"We have been using InfiniBand for many years to connect our supercomputing platforms in the most efficient and scalable way, enabling us to conduct high performance weather research and forecasting simulations", stated Alain Beuraud, HPC project manager at Meteo France. "We are excited to leverage the HDR InfiniBand technology advantages, its In-Network Computing acceleration engines, extremely low latency, and advanced routing capabilities to empower our next supercomputing platforms. We look forward to continuing work with Mellanox, and to delivering leading weather services to our customers in France and world-wide."
"The performance advantages of HDR InfiniBand and the standard guarantee of backward- and forward-compatibility ensure leading performance and scalability for compute and data intensive applications, and enable our users to protect their data center investments", stated Gilad Shainer, senior vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "We are proud to collaborate with Atos and Meteo France to build the new supercomputing platforms."
The two new supercomputers will offer a 5,6 times compute power speed-up, compared to Meteo France's existing platforms. The BullSequana XH2000 is a highly energy-efficient platform utilizing its patented water-cooled Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC) solution, which minimizes global energy consumption by using warm water up to 40°C.