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“A Whole New Dimension of Processing Power”: Paderborn University Commissions Atos to Build a New Supercomputer

München (Germany), Paris, France, June 23 2021

a hundred and forty,000 processing cores, the really most current era of substantial-tech attributes, and compact enough to in shape inside of a squash court docket – Paderborn College is finding a new supercomputer. “Noctua two,” the challenge title given to the second expansion stage of the “Noctua” put in in 2018, will be crafted by sector chief Atos and is anticipated to be put in by the finish of the calendar year. With a overall financing quantity of much more than 14 million euros, it will be the to start with supercomputer to transfer into the new HPC (Significant Efficiency Computing) facility at the Paderborn Heart for Parallel Computing (Computer systemtwo). The study constructing is almost finished. 50 % of the HPC program is staying financed by the Point out of North Rhine-Westfalia and the federal government’s study structures application, as perfectly as through financial commitment resources from the recently launched Verbund der Nationalen Hochleistungsrechenzentren (Association of National Significant Efficiency Computing Centers, NHR), which Paderborn College joined at the commencing of the calendar year.

Atos will deliver, assemble and set up Noctua two, which will be operated by the PC2, and will also deal with routine maintenance of the program for the up coming five several years. The Computer systemtwo has extensive working experience with working large parallel laptop units and substantial-efficiency computing (HPC). Scientists there have been studying the economical use of supercomputers for numerous several years currently, and they work substantial efficiency laptop units that serve university scientists through the overall Ostwestfalen-Lippe area and nationwide as aspect of the NHR association. “With Atos, we have an marketplace-major lover at our facet. The Paderborn Heart for Parallel Computing gives best scientists entry to ultramodern computing capability. In buy to choose the up coming action towards long term safety in this space, we need to have skilled authorities to assist us establish and work strength-economical HPC units. Atos amazed us with its many years of working experience,” suggests Prof. Dr. Christian Plessl from Paderborn College and Chair of the Computer systemtwo.

The new program from Atos has really very low total working expenses, in particular many thanks to the totally free-cooling attribute of the BullSequana XH2000. Its patented immediate liquid cooling (DLC) method uses 100 percent incredibly hot drinking water, which usually means it consumes a lot less strength than comparable units and decreases total strength usage. For the university, that usually means strength-economical procedure of the substantial-efficiency units. Applying the state-of-the-artwork Atos know-how will give Paderborn College the essential foundation for substantial-high-quality, well timed and adaptable information analysis. The use of revolutionary technologies also usually means prolonged-phrase financial commitment safety for the university, and covers the biggest probable assortment of programs – for instance extensive simulations for physics and chemistry or equipment studying, all of which involve enormous processing ability.

“The most current technologies and to start with-course IT equipment are the basis for numerous scientific scientific studies. That’s why we are so pleased to be capable to build even greater framework ailments for national and worldwide slicing-edge study with Noctua two,” suggests Professor Birgitt Riegraf, President of Paderborn College.

“As the major European provider in the space of supercomputing, Atos is in the greatest situation to equip Paderborn College and its study with outstanding know-how. We are pleased that we ended up capable to gain the tender, and we will offer Paderborn College with the contemporary, very accessible and adaptable supercomputer infrastructure, which include several years of routine maintenance assistance, that is needed for outstanding science and study,” suggests Dr. Martin Matzke, Head of Significant Knowledge & Security Atos Central Europe.

“In buy to promise the greatest probable high-quality for scientific simulations and information analysis, and to be certain that Paderborn College stays perfectly-positioned for the long term, contemporary IT infrastructure is important. At the identical time, cost-efficiency is critical in working these contemporary units. That especially features ability usage and cooling,” suggests Simone Probst, Vice President for Economic and Personnel Administration at Paderborn College. The obstacle was to discover the exceptional combination of the greatest efficiency and operation offerings, very low total working expenses – especially for strength efficiency and drinking water cooling – the configuration of numerous nodes (computing nodes, FPGA nodes, substantial-speed network, parallel storage program) and suitable operation for the cluster administration program (user surroundings).

Dr. Jens Simon, Plant Supervisor for the Computer systemtwo, is on the lookout ahead to the installation of the new laptop: “With much more than a hundred and forty,000 processor cores from the most current AMD Milan 7763 CPU era and the especially substantial-efficiency Nvidia A100-40 GPU accelerators, we are going into a total new dimension of processing ability. It will offer you our customers a really economical significant-scale study machine that attributes the most current technologies.”

Atos is getting aspect in this year’s Discussion board Teratec, the International Meeting for Simulation, HPC/HPDA, AI & Quantum from 22-24 June. Go to our digital booth, discover our methods and hear to our VIPs and authorities in this article.

Atos will also be at the digital and on-demand ISC, the worldwide Meeting for HPC, equipment studying and substantial-efficiency information analytics from 24 June – two July. Locate out much more about our meeting periods as perfectly as new methods to be introduced at the celebration in this article.


Complex info:
BullSequana XH2000: For all computing nodes cooled with incredibly hot drinking water
BullSequana X2410 with AMD Milan 7763 CPUs
BullSequana X2415 with Nvidia A100-40 GPUs
BullSequana X400 FPGA nodes
Nvidia/Mellanox InfiniBand HDR/HDR100 Interconnect
DDN 7990X storage with a Lustre file program (6PB of usable storage)
Atos Good Management Heart (SMC) computer software suite for program administration

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