Atos’ BullSequana powers the first EuroHPC supercomputer operational at IZUM in Slovenia

Dependent on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000, the ‘Vega’ supercomputer was inaugurated at the Institute of Data Science (IZUM) in Slovenia

Maribor (Slovenia), Paris (France) April 21, 2021

Atos and the Institute of Data Science (IZUM) in Maribor, Slovenia, right now announce that the initial EuroHPC supercomputer is now operational. This is the ‘Vega’ supercomputer, primarily based on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 architecture, which is now installed pursuing a commence-up ceremony hosted by IZUM with the Primary Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Janša, in attendance, with each other with the Govt Vice-President of the European Fee Margrethe Vestager, the Minister of Education and learning, Science and Activity Dr. Simona Kustec and the Govt Director of EuroHPC Joint Enterprise Anders Dam Jensen.

Vega, the greatest supercomputer in the state, is primarily based at IZUM, a community infrastructural institution and analysis organization recognized by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. It will be made use of to support the improvement of primary scientific, community sector and industrial apps in a lot of domains, like personalized medicine, bio-engineering, temperature forecasting, combat towards climate alter and finding new materials and medication.

It will deliver scientists from Slovenia and the EuroHPC community with a modern-day infrastructure delivering utmost general performance for computing, data processing, significant-general performance data evaluation (HPDA), Synthetic Intelligence (AI) and Equipment Learning design improvement with quickly community connectivity to other computing facilities in Slovenia and Europe.

Dr. Aleš Bošnjak, Director of IZUM: We’re delighted to announce the commence-up of the initial EuroHPC supercomputer listed here in Slovenia. Now we can push forward our analysis and innovation jobs, in distinct our HPC RIVR job design objectives, supporting Slovenian and European scientists and customers from the community and market sectors, to meet up with new difficulties and further more lead to the regional and European HPC initiatives.”

Named Vega, right after Slovenian mathematician Jurij Vega, the new petascale supercomputer will be co-owned and jointly operated by the EuroHPC JU (The European High-General performance Computing Joint Enterprise). Able of executing a lot more than 6,8 petaflops (6,8 million billion calculations for each 2nd), the procedure will be among the world’s top five supercomputers.

Agnes Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos concluded “As the primary European supercomputer manufacturer, we are proud to be contributing toward advancing analysis and innovation in Slovenia and in Europe. ‘Vega’, as element of the EuroHPC plan and community, is element of a European worldclass supercomputing ecosystem and will aid Europe contend globally in strategic domains these as artificial intelligence, bio-engineering and the combat towards climate alter.”

Atos was awarded a five-yr €17.three million euro deal to offer, set up and keep the BullSequana XH2000 ‘Vega’ supercomputer.


Technological Data

  • twelve x BullSequana XH2000 Immediate Liquid cooling racks
  • 8PF Linpack General performance (Rmax)
  • 960 CPU nodes with AMD EPYC 7H12 processors
  • sixty GPU nodes with four x NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs every
  • Total 325TB of memory
  • 1PB of usable storage for High Performace storage
  • 18PB of usable storage for Large Capability Storage
  • Infiniband HDR Interconnect
  • 38 x Atos Sequana x400 sequence assistance node

About Atos

Atos is a worldwide chief in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 workers and once-a-year earnings of in excess of € eleven billion. European selection 1 in cybersecurity, cloud and significant general performance computing, the Team provides tailor-made stop-to-stop answers for all industries in seventy one countries. A pioneer in decarbonization companies and goods, Atos is committed to a safe and decarbonized digital for its purchasers. Atos operates underneath the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The intent of Atos is to aid design the long term of the info place. Its abilities and companies support the improvement of information, instruction and analysis in a multicultural approach and lead to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the earth, the Team enables its shoppers and workers, and users of societies at substantial to dwell, work and develop sustainably, in a harmless and safe info place.

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Image caption: from still left to right – Branko Zebec, Assistant Director of IZUM Dr Simona Kustec, Minister of Education and learning, Science and Activity Janez Janša, Primary Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and Dr Aleš Bošnjak Director of IZUM.