“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 Investigation and Technology Computing Middle (CCRT) have invested in a new supercomputer, named ‘Topaze’, based mostly on the BullSequana XH2000 solution from Atos, and set up in the CEA’s Pretty Huge Computing Middle (TGCC[one]) at Bruyères-le-Châtel in Essonne (south of Paris). It will be open to the very first end users at the stop of June 2021, to begin the ‘Grand Challenges’ section, for very significant-scale simulations.

‘Topaze’ is portion of Atos’ vary of HPC supercomputers, acquired adhering to a simply call for tenders, and is the result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Navy Apps Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing electricity of around eight.eight petaflops[two].

The new pc involves a normal-purpose partition of 864 nodes outfitted with the hottest AMD EPYC Milan 7763 processors, an accelerated partition of forty eight nodes based mostly on Nvidia A100 processors and four very significant memory nodes. A DDN[3] storage program with a potential of about 3 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 Systems, Thales Alenia Room and Valeo will have entry to the hottest technology of computing and data processing methods necessary for the accomplishment of their projects.

Substantial-functionality electronic simulation is an indispensable asset for innovation in numerous fields, these types of as scientific studies on the improvement of new aircraft and helicopter engines, power and ecological transition systems, the design and security of nuclear reactors, environmental hazard evaluation, the design of new ‘flexible’ satellites, the analyze of proteins and the decoding of the genome, the design and manufacture of tires and integrated methods for vehicles, investigate into new elements, and the improvement of a lot more environmentally pleasant cosmetics.

The CCRT’s partnership model, recognized in 2003, has demonstrated its skill to react in a sustainable way customized to the increasing needs of marketplace. It presents a extensive vary of abilities in the industry of high-functionality calculations and processing, combining safety, innovation and versatility in the use of methods. This model is based mostly on many discussions and doing the job classes amongst the associates in buy to share needs and opinions.


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About Atos

Atos is a world-wide leader in electronic transformation with one hundred and five,000 workers and once-a-year revenue of more than € 11 billion. European variety just one in cybersecurity, cloud and high functionality computing, the Team presents customized stop-to-stop methods for all industries in seventy one nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and products and solutions, Atos is fully commited to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its clients. Atos operates underneath the makes Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The purpose of Atos is to assist design the potential of the info space. Its abilities and expert services assist the improvement of knowledge, instruction and investigate in a multicultural tactic and contribute to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Team allows its shoppers and workers, and members of societies at significant to dwell, work and build sustainably, in a safe and sound and protected info space. www.atos.internet

About the CEA

The CEA is a key participant in investigate, improvement and innovation in four primary areas: power transition, electronic transition, technological innovation for the medication of the potential and protection and safety. With a workforce of twenty,000 people, based mostly in 9 websites outfitted with very significant-scale investigate infrastructures, the CEA actively participates in collaborative assignments with a significant variety of educational and industrial associates, in France, Europe and around the globe.

For a lot more info: www.cea.fr

By way of its Navy Apps Division (CEA-DAM), the CEA is tasked with overseeing France’s protection and safety packages. It patterns, manufactures and makes sure the security and trustworthiness of France’s nuclear deterrent warheads. It patterns and tends to make the nuclear steam offer methods that electricity the French Navy’s vessels. The CEA also presents technical assist to the Authorities aimed at blocking nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as effectively as providing its abilities to advise the French Protection Ministry on examining and taking care of the consequences of conventional weapons methods and their vulnerability.

[one] The CEA’s Pretty Huge Computing Middle (TGCC) is an infrastructure operated by groups from the DAM Île-de-France center and designed to host supercomputers, with all the computing methods and expert services tailored to high-functionality electronic processing.

[two] one million billion operations for every 2nd.

[3] DataDirect Networks

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