Atos multiplies supercomputing capacity by 12 at CESGA in Spain with new “Finisterrae III”

Joseph B. Hash

Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain), Paris (France) July 29, 2021

Atos has been picked by the Galician Supercomputing Centre (CESGA), to layout, supply and put in a new supercomputing technique, named Finisterrae III, centered on Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputing architecture, that will multiply the present capacities of the center by twelve, when offering massive storage ability. The deal also incorporates a thirty-qubit Atos Quantum Studying Device (Atos QLM30), which spots CESGA as a pioneer in Spain in quantum simulation.

CESGA will use the supercomputer for exploration projects in collaboration with university and field researchers in Galicia for different strategic places of science and technological know-how these kinds of as nanotechnology, new components and industrial processes, wellbeing and lifestyle sciences and ocean sciences. It will also boost the use of HPC and Massive Details in SMEs.

It will help consumers to undertake new Synthetic Intelligence, Device Studying and Deep Studying techniques and use these in supercomputing. It will also boost Marketplace 4. and the Industrial Electronic Innovation Hub of Galicia, bringing supercomputing techniques to general public administrations and extending the use of supercomputing to other places of awareness, these kinds of as Social Sciences and Humanities.

The basic layout basic principle of the Finisterrae III task is to provide a practical, open up, productive, versatile, and adaptable infrastructure for unique computational paradigms. In this perception, the task will provide accessibility to rising systems, specially Quantum Computing, thanks to the Atos QLM, which will help specialists, builders, and consumers to prepare on the device.

“We are very pleased to provide CESGA with this new supercomputing technique created with the hottest systems which is also a dependable and large-overall performance software that contributes to the advancement of science and technological know-how”, mentioned Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos. “With this new deal Atos confirms its experience in offering large-overall performance computing answers, opening computing new horizons to the consistently demanding wants of our prospects.”

The objectives of CESGA are the universalization of Analysis, Enhancement and Innovation (R&D&I), facilitating accessibility to these assets to a greater selection of entities and companies, as effectively as developing a backlink amongst places of awareness (mainstreaming) and supporting the increasing complexity of investigations.

Quantum simulation

The Atos QLM is a simulator that enables consumers to create, enhance and examination quantum programs. Combining an extremely-compact, large-run device with a universal programming language. It enables researchers and engineers to create and experiment with quantum software and is the world’s only quantum software development and simulation equipment. The technique simulates the rules of physics, which are at the coronary heart of quantum computing, to compute the precise execution of a quantum system with double-digit precision.

For extra information on the Finisterrae III task, stop by the CESGA web-site: https://www.cesga.es/en/what-we-do/supercomputing/

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Specialized specs:

Finisterrae III will multiply the computing ability of the earlier CESGA supercomputer by twelve, offering a computing electricity of 4 PetaFLOPS as a result of 354 computing nodes outfitted with hottest generation Intel Xeon Ice Lake 8352Y processors of 32 cores at 2.2GHz.

It also incorporates a overall of one hundred forty four GPU accelerators: Nvidia A100 and Nvidia T4 GPU.

With each other, the supercomputer nodes have 118 TB combination memory and five PB disk storage ability centered on NetApp technological know-how.

Storage – For nearby storage, nodes include things like NVMe SSD reliable point out drives, with an combination ability of 355TB and blazing-speedy information enter/ output pace. The new technique also has a 20 PB ability long-lasting information storage subsystem.

Interconnect – The nodes are related by a large ability, pretty very low latency Infiniband HDR100 interconnect community.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in electronic transformation with 105,000 staff and yearly income of over € eleven billion. European selection one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and large overall performance computing, the Team presents tailored close-to-close answers for all industries in seventy one nations. A pioneer in decarbonization products and services and goods, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized electronic for its consumers. Atos operates underneath the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The intent of Atos is to help layout the upcoming of the information room. Its experience and products and services help the development of awareness, instruction and exploration in a multicultural approach and add to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Team enables its prospects and staff, and associates of societies at substantial to live, function and create sustainably, in a protected and secure information room.

Press Contacts:

World wide: Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 6 73 64 04 eighteen | @laurajanefau

Spain: Christian Suell | [email protected] | +34 91 038 98 27

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