Ghent University engages Atos to build third Tier1 VSC supercomputer supporting research in Flanders

Paris, France Ghent, Belgium – 24 June 2020 Atos, a world leader in electronic transformation,…

Paris, France Ghent, Belgium – 24 June 2020

Atos, a world leader in electronic transformation, announces that it has signed a six-yr agreement for a benefit of above ten Million Euro with Ghent University (UGent) to produce the subsequent Tier1 supercomputer for the Flemish Supercomputer Middle VSC. This supercomputer will assist researchers from academic study establishments, governing administration and industry to pace up time-consuming calculations and resolve complex computational challenges: from modeling weather and local climate change to supporting the progress of renewable energy and accelerating the research for new drugs. Most significantly, supercomputers have just lately been instrumental in study combatting COVID-19, which include in Flanders.

Antoine Kerrinckx, CEO at Atos in Belux: “Technological know-how is turning into increasingly crucial in our modern society. We imagine it is really crucial that researchers have the proper applications and infrastructure at their disposal. We are delighted to contribute to the development of science and technology with the shipping of our Atos supercomputer.”

Atos will equip the new Tier1 supercomputer with BullSequana XH2000 technology and its BullSequana X Supercomputer Suite as the application stack. This innovative application atmosphere for Large Efficiency Computing and AI will allow end-end users to build and operate the very important application codes that are applied throughout the diverse study and progress fields inside of the VSC, such as elements design, engineering, weather/local climate modeling and bioinformatics.

This will be the 3rd Tier1 supercomputer that the VSC installs in Flanders. The very first just one ‘muk’ was installed at Ghent University in 2012, succeeded by ‘BrENIAC’ at KU Leuven in 2016. Now, in 2020, a new Tier1 supercomputer will once more be installed at the Ghent University infrastructure hub of the Flemish Supercomputer Middle VSC. The VSC is a partnership involving the five Flemish universities and is managed by the Exploration Fund – Flanders (FWO). VSC encourages the use of scientific and technological computing in the Flemish academic and industrial landscape, supplying dedicated infrastructure, instruction and expert services. Funding is provided by the Flemish governing administration, department of Financial state, Science and Innovation.

Hilde Crevits, Flemish Minister for Financial state, Science and Innovation reported: “One of the points that the COVID-19 pandemic has obviously exemplified is that state-of-the-art infrastructure, which include supercomputers, are very important to allow strong study and progress in Flanders. I am proud that our steady infrastructure investments assist advance Flemish groundbreaking capabilities in R&D.”

The new supercomputer is scheduled for shipping at Ghent University in This fall 2020. A further enlargement of this program is planned for 2022.

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Specialized details

The configuration is made up of five racks with the next components:
• ninety eight BullSequana X2410 blades (294 nodes), every single node equipped with the AMD Rome 7H12 CPUs and 256GB of RAM (16GB*[email protected] dims)
• fourteen BullSequana X2410 blades (42 nodes), every single node equipped with the AMD Rome 7H12 CPUs and 512GB of RAM (32GB*[email protected] dims)
• 20 BullSequana X2415 blades equipped with the new Nvidia RedStone board embedding the Nvidia A100-forty GPUs (x4)
• DDN multi-tier EXAScaler solution with a Hybrid ES7990X and all flash SFA200NVX to produce above a hundred TB of accelerated flash general performance and four PB of lengthy term storage.

About Atos
Atos is a world leader in electronic transformation with one hundred ten,000 workers in seventy three nations around the world and once-a-year revenue of € twelve billion. European range just one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Large-Efficiency Computing, the Group delivers end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Facts, Enterprise Apps and Electronic Office answers. The Group is the Around the globe Details Technological know-how Spouse for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates below the brand names Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The reason of Atos is to assist design the long term of the info area. Its expertise and expert services assistance the progress of know-how, education and study in a multicultural tactic and contribute to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the entire world, the Group enables its clients and workers, and users of societies at large to are living, function and build sustainably, in a secure and secure info area.

Press contacts Atos:
Benelux: Lise Kleijn | [email protected] | +31 six 831 sixty nine 358 |
World wide: Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 six seventy three sixty four 04 eighteen | @laurajanefau

About VSC
The Flemish Supercomputer Middle (Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum – VSC) is a partnership involving the five Flemish universities and their college associations. This consortium provides together knowhow in scientific and technological computing (which include significant general performance computing, significant throughput computing, cloud computing and data processing) in Flanders, and homes infrastructure in four hubs: the datacenters of the universities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Leuven. The VSC is managed by the Exploration Fund – Flanders (FWO).

The VSC encourages the use of scientific and technological computing in the Flemish academic and industrial landscape. To this end, it offers infrastructure, instruction and expert services. In addition, VSC functions as a lever to promote the value of scientific and technological computing and its included benefit to modern society.

Press make contact with Ghent University:
Ewald Pauwels | [email protected] | +32 nine 264 4716 |