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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 associates at the Exploration and Technological know-how Computing Middle (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, based on the BullSequana XH2000 alternative from Atos, and mounted in the CEA’s Incredibly Massive Computing Middle (TGCC[1]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open up to the very first end users at the finish of June 2021, to get started the ‘Grand Challenges’ section, for quite big-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is element of Atos’ vary of HPC supercomputers, acquired following a get in touch with for tenders, and is the final result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Military services Apps Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing ability of close to eight.eight petaflops[2].

The new personal computer involves a normal-intent partition of 864 nodes equipped with the newest AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of forty eight nodes based on Nvidia A100 processors and 4 quite big memory nodes. A DDN[3] storage method with a ability of roughly 3 petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation element.

atos-topazeAs associates of the CCRT, the groups 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 Methods, Thales Alenia House and Valeo will have access to the newest era of computing and information processing means needed for the success of their projects.

Significant-general performance digital simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in several fields, these types of as studies on the progress of new plane and helicopter engines, vitality and ecological transition systems, the style and basic safety of nuclear reactors, environmental possibility evaluation, the style of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the study of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the style and manufacture of tires and integrated methods for vehicles, investigation into new materials, and the progress of more environmentally friendly cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership model, proven in 2003, has shown its means to answer in a sustainable way personalized to the growing requires of business. It provides a broad vary of capabilities in the subject of superior-general performance calculations and processing, combining protection, innovation and flexibility in the use of means. This model is based on numerous discussions and working sessions amongst the associates in purchase to share requires and feedback.


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Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 six 73 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 one zero five,000 workforce and once-a-year earnings of above € eleven billion. European variety a person in cybersecurity, cloud and superior general performance computing, the Team offers personalized finish-to-finish answers for all industries in 71 nations. A pioneer in decarbonization companies and solutions, Atos is committed to a protected and decarbonized digital for its shoppers. Atos operates below the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The intent of Atos is to assistance style the long run of the data house. Its experience and companies assist the progress of knowledge, training and investigation in a multicultural approach and lead to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Team enables its clients and workforce, and users of societies at big to are living, do the job and produce sustainably, in a safe and protected data house. www.atos.net

About the CEA

The CEA is a essential player in investigation, progress and innovation in 4 principal regions: vitality transition, digital transition, technology for the drugs of the long run and defense and protection. With a workforce of twenty,000 people, based in 9 web sites equipped with quite big-scale investigation infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a big variety of academic and industrial associates, in France, Europe and all over the world.

For more data: www.cea.fr

As a result of its Military services Apps Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s defense and protection packages. It styles, manufactures and guarantees the basic safety and trustworthiness of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It styles and makes the nuclear steam source methods that ability the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also offers complex assist to the Authorities aimed at blocking nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as well as furnishing its experience to suggest the French Protection Ministry on examining and controlling the consequences of conventional weapons methods and their vulnerability.

[1] The CEA’s Incredibly Massive Computing Middle (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by groups from the DAM Île-de-France heart and intended to host supercomputers, with all the computing means and companies adapted to superior-general performance digital processing.

[2] 1 million billion functions for every 2nd.

[3] DataDirect Networks

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