“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 associates at the Analysis and Technology Computing Centre (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, dependent on the BullSequana XH2000 option from Atos, and put in in the CEA’s Incredibly Huge Computing Centre (TGCC[one]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open up to the first buyers at the end of June 2021, to start the ‘Grand Challenges’ period, for really substantial-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is component of Atos’ variety of HPC supercomputers, acquired next a simply call for tenders, and is the end result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Armed service Apps Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing power of all around eight.eight petaflops[two].

The new personal computer incorporates a common-reason partition of 864 nodes geared up with the most up-to-date AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of forty eight nodes dependent on Nvidia A100 processors and 4 really substantial memory nodes. A DDN[3] storage method with a capacity of somewhere around 3 petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation component.

atos-topazeAs associates of the CCRT, the groups 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 Devices, Thales Alenia Room and Valeo will have access to the most up-to-date era of computing and knowledge processing means essential for the accomplishment of their projects.

Large-performance electronic simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in many fields, such as research on the enhancement of new plane and helicopter engines, energy and ecological transition technologies, the design and basic safety of nuclear reactors, environmental possibility evaluation, the design of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the research of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the design and manufacture of tires and integrated programs for cars, investigation into new components, and the enhancement of extra environmentally friendly cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership model, proven in 2003, has shown its potential to answer in a sustainable way tailored to the rising desires of field. It features a wide variety of competencies in the area of higher-performance calculations and processing, combining protection, innovation and flexibility in the use of means. This model is dependent on a lot of discussions and doing work periods concerning the associates in buy to share desires and comments.


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About Atos

Atos is a world chief in electronic transformation with one hundred and five,000 workforce and annual profits of over € 11 billion. European amount just one in cybersecurity, cloud and higher performance computing, the Group presents tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in seventy one nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and products and solutions, Atos is fully commited to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its customers. Atos operates beneath the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The reason of Atos is to aid design the long term of the data house. Its expertise and expert services assistance the enhancement of know-how, education and learning and investigation in a multicultural strategy and contribute to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the earth, the Group allows its prospects and workforce, and users of societies at substantial to live, perform and build sustainably, in a safe and protected data house. www.atos.internet

About the CEA

The CEA is a important participant in investigation, enhancement and innovation in 4 primary regions: energy transition, electronic transition, technological know-how for the medication of the long term and protection and protection. With a workforce of twenty,000 men and women, dependent in nine sites geared up with really substantial-scale investigation infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative tasks with a substantial amount of academic and industrial associates, in France, Europe and throughout the world.

For extra data: www.cea.fr

Via its Armed service Apps Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s protection and protection plans. It models, manufactures and ensures the basic safety and trustworthiness of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It models and would make the nuclear steam offer programs that power the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also presents complex assistance to the Authorities aimed at avoiding nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as well as delivering its expertise to suggest the French Protection Ministry on examining and taking care of the outcomes of conventional weapons programs and their vulnerability.

[one] The CEA’s Incredibly Huge Computing Centre (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by groups from the DAM Île-de-France middle and built to host supercomputers, with all the computing means and expert services adapted to higher-performance electronic processing.

[two] one million billion operations for every next.

[3] DataDirect Networks

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