“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

Lavern Vogel

Paris, France – June 23 2021 The CEA and its companions at the Investigate and Technology Computing Heart (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, based on the BullSequana XH2000 resolution from Atos, and set up in the CEA’s Pretty Substantial Computing Heart (TGCC[one]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne […]

Paris, France – June 23 2021

The CEA and its companions at the Investigate and Technology Computing Heart (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, based on the BullSequana XH2000 resolution from Atos, and set up in the CEA’s Pretty Substantial Computing Heart (TGCC[one]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open to the initial consumers at the stop of June 2021, to begin the ‘Grand Challenges’ phase, for quite huge-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is component of Atos’ vary of HPC supercomputers, acquired pursuing a get in touch with for tenders, and is the end result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Navy Programs Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing electrical power of all over eight.eight petaflops[2].

The new laptop or computer features a basic-goal partition of 864 nodes geared up with the newest AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of 48 nodes based on Nvidia A100 processors and four quite huge memory nodes. A DDN[3] storage method with a capability of around 3 petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation component.

As companions of the CCRT, the teams 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 Units, Thales Alenia House and Valeo will have obtain to the newest generation of computing and details processing sources needed for the success of their projects.

Large-effectiveness digital simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in several fields, such as research on the enhancement of new plane and helicopter engines, strength and ecological changeover technologies, the layout and security of nuclear reactors, environmental danger examination, the layout of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the research of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the layout and manufacture of tires and integrated units for cars, exploration into new products, and the enhancement of a lot more environmentally welcoming cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership product, proven in 2003, has demonstrated its capability to reply in a sustainable way personalized to the escalating demands of sector. It provides a large vary of techniques in the discipline of higher-effectiveness calculations and processing, combining safety, innovation and versatility in the use of sources. This product is based on various discussions and functioning sessions amongst the companions in buy to share demands and feedback.


Push contacts:

Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 six seventy three sixty four 04 18 | @laurajanefau

Tuline Laeser | [email protected] | +33 six twelve 04 forty 22 | @CEA_Officiel

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 personnel and yearly revenue of in excess of € eleven billion. European selection one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and higher effectiveness computing, the Group presents personalized stop-to-stop solutions for all industries in 71 nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and products, Atos is committed to a protected and decarbonized digital for its clientele. Atos operates underneath the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The goal of Atos is to assistance layout the long run of the facts room. Its skills and expert services help the enhancement of information, education and learning and exploration in a multicultural strategy and contribute to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the globe, the Group enables its customers and personnel, and members of societies at huge to live, operate and produce sustainably, in a secure and protected facts room. www.atos.web

About the CEA

The CEA is a important player in exploration, enhancement and innovation in four major parts: strength changeover, digital changeover, technological innovation for the medicine of the long run and protection and safety. With a workforce of twenty,000 persons, based in 9 websites geared up with quite huge-scale exploration infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative assignments with a huge selection of tutorial and industrial companions, in France, Europe and around the globe.

For a lot more facts: www.cea.fr

Through its Navy Programs Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s protection and safety applications. It models, manufactures and ensures the security and reliability of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It models and helps make the nuclear steam source units that electrical power the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also presents specialized help to the Authorities aimed at stopping nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as well as delivering its skills to suggest the French Defense Ministry on examining and running the outcomes of conventional weapons units and their vulnerability.

[one] The CEA’s Pretty Substantial Computing Heart (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by teams from the DAM Île-de-France heart and designed to host supercomputers, with all the computing sources and expert services tailored to higher-effectiveness digital processing.

[2] one million billion operations per 2nd.

[3] DataDirect Networks

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

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