Atos boosts supercomputing performance at German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) by 5 with new BullSequana

Paris, 22 June 2020

Atos, a world wide chief in electronic transformation, has signed a new 5-year deal with the German Weather Computing Centre (DKRZ) to supply a supercomputer centered on its most recent BullSequana XH2000 technology to increase DKRZ’s computing ability by 5, compared to the presently functioning significant-performance personal computer “Mistral” which was presented by Atos in 2015. The new techniques will be readily available at the DKRZ from mid-2021.

BullSequana to accelerate and deliver more precise forecasting

Just as a new, more strong telescope delivers more in-depth photos from space, a more strong supercomputer will allow for more in-depth simulations and as a result further insights into weather activities. This significant increase in computing ability will help researchers at DKRZ to use regionally more in-depth weather and earth program products in foreseeable future, to incorporate more processes in calculations, to simulate lengthier time intervals, or to more accurately seize normal weather variability employing ensemble calculations and as a result cut down uncertainties. This is accompanied by a robust increase in the details that is calculated and then saved and evaluated. The BullSequana is an effective computing and details administration resolution, critical for weather modelling and the ensuing details volumes, to market environmental investigate and deliver more trustworthy, in-depth results.

Prof. Thomas Ludwig, CEO at DKRZ says: “Our significant-performance personal computer is the heart all over which our services for science are grouped. We’re definitely satisfied to be doing the job with Atos yet again. With the new program, our consumers will be capable to gain new insights into the weather program and deliver even more in-depth results. This issues primary investigate, but also more utilized fields of investigate these as enhanced recent weather projections. This way, we help gain fundamental insights for weather adjust adaptation.”

Damien Déclat, Group VP, Head of HPC, AI & Quantum Organization Operations at Atos, points out: “With our robust experience and expertise we have been capable to efficiently structure the DKRZ resolution integrating it competently with the BullSequana XH2000 system’s finest-of-breed factors to improve DKRZ’s output workloads. We look forward to continuing this joint effort to anticipate the up coming phases as effectively as to adapt apps and requirements to the up coming processor technology and other accelerating factors.”

Atos is a expert in the provision of foremost systems for some of the world’s foremost facilities in the Temperature Forecasting and Weather local community, these as the European Centre for Medium-Selection Temperature Forecasts and the French Meteorological Support Météo-France and has worked carefully together to improve apps, discover and anticipate new systems, and look for increased effectiveness and lessened TCOs.

Technological requirements

The Atos resolution is centered on its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer and will be a single of the initially geared up with the up coming technology of AMD EPYC x86 processors. The interconnect makes use of NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand HDR 200G technology and the details storage resolution relies on DDN gear. The last program will consist of all over 3,000 computing nodes with a overall peak performance of sixteen PetaFlops, 800 Terabytes key memory and a one hundred twenty Petabytes storage program.


The new program is value 32.5 million euros, which is getting presented by the Helmholtz Association of German Analysis Centres, the Max Planck Culture and the Cost-free and Hanseatic Metropolis of Hamburg.

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About DKRZ

The German Weather Computing Heart (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ) is a central services centre for German weather and earth program investigate. Its significant performance personal computers, details storage and services type the central investigate infrastructure for simulation-centered weather science in Germany.

Aside from providing computing ability, details storage capability and complex aid for products and simulations in weather investigate, DKRZ delivers its scientific consumers an extensive portfolio of tailor-designed services. It maintains and develops software computer software applicable to weather investigate and supports its consumers in matters of details processing. Finally, DKRZ also participates in nationwide and intercontinental joint projects and cooperations with the aim of increasing the infrastructure for weather modeling.

DKRZ was established on November 11, 1987 and took up its services on January one, 1988. It is a non-gain and non-industrial limited firm with four shareholders:

  • The Max Planck Culture
  • The Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, represented by the University of Hamburg
  • The Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Analysis
  • and the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht – Centre for Components and Coastal Analysis (HZG)

Also, DKRZ is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and learning and Analysis and the The Helmholtz Association of German Analysis Centres.

DKRZ delivers its methods (computing time, challenging-generate storage and archive capability, consultancy and visualizations) no cost of demand. Any scientists conducting investigate in the subject of weather and earth program science in Germany, and necessitating HPC methods for their get the job done may possibly implement for methods at DKRZ.

DKRZ engages about eighty workforce, predominantly with a history in normal and/or personal computer sciences and is devided into a few scientific departments

Contacts presse :
Thomas Ludwig | DKRZ | [email protected] | +forty nine forty 460094 200

Michael Böttinger | DKRZ | [email protected] | +forty nine forty 460094 344

About Atos

Atos is a world wide chief in electronic transformation with 110,000 workforce in seventy three nations around the world and once-a-year income of € 12 billion. European variety a single in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Superior-Performance Computing, the Group delivers stop-to-stop Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Huge Facts, Organization Apps and Digital Workplace methods. The Group is the All over the world Info Technology Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates below the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europ
aea), shown on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The reason of Atos is to help structure the foreseeable future of the details space. Its experience and services aid the growth of information, education and learning and investigate in a multicultural solution and lead to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Group allows its buyers and workforce, and members of societies at substantial to reside, get the job done and create sustainably, in a safe and safe details space.

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