“Topaze”: a new computer at the CCRT co-designed by Atos and the CEA to meet the challenges of high-performance computing and data processing

Paris, France – June 23 2021

The CEA and its companions at the Investigation and Technological know-how Computing Heart (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, primarily based on the BullSequana XH2000 solution from Atos, and installed in the CEA’s Incredibly Large Computing Heart (TGCC[1]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open up to the to start with users at the conclusion of June 2021, to start off the ‘Grand Challenges’ period, for quite substantial-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is portion of Atos’ variety of HPC supercomputers, acquired adhering to a call for tenders, and is the consequence of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Armed service Applications Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing electrical power of all-around eight.eight petaflops[two].

The new computer involves a basic-function partition of 864 nodes outfitted with the most current AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of 48 nodes primarily based on Nvidia A100 processors and four quite substantial memory nodes. A DDN[three] storage technique with a potential of approximately three petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation portion.

As companions of the CCRT, the teams 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 Methods, Thales Alenia Space and Valeo will have obtain to the most current generation of computing and information processing resources demanded for the success of their projects.

High-functionality electronic simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in a lot of fields, these kinds of as research on the growth of new plane and helicopter engines, vitality and ecological transition systems, the design and protection of nuclear reactors, environmental threat examination, the design of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the analyze of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the design and manufacture of tires and integrated devices for vehicles, investigate into new components, and the growth of additional environmentally helpful cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership design, set up in 2003, has demonstrated its capacity to respond in a sustainable way tailor-made to the increasing requirements of industry. It gives a wide variety of skills in the subject of superior-functionality calculations and processing, combining stability, innovation and adaptability in the use of resources. This design is primarily based on a lot of discussions and operating periods between the companions in get to share requirements and responses.


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About Atos

Atos is a worldwide leader in electronic transformation with 105,000 staff and annual income of in excess of € eleven billion. European selection a single in cybersecurity, cloud and superior functionality computing, the Group gives tailor-made conclusion-to-conclusion alternatives for all industries in 71 international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization providers and products and solutions, Atos is dedicated to a safe and decarbonized electronic for its purchasers. Atos operates below the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The function of Atos is to support design the future of the facts room. Its knowledge and providers help the growth of expertise, education and learning and investigate in a multicultural approach and add to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Group enables its customers and staff, and members of societies at substantial to stay, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and sound and safe facts room. www.atos.web

About the CEA

The CEA is a critical participant in investigate, growth and innovation in four primary regions: vitality transition, electronic transition, technology for the medication of the future and defense and stability. With a workforce of 20,000 people today, primarily based in nine sites outfitted with quite substantial-scale investigate infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative jobs with a substantial selection of educational and industrial companions, in France, Europe and all over the world.

For additional facts: www.cea.fr

By means of its Armed service Applications Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s defense and stability systems. It styles, manufactures and guarantees the protection and trustworthiness of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It styles and can make the nuclear steam supply devices that electrical power the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also gives technological help to the Authorities aimed at preventing nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as very well as offering its knowledge to recommend the French Defense Ministry on assessing and controlling the effects of traditional weapons devices and their vulnerability.

[1] The CEA’s Incredibly Large Computing Heart (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by teams from the DAM Île-de-France middle and intended to host supercomputers, with all the computing resources and providers tailored to superior-functionality electronic processing.

[two] 1 million billion functions for each next.

[three] DataDirect Networks

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