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Primeur weekly 2019-12-02

Exascale supercomputing

LUMI supercomputer will arrive soon - CSC signed the Hosting Agreement with EuroHPC ...

The way is open to building world-class supercomputers in Europe ...

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced 'supercomputer' enables more localised and accurate rainfall forecasts ...

Quantum computing

Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization ...

Ultrafast quantum simulations: A new twist to an old approach ...

Middleware

OpenNebula 5.10 "Boomerang" released ...

Hardware

Boston to continue HPC Roadshow in South Africa at the CHPC Conference ...

Fujitsu begins shipping supercomputer Fugaku ...

KISTI collaborates with Rescale to diversify R&D service of KISTI-5 supercomputer, Nurion ...

Applications

Rethinking brain-inspired computing from the atom up ...

Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves ...

A new theory for how black holes and neutron stars shine bright ...

Molecular eraser enables better data storage and computers for AI ...

Argonne and TAE Technologies heating up plasma energy research ...

IBM makes higher quality weather forecasts available worldwide ...

How the immune system gets on the wrong track ...

Pervasive Technology Institute and Cancer Computer join forces for cure ...

TOP500

CNES's Data Processing Centre increases capacity and reaches 15th place in IO500 world ranking ...

WekaIO places first on IO-500 Challenge ...

The Cloud

NetApp and Google Cloud advance strategic partnership to drive innovation in the Cloud ...

USFlash

Atos grows Santos Dumont supercomputer capacity fivefold making it largest in Latin America ...

Atos grows Santos Dumont supercomputer capacity fivefold making it largest in Latin America


The photo features: Luis Casuscelli, Director of Big Data and Cyber ​​Security at Atos in South America (second from left), Marcos Pontes, Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation (second from right), and Nelson Campelo, CEO Atos in South America (far right).
26 Nov 2019 Rio de Janeiro - Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has extended the capacity of the Santos Dumont supercomputer. Based on Atos' BullSequana technology, this machine, was originally delivered in 2015 to the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC). This update confirms its position as the most powerful supercomputer in Latin America dedicated to research and puts it back on the world's TOP500 list.

The supercomputer is installed in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, and with the expansion of 4 Petaflops, will now operate with a total processing capacity of approximately 5,1 quadrillion operations per second, an increase of approximately 350% compared to the original 2015 specification of 1,1 Petaflops.

"With this expansion, LNCC will gain access to state-of-the-art technologies implemented by Atos, utilizing a high-performance hybrid platform that can support different workloads, expanding its ability to support research and development, especially in the areas of intelligence Artificial and Deep Learning", explained Luis Casuscelli, Director of Big Data and Cyber ​​Security at Atos in South America. "SDumont is equipped with a highly efficient and sustainable cooling infrastructure that uses water and room temperature, reducing the energy used for supercomputer cooling."

The expansion is an initiative in conjunction with the Libra Consortium, led by Petrobras, which aims to support the development of research in the oil and gas sector, and for in-depth seismic image studies and real-time reservoir simulation.

In total around 150 projects have been conducted with Santos Dumont in strategic areas such as oil and gas exploration, and coal and renewable energy, but also for ZIKA and Dengue virus research, drug development for HIV and climate studies.

"The expansion of Santos Dumont is a project of which we are very proud, because it reinforces Atos' positioning as a reliable partner for the digital challenges that businesses and public organisations face today. Together with LNCC, we present for the second time, the largest supercomputer in Latin America dedicated to scientific research and help position Brazil on the list of nations with high performance computing capabilities", concluded Nelson Campelo, Atos CEO for South America.

The Libra Consortium is led by Petrobras, which has a 40% stake, in partnership with Shell (20%), Total (20%), CNPC (10%), and CNOOC Limited (10%). The Consortium also has the participation of the state-owned company Pre-Sal Petróleo SA (PPSA), which is the manager of this contract.
Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-12-02

Exascale supercomputing

LUMI supercomputer will arrive soon - CSC signed the Hosting Agreement with EuroHPC ...

The way is open to building world-class supercomputers in Europe ...

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced 'supercomputer' enables more localised and accurate rainfall forecasts ...

Quantum computing

Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization ...

Ultrafast quantum simulations: A new twist to an old approach ...

Middleware

OpenNebula 5.10 "Boomerang" released ...

Hardware

Boston to continue HPC Roadshow in South Africa at the CHPC Conference ...

Fujitsu begins shipping supercomputer Fugaku ...

KISTI collaborates with Rescale to diversify R&D service of KISTI-5 supercomputer, Nurion ...

Applications

Rethinking brain-inspired computing from the atom up ...

Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves ...

A new theory for how black holes and neutron stars shine bright ...

Molecular eraser enables better data storage and computers for AI ...

Argonne and TAE Technologies heating up plasma energy research ...

IBM makes higher quality weather forecasts available worldwide ...

How the immune system gets on the wrong track ...

Pervasive Technology Institute and Cancer Computer join forces for cure ...

TOP500

CNES's Data Processing Centre increases capacity and reaches 15th place in IO500 world ranking ...

WekaIO places first on IO-500 Challenge ...

The Cloud

NetApp and Google Cloud advance strategic partnership to drive innovation in the Cloud ...

USFlash

Atos grows Santos Dumont supercomputer capacity fivefold making it largest in Latin America ...