Atos multiplies supercomputing capacity by 12 at CESGA in Spain with new “Finisterrae III”

Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain), Paris (France) July 29, 2021

Atos has been picked by the Galician Supercomputing Center (CESGA), to layout, supply and install a new supercomputing system, named Finisterrae III, primarily based on Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputing architecture, that will multiply the latest capacities of the middle by twelve, although furnishing substantial storage capability. The contract also incorporates a 30-qubit Atos Quantum Finding out Equipment (Atos QLM30), which destinations CESGA as a pioneer in Spain in quantum simulation.

CESGA will use the supercomputer for analysis initiatives in collaboration with university and field scientists in Galicia for many strategic locations of science and technology these as nanotechnology, new elements and industrial procedures, health and life sciences and ocean sciences. It will also market the use of HPC and Massive Information in SMEs.

It will help customers to undertake new Artificial Intelligence, Equipment Finding out and Deep Finding out strategies and use these in supercomputing. It will also market Marketplace 4. and the Industrial Electronic Innovation Hub of Galicia, bringing supercomputing strategies to general public administrations and extending the use of supercomputing to other locations of information, these as Social Sciences and Humanities.

The fundamental layout theory of the Finisterrae III job is to provide a convenient, open up, economical, versatile, and adaptable infrastructure for diverse computational paradigms. In this feeling, the job will provide obtain to rising technologies, specifically Quantum Computing, many thanks to the Atos QLM, which will help experts, developers, and customers to educate on the equipment.

“We are proud to provide CESGA with this new supercomputing system developed with the most up-to-date technologies which is also a reliable and significant-functionality software that contributes to the progression of science and technology”, stated Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos. “With this new contract Atos confirms its knowledge in delivering significant-functionality computing methods, opening computing new horizons to the regularly demanding requires of our prospects.”

The objectives of CESGA are the universalization of Investigation, Progress and Innovation (R&D&I), facilitating obtain to these methods to a higher range of entities and corporations, as perfectly as building a hyperlink among locations of information (mainstreaming) and supporting the escalating complexity of investigations.

Quantum simulation

The Atos QLM is a simulator that allows customers to develop, improve and check quantum apps. Combining an extremely-compact, significant-run equipment with a universal programming language. It allows scientists and engineers to develop and experiment with quantum computer software and is the world’s only quantum computer software improvement and simulation equipment. The system simulates the legislation of physics, which are at the coronary heart of quantum computing, to work out the exact execution of a quantum system with double-digit precision.

For more info on the Finisterrae III job, take a look at the CESGA web site:


Technical requirements:

Finisterrae III will multiply the computing capability of the former CESGA supercomputer by twelve, furnishing a computing electric power of 4 PetaFLOPS via 354 computing nodes geared up with most up-to-date generation Intel Xeon Ice Lake 8352Y processors of 32 cores at two.2GHz.

It also incorporates a complete of 144 GPU accelerators: Nvidia A100 and Nvidia T4 GPU.

Together, the supercomputer nodes have 118 TB aggregate memory and 5 PB disk storage capability primarily based on NetApp technology.

Storage – For local storage, nodes consist of NVMe SSD good point out drives, with an aggregate capability of 355TB and blazing-speedy information enter/ output pace. The new system also has a 20 PB capability long lasting information storage subsystem.

Interconnect – The nodes are connected by a significant capability, very minimal latency Infiniband HDR100 interconnect community.

About Atos

Atos is a worldwide leader in electronic transformation with 105,000 staff members and yearly income of more than € eleven billion. European range one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and significant functionality computing, the Team provides tailored stop-to-stop methods for all industries in seventy one nations. A pioneer in decarbonization companies and items, Atos is fully commited to a safe and decarbonized electronic for its consumers. Atos operates underneath the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The objective of Atos is to enable layout the upcoming of the info space. Its knowledge and companies guidance the improvement of information, training and analysis in a multicultural method and add to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the earth, the Team allows its prospects and staff members, and associates of societies at huge to reside, perform and develop sustainably, in a harmless and safe info space.

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