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Joliot-Curie: the most powerful supercomputer dedicated to research in France

Paris, June 29, 2020 Atos, a international leader in digital transformation, and GENCI, the French countrywide substantial-effectiveness computing group, and the CEA, expose that Joliot-Curie supercomputer with its 22 petaflop/s peak computing energy is the most highly effective supercomputer in France committed to tutorial and industrial open investigate, and the 3rd most highly effective investigate […]

Paris, June 29, 2020

Atos, a international leader in digital transformation, and GENCI, the French countrywide substantial-effectiveness computing group, and the CEA, expose that Joliot-Curie supercomputer with its 22 petaflop/s peak computing energy is the most highly effective supercomputer in France committed to tutorial and industrial open investigate, and the 3rd most highly effective investigate computer in Europe, in accordance to the TOP500 rating posted on 22 June 2020. This supercomputer is derived from the co-style and design perform carried out by the CEA with Atos for far more than 20 years*, and which produced it probable to determine current energy computing architectures. The Joliot-Curie supercomputer ranks in 34th position in the TOP500 and is driven by Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 platform and the most recent AMD Rome processors.

Nearly one particular yr on from its inauguration, Joliot-Curie is now working at complete velocity for the final 6 months and has been thoroughly applied in more than a dozen tutorial and industrial fields such as local climate, astrophysics, geophysics, substantial fidelity combustion, biology, molecular dynamics and materials homes, genome and neuroscience fields.

Operated at the CEA’s Quite Huge Computing Centre (TGCC), this extraordinary machine has confirmed its abilities to give urgent computing entry to huge scale HPC assets in the battle in opposition to COVID-19 considerably less than two months right after currently being produced in generation, thanks also to solid guidance delivered by CEA authorities who established up the essential setting to work and publish-approach proficiently COVID-19 simulations.

As portion of the PRACE (Partnership for Innovative Computing in Europe) COVID-19 Fast Observe connect with and the countrywide urgent COVID-19 phone calls from GENCI, European researchers have currently being making use of French supercomputer assets to energy 36 COVID-19 initiatives with 18 of these operating on Joliot-Curie, furnishing scientific success applied to accelerate and guidance public selection-generating for the battle in opposition to Covid-19 and velocity up the development of a cure based on an ideal expertise of the virus.

Considering that January 2020, Joliot-Curie now offers an comprehensive computing energy with far more than 440,000 substantial effectiveness x86 cores in practically 5000 of HPC nodes. It is the to start with supercomputer installed worldwide with AMD EPYC™ 7H12 series processors integrated in Atos’ most recent BullSequana XH2000, which characteristics DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling) for an optimized electricity-successful platform.

Stephane Requena, CTO of GENCI, stated: “With its modular and well balanced architecture, Joliot-Curie is one particular of the most-applied methods in the PRACE European HPC infrastructure we are really proud to be equipped to supply such computing energy to European scientists, in individual in the battle in opposition to COVID-19”.

Helene Bringer, Director Massive Info & HPC at Atos in France, included: “Each individual new Top500 rating underlines the quick speed of innovation in the subject of Large Overall performance Computing. With six supercomputers, like Joliot Curie, we are proud to be rated among the leading fifty leaders in the entire world thanks to our extremely substantial-effectiveness BullSequana technological innovation, and to lead to industrial and scientific competitiveness in Europe.”

Christine Ménaché, Head of the CEA’s Quite Huge Computing Centre (TGCC) stated: “All the TGCC groups have been mobilized to guidance users in their use of this new AMD-Rome partition in Joliot-Curie, especially these involved in initiatives in opposition to COVID-19. The CEA is proud to be equipped to guidance French and European investigate thanks to its expertise produced in the definition of computer heart architectures, the implementation and use of supercomputers and their setting, notably as a result of Joliot-Curie“.

The AMD partition of Joliot-Curie was funded under the European venture PPI4HPC (H2020-754271), which aims to receive impressive computing and storage options, as a result of a joint procurement coordinated by GENCI, for top HPC centers CEA/GENCI, CINECA (Italy), JUELICH (Germany) and BSC (Spain).

On top of that, GENCI, CEA and Atos are proud to announce the acquisition of a new state-of-the-artwork ARM A64FX Fujitsu partition under PPI4HPC to even further enhance the abilities of the Joliot-Curie machine and guidance constructing the route to Exascale** for European and French scientists.

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About Atos
Atos is a international leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 staff in 73 countries and annual earnings of € 12 billion. European amount one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Large-Overall performance Computing, the Group provides stop-to-stop Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Massive Info, Enterprise Purposes and Electronic Place of work options. The Group is the All over the world Information Engineering Spouse for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates under the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.
The intent of Atos is to assist style and design the upcoming of the info area. Its expertise and products and services guidance the development of expertise, instruction and investigate in a multicultural method and lead to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the entire world, the Group enables its consumers and staff, and users of societies at huge to dwell, perform and produce sustainably, in a harmless and protected info area.

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About GENCI
GENCI is a civil society under French regulation, 49% owned by the Condition represented by the Ministère de de l’Enseignement Supérieur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (MESRI), 20% by CEA, 20% by CNRS, 10% by the Universities represented by the Conférence des Présidents d’Universités and 1% by Inria. Made in 2007 by the French public authorities, GENCI is aimed at putting France among the top countries inside of Europe and on the intercontinental phase in HPC and AI. In this context, GENCI has the missions to carry out the French countrywide technique by equipping with HPC and significant info storage assets the a few countrywide computing centres in purchase to guidance scientific open investigate, to lead constructing an European integrated HPC ecosystem and to endorse AI, numerical simulation and HPC inside of the tutorial and industrial investigate communities.
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About CEA
The CEA is a French public investigate organisation serving business, specialising in 4 major places: electricity transition and very low-carbon energies, digital transformation, well being and biotechnologies, defence and protection. It carries out the missions entrusted to it by the French governing administration. With its 20,000 staff and 9 investigate centres outfitted with quite huge infrastructures, the CEA depends on essential investigate of excellence. It is involved in countrywide, European and intercontinental initiatives with a extensive range of tutorial and industrial partners. The CEA ranks as the top investigate organisation submitting patents in France and Europe in accordance to the Clarivate rating (2019).

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*CEA’s preliminary contract began with Bull, which was acquired by Atos in 2014 and is now absolutely integrated into Atos.
**The exascale is the exaflopic scale, realizing that one particular exaflop corresponds to one particular billion billion functions per next.