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“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

Paris, France – June 23 2021

The CEA and its partners at the Analysis and Know-how Computing Middle (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, based on the BullSequana XH2000 solution from Atos, and mounted in the CEA’s Pretty Huge Computing Middle (TGCC[1]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open to the to start with users at the conclude of June 2021, to start out the ‘Grand Challenges’ section, for pretty big-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is part of Atos’ assortment of HPC supercomputers, obtained adhering to a phone for tenders, and is the end result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Military Purposes Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing electric power of all-around eight.eight petaflops[two].

The new laptop or computer includes a common-reason partition of 864 nodes outfitted with the hottest AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of 48 nodes based on Nvidia A100 processors and 4 pretty big memory nodes. A DDN[3] storage method with a potential of roughly 3 petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation part.

atos-topazeAs partners of the CCRT, the teams from ArianeGroup, the CEA, Cerfacs, EDF, France Génomique, IFPEN, Ineris, Ingeliance, IRSN, L’Oréal, Michelin, Onera, the Safran Team, Synchrotron SOLEIL, TechnicAtome, Thales Defence Mission Devices, Thales Alenia Space and Valeo will have accessibility to the hottest generation of computing and facts processing methods essential for the achievement of their projects.

High-performance digital simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in quite a few fields, this sort of as experiments on the enhancement of new plane and helicopter engines, strength and ecological transition systems, the design and safety of nuclear reactors, environmental threat examination, the design of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the analyze of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the design and manufacture of tires and integrated techniques for automobiles, analysis into new supplies, and the enhancement of extra environmentally welcoming cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership model, established in 2003, has demonstrated its potential to reply in a sustainable way tailor-made to the increasing wants of business. It provides a large assortment of competencies in the discipline of superior-performance calculations and processing, combining security, innovation and adaptability in the use of methods. This model is based on various discussions and operating periods amongst the partners in get to share wants and responses.


Push contacts:

Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 six 73 sixty four 04 eighteen | @laurajanefau

Tuline Laeser | [email protected] | +33 six 12 04 forty 22 | @CEA_Officiel

About Atos

Atos is a world leader in digital transformation with one zero five,000 workforce and once-a-year profits of in excess of € eleven billion. European selection one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and superior performance computing, the Team delivers tailor-made conclude-to-conclude alternatives for all industries in 71 nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization products and services and products, Atos is dedicated to a secure and decarbonized digital for its shoppers. Atos operates under the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The reason of Atos is to enable design the foreseeable future of the info house. Its knowledge and products and services support the enhancement of knowledge, training and analysis in a multicultural solution and lead to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Team enables its customers and workforce, and customers of societies at big to live, operate and produce sustainably, in a safe and sound and secure info house. www.atos.web

About the CEA

The CEA is a essential player in analysis, enhancement and innovation in 4 main locations: strength transition, digital transition, technology for the drugs of the foreseeable future and defense and security. With a workforce of 20,000 people, based in 9 web sites outfitted with pretty big-scale analysis infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative initiatives with a big selection of tutorial and industrial partners, in France, Europe and all over the world.

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Through its Military Purposes Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s defense and security applications. It layouts, manufactures and makes certain the safety and reliability of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It layouts and helps make the nuclear steam provide techniques that electric power the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also delivers complex support to the Authorities aimed at protecting against nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as effectively as supplying its knowledge to recommend the French Defense Ministry on assessing and controlling the results of common weapons techniques and their vulnerability.

[1] The CEA’s Pretty Huge Computing Middle (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by teams from the DAM Île-de-France heart and created to host supercomputers, with all the computing methods and products and services tailored to superior-performance digital processing.

[two] 1 million billion operations for every next.

[3] DataDirect Networks

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