Paris, 22 June 2020
Atos, a global leader in electronic transformation, has signed a new 5-year contract with the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) to supply a supercomputer dependent on its most up-to-date BullSequana XH2000 engineering to maximize DKRZ’s computing ability by five, compared to the now functioning high-functionality laptop “Mistral” which was offered by Atos in 2015. The new techniques will be out there at the DKRZ from mid-2021.
BullSequana to speed up and supply more specific forecasting
Just as a new, more potent telescope offers more specific photographs from house, a more potent supercomputer enables for more specific simulations and hence deeper insights into weather situations. This sizeable maximize in computing ability will permit scientists at DKRZ to use regionally more specific weather and earth method designs in future, to incorporate more processes in calculations, to simulate longer time intervals, or to more accurately capture organic weather variability using ensemble calculations and hence lessen uncertainties. This is accompanied by a sturdy maximize in the information that is calculated and then stored and evaluated. The BullSequana is an productive computing and information management solution, important for weather modelling and the resulting information volumes, to advertise environmental analysis and supply more reputable, specific effects.
Prof. Thomas Ludwig, CEO at DKRZ states: “Our high-functionality laptop is the coronary heart all over which our expert services for science are grouped. We’re definitely delighted to be doing work with Atos all over again. With the new method, our consumers will be capable to obtain new insights into the weather method and supply even more specific effects. This issues standard analysis, but also more used fields of analysis these as improved recent weather projections. This way, we assistance obtain basic insights for weather change adaptation.”
Damien Déclat, Group VP, Head of HPC, AI & Quantum Company Operations at Atos, clarifies: “With our sturdy abilities and knowledge we have been capable to productively design the DKRZ solution integrating it efficiently with the BullSequana XH2000 system’s very best-of-breed parts to improve DKRZ’s production workloads. We appear forward to continuing this joint work to foresee the following phases as well as to adapt programs and needs to the following processor technology and other accelerating parts.”
Atos is a expert in the provision of foremost systems for some of the world’s foremost centers in the Weather conditions Forecasting and Climate neighborhood, these as the European Centre for Medium-Selection Weather conditions Forecasts and the French Meteorological Services Météo-France and has worked carefully alongside one another to improve programs, discover and foresee new systems, and appear for amplified effectiveness and lessened TCOs.
Technological technical specs
The Atos solution is dependent on its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer and will be just one of the 1st geared up with the following technology of AMD EPYC x86 processors. The interconnect utilizes NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand HDR 200G engineering and the information storage solution relies on DDN machines. The remaining method will consist of all over 3,000 computing nodes with a complete peak functionality of 16 PetaFlops, 800 Terabytes primary memory and a a hundred and twenty Petabytes storage method.
The new method is worthy of 32.five million euros, which is staying offered by the Helmholtz Association of German Analysis Centres, the Max Planck Society and the Totally free and Hanseatic Metropolis of Hamburg.
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The German Climate Computing Center (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ) is a central services middle for German weather and earth method analysis. Its high functionality computers, information storage and expert services kind the central analysis infrastructure for simulation-dependent weather science in Germany.
Aside from furnishing computing ability, information storage potential and specialized aid for designs and simulations in weather analysis, DKRZ provides its scientific consumers an in depth portfolio of tailor-created expert services. It maintains and develops software computer software pertinent to weather analysis and supports its consumers in issues of information processing. Ultimately, DKRZ also participates in nationwide and intercontinental joint jobs and cooperations with the aim of increasing the infrastructure for weather modeling.
DKRZ was started on November eleven, 1987 and took up its expert services on January one, 1988. It is a non-financial gain and non-industrial constrained organization with 4 shareholders:
- The Max Planck Society
- The Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, represented by the College of Hamburg
- The Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Maritime Analysis
- and the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht – Centre for Products and Coastal Analysis (HZG)
Additionally, DKRZ is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Analysis and the The Helmholtz Association of German Analysis Centres.
DKRZ offers its methods (computing time, really hard-travel storage and archive potential, consultancy and visualizations) free of charge of cost. Any researchers conducting analysis in the subject of weather and earth method science in Germany, and necessitating HPC methods for their do the job may implement for methods at DKRZ.
DKRZ engages about eighty workers, mainly with a history in organic and/or laptop sciences and is devided into three scientific departments
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