“A Whole New Dimension of Processing Power”: Paderborn University Commissions Atos to Build a New Supercomputer

München (Germany), Paris, France, June 23 2021

one hundred forty,000 processing cores, the pretty latest generation of superior-tech functions, and compact adequate to in shape within a squash court – Paderborn College is getting a new supercomputer. “Noctua two,” the undertaking title supplied to the second expansion stage of the “Noctua” set up in 2018, will be created by sector chief Atos and is anticipated to be set up by the conclude of the yr. With a complete financing volume of a lot more than fourteen million euros, it will be the to start with supercomputer to shift into the new HPC (Superior Effectiveness Computing) facility at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (Pctwo). The investigation making is almost concluded. Half of the HPC system is becoming financed by the State of North Rhine-Westfalia and the federal government’s investigation buildings program, as well as by investment decision resources from the newly launched Verbund der Nationalen Hochleistungsrechenzentren (Affiliation of Countrywide Superior Effectiveness Computing Centers, NHR), which Paderborn College joined at the beginning of the yr.

Atos will provide, assemble and set up Noctua two, which will be operated by the PC2, and will also deal with maintenance of the system for the up coming 5 years. The Pctwo has considerable expertise with operating huge parallel laptop units and superior-overall performance computing (HPC). Researchers there have been finding out the successful use of supercomputers for quite a few years presently, and they function superior overall performance laptop units that serve university researchers in the course of the whole Ostwestfalen-Lippe location and nationwide as section of the NHR affiliation. “With Atos, we have an marketplace-main husband or wife at our aspect. The Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing provides prime researchers accessibility to ultramodern computing potential. In buy to get the up coming stage towards potential protection in this area, we have to have experienced industry experts to assist us produce and function electricity-successful HPC units. Atos amazed us with its decades of expertise,” says Prof. Dr. Christian Plessl from Paderborn College and Chair of the Pctwo.

The new system from Atos has pretty minimal in general operating expenditures, in individual many thanks to the cost-free-cooling aspect of the BullSequana XH2000. Its patented direct liquid cooling (DLC) approach takes advantage of one hundred % warm water, which means it consumes significantly less electricity than equivalent units and reduces in general electricity use. For the university, that means electricity-successful operation of the superior-overall performance units. Making use of the condition-of-the-artwork Atos technological know-how will give Paderborn College the vital foundation for superior-top quality, timely and versatile data assessment. The use of revolutionary technologies also means lengthy-time period investment decision protection for the university, and addresses the biggest attainable range of applications – for instance considerable simulations for physics and chemistry or equipment studying, all of which call for huge processing ability.

“The latest technologies and to start with-course IT products are the basis for quite a few scientific studies. That’s why we are so pleased to be capable to develop even far better framework problems for national and worldwide cutting-edge investigation with Noctua two,” says Professor Birgitt Riegraf, President of Paderborn College.

“As the main European service provider in the area of supercomputing, Atos is in the best position to equip Paderborn College and its investigation with superb technological know-how. We are pleased that we ended up capable to get the tender, and we will give Paderborn College with the present day, hugely readily available and versatile supercomputer infrastructure, like years of maintenance support, that is needed for outstanding science and investigation,” says Dr. Martin Matzke, Head of Huge Information & Safety Atos Central Europe.

“In buy to guarantee the best attainable top quality for scientific simulations and data assessment, and to assure that Paderborn College continues to be well-positioned for the potential, present day IT infrastructure is essential. At the similar time, expense-efficiency is critical in operating these present day units. That particularly incorporates ability use and cooling,” says Simone Probst, Vice President for Financial and Staff Administration at Paderborn College. The challenge was to come across the optimal combination of the best overall performance and operation choices, minimal in general operating expenditures – particularly for electricity efficiency and water cooling – the configuration of a variety of nodes (computing nodes, FPGA nodes, superior-pace network, parallel storage system) and appropriate operation for the cluster management system (person natural environment).

Dr. Jens Simon, Plant Supervisor for the Pctwo, is seeking ahead to the installation of the new laptop: “With a lot more than one hundred forty,000 processor cores from the latest AMD Milan 7763 CPU generation and the particularly superior-overall performance Nvidia A100-40 GPU accelerators, we are moving into a full new dimension of processing ability. It will give our people a pretty successful large-scale investigation unit that functions the latest technologies.”

Atos is having section in this year’s Discussion board Teratec, the International Convention for Simulation, HPC/HPDA, AI & Quantum from 22-24 June. Take a look at our virtual booth, learn our methods and hear to our VIPs and industry experts in this article.

Atos will also be at the virtual and on-demand from customers ISC, the worldwide Convention for HPC, equipment studying and superior-overall performance data analytics from 24 June – two July. Locate out a lot more about our meeting classes as well as new methods to be launched at the party in this article.


Complex information and facts:
BullSequana XH2000: For all computing nodes cooled with warm water
BullSequana X2410 with AMD Milan 7763 CPUs
BullSequana X2415 with Nvidia A100-40 GPUs
BullSequana X400 FPGA nodes
Nvidia/Mellanox InfiniBand HDR/HDR100 Interconnect
DDN 7990X storage with a Lustre file system (6PB of usable storage)
Atos Smart Administration Center (SMC) software program suite for system management

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