Atos’s supercomputer to pave the way for Bulgaria’s leading position in high-tech

This will be the most effective supercomputer in Japanese Europe and is anticipated to be operational in July 2021

Paris (France), Prague (Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) 11 May 2021

Atos currently announces that Bulgaria’s new EuroHPC supercomputer, which is primarily based on Atos’ effective BullSequana XH2000 architecture, is now completely sent and assembled at Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria. Atos was picked to develop Bulgaria’s petascale supercomputer by the European Higher Functionality Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), the internet hosting entity, and the consortium “Petascale Supercomputer Bulgaria” (PetaSC-Bulgaria) whose primary spouse is Sofia Tech Park.

This will be the most effective supercomputer in Japanese Europe and will support to leverage Bulgaria’s high-tech ambitions. Atos’ Czech Republic challenge teams have now started off the configuration checks and the supercomputer is anticipated to start out working operationally in July 2021.

The supercomputer will support improve European scientific investigate and foster innovation by giving access to state-of-the-artwork HPC infrastructure and providers to a huge vary of buyers from the scientific investigate neighborhood, business and the general public sector.atosnewsroom-bulgaria-Eurohpc

It will serve the advancement of scientific, general public and industrial apps in lots of fields, including bioinformatics, pharmacy, molecular dynamics and mechanics, quantum chemistry and biochemistry, artificial intelligence, individualized drugs, bioengineering, meteorology, and the struggle from local weather change.

“We are amazed by the professionalism of the Atos staff. The get the job done on the supply and set up of the equipment is forward of agenda. The major problem for the Consortium “Petascale Supercomputer – Bulgaria” staff is setting up and earning a precious link among the academy, the business, the Sofia Tech Park, and the petascale computer system. In this regard, we talk with the existing EuroHPC centers and have initiated meetings with the academy and business reps. We now have the initially requests for resolving pragmatic jobs in chemistry, drugs, and biology. Of training course, we are also searching ahead to the upcoming – we are conversing with Atos to incorporate their platform and expertise in quantum computers”, reported Peter Statev, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Sofia Tech Park.

“As Europe’s primary supercomputing producer, we are happy to be supporting researchers in business and universities throughout Europe speed up scientific discovery and to produce solutions for present difficulties this kind of as these in well being, strength and agriculture. The use of artificial intelligence in investigate has greater the need for more adaptability and more flexibility in supercomputing, which is precisely what we can deliver with our BullSequana XH2000 so that our clients can benefit from the new capacities of hybrid workloads.” reported Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos.

The supercomputer is co-financed by the Republic of Bulgaria and EuroHPC JU with a joint financial investment totaling EUR 11.5 million.

In addition to this EuroHPC tender, Atos’ BullSequana will also be utilized in four more EuroHPC supercomputing centres CINECA in Italy, IZUM in Slovenia, with LuxProvide in Luxembourg and in the Minho Advanced Computing Centre in Portugal, thereby reinforcing Atos’ situation as a European chief in high-overall performance computing.

31 Atos supercomputers are stated in the TOP500 all over the world supercomputer position, with a blended peak overall performance of 251 petaflops – this is an improve of seventy nine{bcdc0d62f3e776dc94790ed5d1b431758068d4852e7f370e2bcf45b6c3b9404d} in petaflops from the TOP500 listing in June 2020.


Technical Specs

The dimension of the RAM reaches around 300 TB and the amount of cores is one hundred forty four 384, while the computer system is built on AMD EPYC processors cooled by hot water and has a quickly disk storage with a capacity of 2 PB. The complete procedure is backed up from a electrical power failure by an uninterruptible electrical power offer with an output of one MW. The dimension of the procedure is 12 computing racks and 2 racks with auxiliary infrastructure. The complete complicated weighs around 30 tons.

About Atos

Atos is a international chief in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 workers and yearly earnings of around € 11 billion. European amount one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-overall performance computing, the Team delivers tailor-made conclude-to-conclude solutions for all industries in seventy one international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization providers and goods, Atos is committed to a safe and decarbonized digital for its purchasers. Atos operates beneath the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to support style and design the upcoming of the info space. Its expertise and providers aid the advancement of expertise, instruction and investigate in a multicultural approach and contribute to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Team allows its clients and workers, and members of societies at substantial to stay, get the job done and produce sustainably, in a risk-free and safe info space.

More info for journalists

Atos has been working in the Czech Republic since September one, 2011 following the acquisition of Siemens IT Answers and Companies, s.r.o. With more than 300 workers in four branches, it created an external earnings of €63m in 2020. Atos in Bulgaria has more than 1200 workers working in two lawful entities giving entire world-class IT solutions for company purchasers in the CPG (Customer Packaged Merchandise) and F&B (Food items & Beverage) sectors as effectively as a huge vary of conclude-to-conclude providers (twenty+ small business features and one thousand+ processes) inside of the Atos group.

Press Contacts:

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Photograph: Atos BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer at Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria with Jaroslav Vojtěch, Head of HPC & Major Facts at Atos in Czech Republic.