“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 companions at the Study and Engineering Computing Heart (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, based mostly on the BullSequana XH2000 answer from Atos, and set up in the CEA’s Very Huge Computing Heart (TGCC[1]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open up to the initially customers at the end of June 2021, to start out the ‘Grand Challenges’ phase, for pretty substantial-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is element of Atos’ vary of HPC supercomputers, obtained next a get in touch with for tenders, and is the final result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Military Applications Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing ability of close to eight.eight petaflops[2].

The new pc consists of a general-intent partition of 864 nodes geared up with the most recent AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of 48 nodes based mostly on Nvidia A100 processors and four pretty substantial memory nodes. A DDN[3] storage method with a ability of somewhere around 3 petabytes and a bandwidth of 280 gigabytes/s completes the computation element.

atos-topazeAs companions of the CCRT, the groups from ArianeGroup, the CEA, Cerfacs, EDF, France Génomique, IFPEN, Ineris, Ingeliance, IRSN, L’Oréal, Michelin, Onera, the Safran Group, Synchrotron SOLEIL, TechnicAtome, Thales Defence Mission Programs, Thales Alenia Room and Valeo will have entry to the most recent generation of computing and facts processing means expected for the accomplishment of their projects.

High-effectiveness electronic simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in quite a few fields, these kinds of as reports on the development of new aircraft and helicopter engines, electricity and ecological transition systems, the structure and safety of nuclear reactors, environmental risk analysis, the structure of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the examine of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the structure and manufacture of tires and integrated systems for automobiles, study into new materials, and the development of far more environmentally pleasant cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership product, set up in 2003, has demonstrated its potential to reply in a sustainable way customized to the rising needs of business. It provides a large vary of capabilities in the area of higher-effectiveness calculations and processing, combining stability, innovation and adaptability in the use of means. This product is based mostly on many discussions and functioning classes between the companions in buy to share needs and responses.


Press contacts:

Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 6 73 64 04 eighteen | @laurajanefau

Tuline Laeser | [email protected] | +33 6 twelve 04 40 22 | @CEA_Officiel

About Atos

Atos is a worldwide leader in electronic transformation with 105,000 workforce and yearly income of above € 11 billion. European quantity a person in cybersecurity, cloud and higher effectiveness computing, the Group provides customized end-to-end answers for all industries in 71 nations. A pioneer in decarbonization solutions and products, Atos is committed to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its clients. Atos operates beneath the brand names Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The intent of Atos is to support structure the foreseeable future of the details space. Its know-how and solutions help the development of awareness, education and learning and study in a multicultural strategy and add to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Group enables its shoppers and workforce, and users of societies at substantial to live, perform and develop sustainably, in a risk-free and protected details space. www.atos.web

About the CEA

The CEA is a essential participant in study, development and innovation in four key locations: electricity transition, electronic transition, technological know-how for the medication of the foreseeable future and defense and stability. With a workforce of twenty,000 folks, based mostly in 9 web sites geared up with pretty substantial-scale study infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative jobs with a substantial quantity of tutorial and industrial companions, in France, Europe and all over the world.

For far more details: www.cea.fr

As a result of its Military Applications Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s defense and stability courses. It models, manufactures and makes certain the safety and reliability of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It models and will make the nuclear steam source systems that ability the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also provides technical help to the Authorities aimed at avoiding nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as effectively as providing its know-how to advise the French Defense Ministry on assessing and handling the results of standard weapons systems and their vulnerability.

[1] The CEA’s Very Huge Computing Heart (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by groups from the DAM Île-de-France center and designed to host supercomputers, with all the computing means and solutions tailored to higher-effectiveness electronic processing.

[2] 1 million billion functions for every next.

[3] DataDirect Networks

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

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