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 Centre (CESGA), to style, deliver and put in a new supercomputing procedure, named Finisterrae III, centered on Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputing architecture, that will multiply the existing capacities of the center by twelve, while giving substantial storage capacity. The deal also incorporates a 30-qubit Atos Quantum Finding out Machine (Atos QLM30), which locations CESGA as a pioneer in Spain in quantum simulation.

CESGA will use the supercomputer for investigate tasks in collaboration with college and sector researchers in Galicia for a variety of strategic regions of science and technologies these types of as nanotechnology, new supplies and industrial procedures, health and fitness and existence sciences and ocean sciences. It will also encourage the use of HPC and Big Details in SMEs.

It will help users to undertake new Synthetic Intelligence, Machine Finding out and Deep Understanding methods and use these in supercomputing. It will also encourage Industry 4. and the Industrial Electronic Innovation Hub of Galicia, bringing supercomputing methods to public administrations and extending the use of supercomputing to other regions of knowledge, these types of as Social Sciences and Humanities.

The standard structure theory of the Finisterrae III challenge is to present a effortless, open, effective, adaptable, and adaptable infrastructure for diverse computational paradigms. In this perception, the undertaking will supply entry to emerging technologies, especially Quantum Computing, many thanks to the Atos QLM, which will help experts, developers, and users to practice on the equipment.

“We are proud to supply CESGA with this new supercomputing technique developed with the hottest systems which is also a reputable and high-efficiency software that contributes to the improvement of science and technology”, claimed Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos. “With this new contract Atos confirms its experience in delivering significant-effectiveness computing solutions, opening computing new horizons to the regularly demanding wants of our buyers.”

The targets of CESGA are the universalization of Analysis, Growth and Innovation (R&D&I), facilitating obtain to these resources to a greater quantity of entities and companies, as perfectly as creating a connection in between regions of expertise (mainstreaming) and supporting the increasing complexity of investigations.

Quantum simulation

The Atos QLM is a simulator that permits consumers to acquire, enhance and test quantum purposes. Combining an ultra-compact, significant-powered equipment with a universal programming language. It permits scientists and engineers to establish and experiment with quantum computer software and is the world’s only quantum computer software enhancement and simulation apparatus. The process simulates the legal guidelines of physics, which are at the coronary heart of quantum computing, to compute the actual execution of a quantum software with double-digit precision.

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


Complex specifications:

Finisterrae III will multiply the computing capacity of the prior CESGA supercomputer by twelve, providing a computing electric power of 4 PetaFLOPS through 354 computing nodes geared up with most up-to-date technology Intel Xeon Ice Lake 8352Y processors of 32 cores at 2.2GHz.

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

With each other, the supercomputer nodes have 118 TB mixture memory and 5 PB disk storage ability dependent on NetApp technology.

Storage – For community storage, nodes include things like NVMe SSD strong point out drives, with an mixture capability of 355TB and blazing-quickly information input/ output pace. The new method also has a 20 PB ability long lasting knowledge storage subsystem.

Interconnect – The nodes are related by a superior ability, very reduced latency Infiniband HDR100 interconnect network.

About Atos

Atos is a world wide chief in electronic transformation with 105,000 staff and yearly earnings of more than € 11 billion. European variety one in cybersecurity, cloud and significant functionality computing, the Group presents tailored conclude-to-stop remedies for all industries in 71 international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and items, Atos is dedicated to a protected and decarbonized digital for its consumers. Atos operates beneath the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The objective of Atos is to help design and style the long run of the info room. Its abilities and expert services assist the progress of understanding, education and investigate in a multicultural strategy and contribute to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Group enables its clients and staff members, and customers of societies at massive to live, function and create sustainably, in a safe and sound and protected details space.

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