Atos Launches First Supercomputer Equipped with NVIDIA A100 GPU

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New Atos accelerator blade permits JUWELS BullSequana program to turn out to be the most potent supercomputer in Europe

Paris, France, Could 14 2020

Atos, a world wide chief in electronic transformation, nowadays announces its new BullSequana X2415, the initial supercomputer in Europe to combine NVIDIA’s Ampere following-technology graphics processing unit architecture, the NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Core GPU. This new supercomputer blade will provide unprecedented computing electric power to raise software general performance for HPC and AI workloads, tackling the issues of the exascale period. The BullSequana X2415 blade will maximize computing electric power by more than two* and enhance vitality intake many thanks to Atos’ 100% remarkably successful drinking water-cooled patented DLC (Immediate Liquid Cooling) option, which makes use of warm drinking water to neat the device.

Forschungszentrum Julich Ralf-Uwe Limbach

Forschungszentrum Jülich will combine this new blade into its booster module, extending its present JUWELS BullSequana supercomputer, producing it the initial program worldwide the use this new technologies. The JUWELS Booster will give researchers throughout Europe with appreciably amplified computational assets. Some of the tasks it will gas are the European Commission’s  Human Brain Project  and the Jülich Laboratories of  “Climate Science” and “Molecular Systems”. After absolutely deployed this summer time the upgraded supercomputing program, operated below ParTec’s program ParaStation Modulo, is predicted to give a computational peak general performance of more than 70 Petaflops/s producing it the most potent supercomputer in Europe and a showcase for European exascale architecture.

“By integrating the very best technologies offered, like this newest blade from Atos which features NVIDIA’s potent A100 GPU into our supercomputer, we are in a position to raise our supercomputing electric power. This is an significant milestone on our route to achieve our supreme aim of giving exascale capabilities to science and industry” mentioned Prof. Thomas Lippert, Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

“We’re proud to be one particular of the initial supercomputer producers worldwide to involve NVIDIA’s A100 GPU and to be in a position to present researchers worldwide the maximum software general performance for their HPC and AI workloads mentioned Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos.  “We’re genuinely enthusiastic to be operating with Jülich to raise its computing electric power and to enable its JUWELS program to turn out to be the most potent supercomputer in Europe.”

“Atos is one particular of the leading gamers planet-large in the high conclude of the server sector. It is the primary European-dependent vendor of HPC systems, largely due to the general performance and electric power of its BullSequana systems, its sturdy technological skills and innovation and its skill to properly take care of huge-scale tasks globally. It has doubled its presence in the TOP500 rating above the very last 5 decades and its server sector share worldwide continues to expand. We see Atos as one particular of the critical supercomputing producers that will likely reward above the following couple decades as demand from customers for exascale systems gets to be more substantial.” said Steve Conway, Senior Advisor at Hyperion Exploration.

The new blade functions an NVIDIA HGX-A100 foundation-board equipped with four NVIDIA A100 GPUs related by way of 3rd-technology NVIDIA NVLink™ technologies, alongside two AMD EPYC CPUs and up to four NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand ports related by way of a Dragonfly+ configuration. The NVIDIA Ampere architecture is a groundbreaking engineering accomplishment that provides a massive general performance improvement above the earlier technology for AI coaching and inference. The NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU functions the world’s greatest 7-nanometer processor, with more than fifty four billion transistors. This group of technologies, along with the NVIDIA sector-primary ecosystem of above seven hundred GPU-accelerated HPC programs and aid from NGC, will allow researchers to hit the ground functioning with containerized program optimized for the improvement and deployment of GPU-accelerated HPC and AI tasks.

The BullSequana X2415 will be offered in Q2 of 2020.



* when compared to Atos’ present GPU blade


X2415 specifications

 1U form factor blade with 1 acceleration node.

Immediate Liquid Cooling.

For each node:

1 x CPU Board with

  • two x AMD EPYC/Milan CPUs
  • 16 x DDR4 32GB @3200MTs minimal

1 x GPU board “HGX-A100” with 4 x NVIDIA A100 GPUs

two x Interconnect Mezzanine boards (BXI or HDR200)

Optional 1 x M.two SATA SSD up to 1.92TB or 1 x M.two NVMe SSD 960GB


About Atos

Atos is a world wide chief in electronic transformation with a hundred and ten,000 workers in 73 international locations and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European selection one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Large-Effectiveness Computing, the Team offers conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Huge Facts, Company Purposes and Electronic Place of work methods. The Team is the Around the world Info Technologies Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates below the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The reason of Atos is to assistance style the long run of the data house. Its skills and products and services aid the improvement of awareness, instruction and study in a multicultural approach and lead to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the planet, the Team permits its prospects and workers, and members of societies at huge to stay, work and produce sustainably, in a risk-free and secure data house.

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