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

Elvera Bartels

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

Atos has been chosen by the Galician Supercomputing Center (CESGA), to design, produce and put in a new supercomputing process, named Finisterrae III, based mostly on Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputing architecture, that will multiply the latest capacities of the middle by twelve, when supplying enormous storage ability. The contract also incorporates a thirty-qubit Atos Quantum Discovering Equipment (Atos QLM30), which locations CESGA as a pioneer in Spain in quantum simulation.

CESGA will use the supercomputer for investigation assignments in collaboration with university and sector scientists in Galicia for a variety of strategic spots of science and engineering this sort of as nanotechnology, new elements and industrial procedures, overall health and lifestyle sciences and ocean sciences. It will also boost the use of HPC and Big Info in SMEs.

It will permit buyers to adopt new Synthetic Intelligence, Equipment Discovering and Deep Discovering approaches and use these in supercomputing. It will also boost Sector four. and the Industrial Digital Innovation Hub of Galicia, bringing supercomputing approaches to public administrations and extending the use of supercomputing to other spots of information, this sort of as Social Sciences and Humanities.

The fundamental design principle of the Finisterrae III task is to present a effortless, open up, successful, adaptable, and adaptable infrastructure for various computational paradigms. In this perception, the task will present access to emerging technologies, specifically Quantum Computing, many thanks to the Atos QLM, which will permit professionals, developers, and buyers to educate on the device.

“We are happy to present CESGA with this new supercomputing process designed with the newest technologies which is also a responsible and higher-effectiveness instrument that contributes to the development of science and engineering”, explained Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos. “With this new contract Atos confirms its know-how in delivering higher-effectiveness computing solutions, opening computing new horizons to the frequently demanding needs of our buyers.”

The aims of CESGA are the universalization of Study, Progress and Innovation (R&D&I), facilitating access to these methods to a higher quantity of entities and corporations, as effectively as producing a connection in between spots of information (mainstreaming) and supporting the expanding complexity of investigations.

Quantum simulation

The Atos QLM is a simulator that permits buyers to create, enhance and examination quantum purposes. Combining an extremely-compact, higher-powered device with a universal programming language. It permits scientists and engineers to create and experiment with quantum software program and is the world’s only quantum software program advancement and simulation equipment. The process simulates the rules of physics, which are at the heart of quantum computing, to determine the specific execution of a quantum method with double-digit precision.

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

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Complex specifications:

Finisterrae III will multiply the computing ability of the prior CESGA supercomputer by twelve, supplying a computing electric power of four PetaFLOPS as a result of 354 computing nodes equipped with newest generation Intel Xeon Ice Lake 8352Y processors of 32 cores at two.2GHz.

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

Jointly, the supercomputer nodes have 118 TB combination memory and five PB disk storage ability based mostly on NetApp engineering.

Storage – For regional storage, nodes include things like NVMe SSD stable state drives, with an combination ability of 355TB and blazing-fast knowledge input/ output velocity. The new process also has a twenty PB ability long term knowledge storage subsystem.

Interconnect – The nodes are linked by a higher ability, pretty minimal latency Infiniband HDR100 interconnect network.

About Atos

Atos is a worldwide leader in electronic transformation with one hundred and five,000 staff and annual income of more than € 11 billion. European quantity a single in cybersecurity, cloud and higher effectiveness computing, the Group presents tailored conclude-to-conclude solutions for all industries in seventy one international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization services and goods, Atos is fully commited to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its consumers. Atos operates under the brand names Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to help design the potential of the data space. Its know-how and services guidance the advancement of information, schooling and investigation in a multicultural technique and lead to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the environment, the Group permits its buyers and staff, and members of societies at big to reside, do the job and create sustainably, in a safe and protected data space.

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