Atos and ECMWF launch Center of Excellence in Weather & Climate Modelling to support researchers with HPC, AI and quantum capabilities

London and Reading through, Uk Paris, France Bologna, Italy – Oct 5 2020 Atos, a

London and Reading through, Uk Paris, France Bologna, Italy – Oct 5 2020

Atos, a world leader in digital transformation, and  the European Middle for Medium-Array Climate Forecasts (ECMWF), today announce a new Middle of Excellence in HPC, AI and Quantum computing for Climate & Weather. The Middle will be based at ECMWF’s headquarters in Reading through, Uk, in which it will offer their team of global researchers with obtain to rising AI (Synthetic Intelligence) and Quantum Computing technologies and abilities, and benefit from ECMWF’s high-functionality computing (HPC) resources to be before long situated in Bologna, Italy. The intention is to assist ECMWF scientists in their function on medium and extensive-variety climate forecasting and prediction and world weather modelling.

Utilizing these latest improvements in technologies, ECMWF researchers will be equipped to improve the capacity to forecast the incidence and depth of serious climate activities and other new climate phenomena induced by weather modify. Outfitted with Atos’ latest BullSequana supercomputer, the Middle of Excellence will also be supported by Atos authorities and technologies associates who will collaborate instantly with ECMWF analysis scientists in buy to build new methods to assist next-era climate forecasting, aid raise weather and climate discovery and innovation, and aid prepare ECMWF for potential HPC and information managing architectures.

Bringing jointly planet-course authorities in computing, computational science and Earth method science is vital to continuing to progress our medium- and extensive-variety climate forecasting. The Middle builds on a preceding productive collaboration with Atos and will enjoy a important purpose in aiding us to improve and reliably predict the incidence and depth of serious climate activities and other activities associated with weather modify considerably ahead of time,” said Dr Florence Rabier, Director Standard at ECMWF. “Technologies will enjoy a vital purpose in supporting our authorities in the discipline and enabling associates in our 34 Member and Co-working States throughout Europe to go on to safeguard lifestyle and assets in their international locations.”

Pierre Barnabé, Senior Government Vice-President, Head of Large Knowledge & Cybersecurity at Atos said: We are thrilled to establish this Middle of Excellence jointly with ECMWF, in which researchers will be equipped to examine the various usages of HPC and AI by evidence of principle creation, as properly as innovation workshops, courses and conferences. Higher-functionality Computing assisted by synthetic intelligence retains enormous opportunity for the weather and climate. It also introduces new techniques and methods that are only just turning into readily available.”

As part of the new Middle of Excellence, one of the preliminary assignments will be to build Equipment studying solutions for programs throughout the numerical climate prediction workflow that are custom made in direction of the requirements of Earth method modelling. A next task will look to build a CPU-GPU-based edition of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) and the wave model WAM, and to prepare the ECMWF product or service-era pipeline and information-centric workflows for new technologies.

As part of the Atos Middle of Excellence (CoE) in Innovative Computing, the Climate & Weather CoE is Atos’ next CoE devoted to HPC, AI and quantum technologies which is focused on a scientific area. The very first remaining introduced on eight July, jointly with the Wellcome Genome Campus and which is focused on Life Sciences.


Specialized Particulars

The analysis will be driven by ECMWF’s new Atos BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, one of the most impressive meteorological supercomputers in the planet. The method is outfitted with BullSequana X2415 blades, making use of NVIDIA’s next-era graphics processing device architecture, the NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Core GPU, and is supported by Atos Codex AI Suite, the most extensive AI software program suite on the current market. This will offer advanced GPU computing and AI capacity to empower ECMWF researchers to speed-up processing periods on the most advanced information, enabling them to attain insights a lot quicker, using the energy of deep studying and analytics.

The Middle of Excellence will also have obtain to Atos’ Quantum Learning Equipment (QLM), the most advanced Quantum Computing Simulator readily available today, to examine how quantum computing may well impact climate and weather prediction in the potential. The Middle will also be supported by specialist personnel from AMD, Mellanox, Nvidia and DDN, making it possible for it to examine accelerated computing methods as properly as problems linked to storage and information obtain.

About Atos

Atos is a world leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 workers in seventy three international locations and annual profits of € 12 billion. European variety one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Higher-Functionality Computing, the Group delivers conclusion-to-conclusion Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Large Knowledge, Business enterprise Programs and Electronic Office solutions. In the Uk & Eire Atos delivers company technologies solutions for some of the country’s premier general public and non-public sector organisations The Group is the Around the world Info Technologies Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates less than the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The goal of Atos is to aid style the potential of the information and facts place. Its abilities and services assist the growth of know-how, education and learning and analysis in a multicultural strategy and contribute to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Across the planet, the Group permits its buyers and workers, and customers of societies at big to reside, function and build sustainably, in a protected and secure information and facts place.

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Headquartered in Reading through in the Uk, and with its information centre in Bologna, Italy, ECMWF is an unbiased intergovernmental business supported by 34 Member and Co-working States throughout Europe and retains the premier archive of numerical climate prediction information in the planet. Its principal mission is to offer its consumers with numerical climate predictions masking medium to extensive ranges. In excess of the earlier several several years, ECMWF has also created a potent partnership with the EU and is an entrusted entity for the implementation and procedure of the Weather Improve and Ambiance Checking Expert services of the ground-breaking EU Copernicus Programme.

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