“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 Research and Know-how Computing Middle (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, primarily based on the BullSequana XH2000 option from Atos, and put in in the CEA’s Extremely Big Computing Middle (TGCC[1]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open to the very first consumers at the conclude of June 2021, to get started the ‘Grand Challenges’ phase, for extremely large-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is portion of Atos’ array of HPC supercomputers, obtained following a connect with for tenders, and is the final result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Armed service Apps Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing energy of about eight.eight petaflops[2].

The new personal computer features a general-goal partition of 864 nodes outfitted with the most recent AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of forty eight nodes primarily based on Nvidia A100 processors and 4 extremely large memory nodes. A DDN[three] storage technique with a capacity of around three petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation portion.

As 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 Place and Valeo will have accessibility to the most recent technology of computing and facts processing means required for the achievements of their projects.

Substantial-efficiency digital simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in numerous fields, such as experiments on the progress of new aircraft and helicopter engines, energy and ecological changeover systems, the design and style and basic safety of nuclear reactors, environmental chance analysis, the design and style of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the research of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the design and style and manufacture of tires and built-in units for vehicles, analysis into new elements, and the progress of more environmentally helpful cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership design, established in 2003, has shown its means to answer in a sustainable way personalized to the increasing desires of sector. It provides a large array of capabilities in the area of high-efficiency calculations and processing, combining stability, innovation and overall flexibility in the use of means. This design is primarily based on quite a few conversations and doing work sessions in between the associates in get to share desires and feedback.


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About Atos

Atos is a global chief in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 staff and yearly profits of around € eleven billion. European range 1 in cybersecurity, cloud and high efficiency computing, the Team supplies personalized conclude-to-conclude alternatives for all industries in seventy one nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and items, Atos is dedicated to a secure and decarbonized digital for its purchasers. Atos operates below the brand names Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The goal of Atos is to assist design and style the long run of the details place. Its abilities and expert services guidance the progress of know-how, education and analysis in a multicultural approach and contribute to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the planet, the Team enables its prospects and staff, and users of societies at large to are living, get the job done and build sustainably, in a protected and secure details place. www.atos.net

About the CEA

The CEA is a essential participant in analysis, progress and innovation in 4 major places: energy changeover, digital changeover, technologies for the medicine of the long run and defense and stability. With a workforce of 20,000 men and women, primarily based in nine internet sites outfitted with extremely large-scale analysis infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large range of academic and industrial associates, in France, Europe and around the world.

For more details: www.cea.fr

Via its Armed service Apps Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s defense and stability courses. It types, manufactures and ensures the basic safety and trustworthiness of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It types and will make the nuclear steam offer units that energy the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also supplies specialized guidance to the Authorities aimed at stopping nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as properly as supplying its abilities to suggest the French Protection Ministry on evaluating and taking care of the consequences of standard weapons units and their vulnerability.

[1] The CEA’s Extremely Big Computing Middle (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by groups from the DAM Île-de-France centre and created to host supercomputers, with all the computing means and expert services tailored to high-efficiency digital processing.

[2] 1 million billion operations for each next.

[three] DataDirect Networks

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