Ghent University engages Atos to build third Tier1 VSC supercomputer supporting research in Flanders

Jannie Delucca


Paris, France Ghent, Belgium – 24 June 2020

Atos, a international chief in electronic transformation, announces that it has signed a 6-yr agreement for a worth of in excess of ten Million Euro with Ghent College (UGent) to deliver the up coming Tier1 supercomputer for the Flemish Supercomputer Middle VSC. This supercomputer will aid researchers from tutorial exploration institutions, authorities and industry to pace up time-consuming calculations and clear up intricate computational problems: from modeling weather conditions and climate modify to supporting the development of renewable electrical power and accelerating the search for new drugs. Most drastically, supercomputers have recently been instrumental in exploration combatting COVID-19, including in Flanders.

Antoine Kerrinckx, CEO at Atos in Belux: “Technological know-how is becoming ever more important in our society. We assume it is important that researchers have the proper tools and infrastructure at their disposal. We are delighted to lead to the progress of science and technological know-how with the supply of our Atos supercomputer.”

Atos will equip the new Tier1 supercomputer with BullSequana XH2000 technological know-how and its BullSequana X Supercomputer Suite as the software package stack. This innovative software package ecosystem for Superior Functionality Computing and AI will allow end-buyers to develop and run the essential software package codes that are applied all over the diverse exploration and development fields inside the VSC, this sort of as resources style and design, engineering, weather conditions/climate modeling and bioinformatics.

This will be the 3rd Tier1 supercomputer that the VSC installs in Flanders. The very first a person ‘muk’ was mounted at Ghent College in 2012, succeeded by ‘BrENIAC’ at KU Leuven in 2016. Now, in 2020, a new Tier1 supercomputer will again be mounted at the Ghent College infrastructure hub of the Flemish Supercomputer Middle VSC. The VSC is a partnership in between the 5 Flemish universities and is managed by the Exploration Fund – Flanders (FWO). VSC encourages the use of scientific and technological computing in the Flemish tutorial and industrial landscape, presenting focused infrastructure, schooling and products and services. Funding is provided by the Flemish authorities, section of Economic system, Science and Innovation.

Hilde Crevits, Flemish Minister for Economic system, Science and Innovation explained: “One of the things that the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly exemplified is that condition-of-the-artwork infrastructure, including supercomputers, are vital to allow strong exploration and development in Flanders. I am very pleased that our constant infrastructure investments aid advance Flemish pioneering abilities in R&D.”

The new supercomputer is scheduled for supply at Ghent College in Q4 2020. A further enlargement of this method is planned for 2022.

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Technical information

The configuration consists of 5 racks with the following aspects:
• 98 BullSequana X2410 blades (294 nodes), each node outfitted with the AMD Rome 7H12 CPUs and 256GB of RAM (16GB*[email protected] dims)
• 14 BullSequana X2410 blades (forty two nodes), each node outfitted with the AMD Rome 7H12 CPUs and 512GB of RAM (32GB*[email protected] dims)
• 20 BullSequana X2415 blades outfitted with the new Nvidia RedStone board embedding the Nvidia A100-40 GPUs (x4)
• DDN multi-tier EXAScaler alternative with a Hybrid ES7990X and all flash SFA200NVX to deliver in excess of 100 TB of accelerated flash performance and 4 PB of prolonged phrase storage.

About Atos
Atos is a international chief in electronic transformation with a hundred and ten,000 workforce in 73 countries and annual income of € twelve billion. European variety a person in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Superior-Functionality Computing, the Team provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Knowledge, Business enterprise Apps and Digital Workplace solutions. The Team is the Around the globe Info Technological know-how Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates below the makes Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The purpose of Atos is to aid style and design the potential of the information and facts space. Its abilities and products and services assist the development of expertise, instruction and exploration in a multicultural tactic and lead to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Team permits its customers and workforce, and members of societies at substantial to stay, do the job and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information and facts space.

Push contacts Atos:
Benelux: Lise Kleijn | [email protected] | +31 6 831 69 358 |
World wide: Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 6 73 64 04 eighteen | @laurajanefau

About VSC
The Flemish Supercomputer Middle (Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum – VSC) is a partnership in between the 5 Flemish universities and their college associations. This consortium delivers jointly knowhow in scientific and technological computing (including superior performance computing, superior throughput computing, cloud computing and facts processing) in Flanders, and houses infrastructure in four hubs: the datacenters of the universities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Leuven. The VSC is managed by the Exploration Fund – Flanders (FWO).

The VSC encourages the use of scientific and technological computing in the Flemish tutorial and industrial landscape. To this end, it delivers infrastructure, schooling and products and services. In addition, VSC acts as a lever to endorse the worth of scientific and technological computing and its extra worth to society.

Push contact Ghent College:
Ewald Pauwels | [email protected] | +32 nine 264 4716 |

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