Centered on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000, the ‘Vega’ supercomputer was inaugurated at the Institute of Information Science (IZUM) in Slovenia
Maribor (Slovenia), Paris (France) April 21, 2021
Atos and the Institute of Information Science (IZUM) in Maribor, Slovenia, nowadays announce that the very first EuroHPC supercomputer is now operational. This is the ‘Vega’ supercomputer, centered on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 architecture, which is now mounted subsequent a get started-up ceremony hosted by IZUM with the Primary Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Janša, in attendance, collectively with the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager, the Minister of Schooling, Science and Activity Dr. Simona Kustec and the Executive Director of EuroHPC Joint Endeavor Anders Dam Jensen.
Vega, the largest supercomputer in the country, is centered at IZUM, a community infrastructural establishment and study organization proven by the Authorities of the Republic of Slovenia. It will be employed to aid the enhancement of leading scientific, community sector and industrial programs in several domains, which include personalized medication, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, struggle versus local climate alter and identifying new materials and medicines.
It will provide scientists from Slovenia and the EuroHPC network with a fashionable infrastructure providing optimum performance for computing, facts processing, superior-performance facts evaluation (HPDA), Synthetic Intelligence (AI) and Device Understanding design enhancement with speedy network connectivity to other computing centers in Slovenia and Europe.
Dr. Aleš Bošnjak, Director of IZUM: “We’re delighted to announce the get started-up of the very first EuroHPC supercomputer in this article in Slovenia. Now we can travel forward our study and innovation projects, in particular our HPC RIVR challenge style and design goals, supporting Slovenian and European scientists and buyers from the community and business sectors, to meet new problems and further more add to the regional and European HPC initiatives.”
Named Vega, immediately after Slovenian mathematician Jurij Vega, the new petascale supercomputer will be co-owned and jointly operated by the EuroHPC JU (The European High-Effectiveness Computing Joint Endeavor). Capable of executing more than six,8 petaflops (six,8 million billion calculations for every next), the program will be among the world’s major 5 supercomputers.
Agnes Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos concluded “As the leading European supercomputer maker, we are happy to be contributing in the direction of advancing study and innovation in Slovenia and in Europe. ‘Vega’, as portion of the EuroHPC plan and network, is portion of a European worldclass supercomputing ecosystem and will assist Europe compete globally in strategic domains this sort of as synthetic intelligence, bio-engineering and the struggle versus local climate alter.”
Atos was awarded a 5-12 months €17.three million euro agreement to supply, install and keep the BullSequana XH2000 ‘Vega’ supercomputer.
- twelve x BullSequana XH2000 Direct Liquid cooling racks
- six.8PF Linpack Effectiveness (Rmax)
- 960 CPU nodes with AMD EPYC 7H12 processors
- 60 GPU nodes with 4 x NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs each and every
- Whole 325TB of memory
- 1PB of usable storage for High Performace storage
- 18PB of usable storage for Massive Capacity Storage
- Infiniband HDR Interconnect
- 38 x Atos Sequana x400 series services node
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Picture caption: from left to right – Branko Zebec, Assistant Director of IZUM Dr Simona Kustec, Minister of Schooling, Science and Activity Janez Janša, Primary Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and Dr Aleš Bošnjak Director of IZUM.