Paris, 22 June 2020
Atos, a world wide leader in digital transformation, has signed a new 5-yr deal with the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) to offer a supercomputer primarily based on its latest BullSequana XH2000 technological innovation to maximize DKRZ’s computing power by 5, as opposed to the now functioning high-general performance pc “Mistral” which was furnished by Atos in 2015. The new programs will be offered at the DKRZ from mid-2021.
BullSequana to speed up and produce more specific forecasting
Just as a new, more powerful telescope presents more detailed photos from house, a more powerful supercomputer will allow for more detailed simulations and so further insights into local climate events. This substantial maximize in computing power will help researchers at DKRZ to use regionally more detailed local climate and earth procedure products in long run, to involve more procedures in calculations, to simulate longer time durations, or to more precisely capture natural local climate variability making use of ensemble calculations and so lessen uncertainties. This is accompanied by a potent maximize in the knowledge that is calculated and then saved and evaluated. The BullSequana is an economical computing and knowledge management remedy, essential for local climate modelling and the ensuing knowledge volumes, to endorse environmental exploration and produce more reputable, detailed final results.
Prof. Thomas Ludwig, CEO at DKRZ claims: “Our high-general performance pc is the coronary heart close to which our products and services for science are grouped. We’re seriously happy to be doing the job with Atos all over again. With the new procedure, our buyers will be capable to obtain new insights into the local climate procedure and produce even more detailed final results. This worries standard exploration, but also more used fields of exploration this kind of as enhanced present local climate projections. This way, we assist obtain essential insights for local climate alter adaptation.”
Damien Déclat, Group VP, Head of HPC, AI & Quantum Business Operations at Atos, describes: “With our potent know-how and practical experience we have been capable to efficiently style and design the DKRZ remedy integrating it proficiently with the BullSequana XH2000 system’s most effective-of-breed elements to improve DKRZ’s generation workloads. We look ahead to continuing this joint effort and hard work to foresee the future phases as perfectly as to adapt applications and needs to the future processor technology and other accelerating elements.”
Atos is a expert in the provision of foremost technologies for some of the world’s foremost facilities in the Climate Forecasting and Climate group, this kind of as the European Centre for Medium-Variety Climate Forecasts and the French Meteorological Provider Météo-France and has labored intently collectively to improve applications, investigate and foresee new technologies, and look for enhanced effectiveness and minimized TCOs.
Technological technical specs
The Atos remedy is primarily based on its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer and will be one of the initial equipped with the future technology of AMD EPYC x86 processors. The interconnect utilizes NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand HDR 200G technological innovation and the knowledge storage remedy relies on DDN machines. The closing procedure will consist of close to three,000 computing nodes with a complete peak general performance of 16 PetaFlops, 800 Terabytes primary memory and a 120 Petabytes storage procedure.
The new procedure is well worth 32.5 million euros, which is remaining furnished by the Helmholtz Affiliation of German Study Centres, the Max Planck Society and the No cost and Hanseatic Metropolis of Hamburg.
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The German Climate Computing Middle (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ) is a central provider centre for German local climate and earth procedure exploration. Its high general performance personal computers, knowledge storage and products and services type the central exploration infrastructure for simulation-primarily based local climate science in Germany.
Aside from providing computing power, knowledge storage capability and complex assistance for products and simulations in local climate exploration, DKRZ offers its scientific buyers an in depth portfolio of tailor-designed products and services. It maintains and develops application software package appropriate to local climate exploration and supports its buyers in matters of knowledge processing. Lastly, DKRZ also participates in nationwide and worldwide joint projects and cooperations with the goal of enhancing the infrastructure for local climate modeling.
DKRZ was founded on November eleven, 1987 and took up its products and services on January 1, 1988. It is a non-income and non-commercial limited organization with 4 shareholders:
- The Max Planck Society
- The Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, represented by the University of Hamburg
- The Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Study
- and the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht – Centre for Materials and Coastal Study (HZG)
Additionally, DKRZ is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Schooling and Study and the The Helmholtz Affiliation of German Study Centres.
DKRZ presents its assets (computing time, difficult-generate storage and archive capability, consultancy and visualizations) free of charge of demand. Any scientists conducting exploration in the field of local climate and earth procedure science in Germany, and requiring HPC assets for their get the job done may possibly utilize for assets at DKRZ.
DKRZ engages about 80 staff, mainly with a track record in natural and/or pc sciences and is devided into three scientific departments
Atos is a world wide leader in digital transformation with 110,000 staff in seventy three international locations and yearly revenue of € twelve billion. European quantity one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Efficiency Computing, the Group presents conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Massive Info, Business Applications and Digital Office answers. The Group is the Around the world Info Technology Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates less than the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
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