the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The intent of Atos is to assist design and style the foreseeable future of the info place. Its know-how and solutions help the progress of information, education and learning and research in a multicultural strategy and lead to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Team allows its shoppers and employees, and customers of societies at significant to reside, work and produce sustainably, in a harmless and protected info place.

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Headquartered in Reading through in the British isles, and with its info centre in Bologna, Italy, ECMWF is an impartial intergovernmental corporation supported by 34 Member and Co-operating States throughout Europe and retains the premier archive of numerical temperature prediction info in the entire world. Its primary mission is to deliver its end users with numerical temperature predictions covering medium to lengthy ranges. More than the previous couple years, ECMWF has also formulated a robust partnership with the EU and is an entrusted entity for the implementation and operation of the Local climate Adjust and Environment Monitoring Services of the ground-breaking EU Copernicus Programme.

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