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The CEA agency and Atos team up to deliver an exaflop supercomputer by the year 2020

9 Jul 2015 Paris - Atos, an international expert in digital services, has signed a contract with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, CEA, to supply Tera1000, a Bull supercomputer and the forerunner to the exaflop by the end of 2020, a project entailing major technological challenges.

To deliver an exaflop supercomputer by the year 2020 calls for technological breakthroughs, and most especially to control the electricity consumption of such a machine. To this end the CEA decided to apply an early methodology of co-design of the future computers along with a specialist in the industry.

The contract stipulates an initial phase in 2015 for supply of a preliminary machine to deliver a computation capacity similar to Tera100 for the CEA's Military Applications Division ("DAM"), using 5 times less electricity. The first component of the system was delivered on 14 April 2015.

The architecture of the second phase will predesign the new generation of exaflop supercomputers for the 2020s. The prototype, which will be up and running by 2017, will have a computation capacity of 25 petaflops, and an electricity consumption 20 times lower than Tera100 with respect to capacity. Thanks to its partnership with Bull, since 2010, the CEA has been working with Tera100, the first Bull supercomputer to break through the petaflop barrier, the first designed and built in Europe.

François Geleznikoff, Head of the CEA's Military Applications Division, stated: "The CEA/DAM team has been the driving force behind R&D for high-performance computing in France and Europe since the beginning of the noughties. Specifically, the DAM is helping to develop an ecosystem enabling it to produce a competitive, longlasting, sovereign industrial offer of supercomputers in line with its own needs, on the basis of Atos' high-performance computing technology, the only technology of its kind in Europe. To meet this objective, we have now signed the contract with Atos for the Tera1000 as the successor to two generations of Bull supercomputers produced to our entire satisfaction."

In the words of Philippe Vannier, Executive Vice-Chairman Big Data & Security and Chief Technology Officer at the Atos Group, "the Atos Group is extremely proud the CEA has reconfirmed its confidence in Bull technologies. This forms part of our exascale programme, which seeks to develop a new generation of supercomputers by the year 2020, with exaflop performance, i.e. more than one billion billion operations per second, with a major reduction in electricity consumption."
Source: Atos

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Primeur live 2015-07-13

Blog

ISC2015 in figures and facts ...

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer maintains top spot on list of world's top supercomputers ...

Exascale

Mont-Blanc HPC software stack tested on E4's HPC platform based on ARM64 Cavium ThunderX processor ...

3rd HPCG supercomputer performance list released ...

Focus on Europe

ISC2015 in figures and facts ...

Mont-Blanc HPC software stack tested on E4's HPC platform based on ARM64 Cavium ThunderX processor ...

Middleware

Bright Computing launches Bright Cluster Manager 7.1 for HPC at ISC High Performance 2015 event ...

SGI and Altair renew OEM agreement ...

DDN expands global HPC market leadership, introduces the world's highest performance entry-level Lustre appliance, and announces 3 new European customer wins ...

Allinea announces ARM 64-bit development tool suite ...

Hardware

Jülich Supercomputing Centre selects Mellanox end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution for new supercomputer system ...

Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions gain momentum with industry-wide adoption to further enable scalable high-performance computing systems ...

Penguin Computing announces its densest 1U GPU server ...

Penguin Computing to launch new Penguin Tundra open compute servers featuring Cavium's 48 core ARMv8-A ThunderX processors ...

CoolIT features liquid cooling innovations in Frankfurt at ISC 2015 ...

Supermicro exhibits 1U 4x GPU/Xeon Phi SuperServer and high bandwidth 2U TwinPro², 7U SuperBlade servers featuring EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand at ISC 2015 ...

Numascale tops world record STREAM Benchmark ...

Gidel announces its next-generation of linear scalable green FPGA systems ...

The CEA agency and Atos team up to deliver an exaflop supercomputer by the year 2020 ...

New Panasas ActiveStor 18 delivers increased density, performance and scalability  ...

Applications

Kyushu University and Fujitsu Laboratories use supercomputer for real-time disaster-recovery scheduling ...

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