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

Paris, France Ghent, Belgium – 24 June 2020

Atos, a world wide leader in electronic transformation, announces that it has signed a 6-year deal for a worth of in excess of ten Million Euro with Ghent College (UGent) to supply the next Tier1 supercomputer for the Flemish Supercomputer Heart VSC. This supercomputer will support scientists from academic study institutions, govt and business to velocity up time-consuming calculations and resolve intricate computational issues: from modeling climate and weather adjust to supporting the improvement of renewable strength and accelerating the research for new medication. Most substantially, supercomputers have just lately been instrumental in study combatting COVID-19, together with in Flanders.

Antoine Kerrinckx, CEO at Atos in Belux: “Technologies is getting more and more crucial in our society. We consider it really is crucial that scientists have the correct equipment and infrastructure at their disposal. We are delighted to lead to the development of science and technological innovation with the delivery of our Atos supercomputer.”

Atos will equip the new Tier1 supercomputer with BullSequana XH2000 technological innovation and its BullSequana X Supercomputer Suite as the application stack. This sophisticated application environment for Significant Effectiveness Computing and AI will help stop-customers to establish and run the important application codes that are made use of all through the various study and improvement fields within the VSC, these types of as materials style, engineering, climate/weather modeling and bioinformatics.

This will be the third Tier1 supercomputer that the VSC installs in Flanders. The 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 Heart VSC. The VSC is a partnership involving the 5 Flemish universities and is managed by the Analysis Fund – Flanders (FWO). VSC encourages the use of scientific and technical computing in the Flemish academic and industrial landscape, presenting committed infrastructure, schooling and companies. Funding is offered by the Flemish govt, division of Economy, Science and Innovation.

Hilde Crevits, Flemish Minister for Economy, Science and Innovation claimed: “One of the factors that the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly exemplified is that state-of-the-artwork infrastructure, together with supercomputers, are important to help sturdy study and improvement in Flanders. I am happy that our constant infrastructure investments support progress Flemish revolutionary abilities in R&D.”

The new supercomputer is scheduled for delivery at Ghent College in This autumn 2020. A even more enlargement of this program is planned for 2022.


Complex facts

The configuration is made up of 5 racks with the subsequent components:
• 98 BullSequana X2410 blades (294 nodes), every single node geared up with the AMD Rome 7H12 CPUs and 256GB of RAM (16GB*16@3200MHz dims)
• fourteen BullSequana X2410 blades (forty two nodes), every single node geared up with the AMD Rome 7H12 CPUs and 512GB of RAM (32GB*16@3200MHz dims)
• 20 BullSequana X2415 blades geared up with the new Nvidia RedStone board embedding the Nvidia A100-forty GPUs (x4)
• DDN multi-tier EXAScaler answer with a Hybrid ES7990X and all flash SFA200NVX to supply in excess of one hundred TB of accelerated flash performance and 4 PB of very long expression storage.

About Atos
Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with a hundred and ten,000 staff in 73 countries and annual income of € twelve billion. European selection a person in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Significant-Effectiveness Computing, the Group offers stop-to-stop Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Details, Business enterprise Programs and Digital Workplace remedies. The Group is the Around the world Facts Technologies Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates underneath the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The function of Atos is to support style the future of the details room. Its skills and companies help the improvement of knowledge, instruction and study in a multicultural method and lead to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the earth, the Group enables its buyers and staff, and users of societies at huge to stay, perform and establish sustainably, in a safe and secure details room.

Press contacts Atos:
Benelux: Lise Kleijn | [email protected] | +31 6 831 sixty nine 358 |
International: Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 6 73 64 04 eighteen | @laurajanefau

About VSC
The Flemish Supercomputer Heart (Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum – VSC) is a partnership involving the 5 Flemish universities and their college associations. This consortium brings with each other knowhow in scientific and technical computing (together with large performance computing, large throughput computing, cloud computing and details processing) in Flanders, and properties infrastructure in 4 hubs: the datacenters of the universities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Leuven. The VSC is managed by the Analysis Fund – Flanders (FWO).

The VSC encourages the use of scientific and technical computing in the Flemish academic and industrial landscape. To this stop, it presents infrastructure, schooling and companies. In addition, VSC acts as a lever to boost the relevance of scientific and technical computing and its added worth to society.

Press get hold of Ghent College:
Ewald Pauwels | [email protected] | +32 9 264 4716 |