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Primeur weekly 2018-01-22

Focus

European Commission explains why Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to help create EuroHPC ecosystem ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale architectures lead to greener and more advanced combustion systems ...

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Programme expands to include data and learning projects ...

Quantum computing

HKU quantum physicist Dr. Giulio Chiribella receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2018 ...

New input for quantum simulations ...

Focus on Europe

Eni boots up HPC4 and makes its computing system the world's most powerful in the industry ...

ONERA to install new supercomputer for aerospace research ...

Atos to deliver the most powerful supercomputer in Germany at Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

Hardware

Cray announces selected preliminary 2017 financial results ...

India's Ministry of Earth Sciences deploys new Cray XC40 supercomputers and Cray storage systems ...

University of Virginia Engineering tapped to lead $27.5 million centre to reinvent computing ...

Asperitas creates AsperitasEI business unit to bring circular energy and data centre projects to life ...

CSRA selects edge solutions and Supermicro computer for expansion, increasing NASA computing capacity to 5 petaFLOPS ...

Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter wins Linley Group Analyst Choice Award for Best Networking Chip ...

Notre Dame to lead $26 million multi-university research centre developing next-generation computing technologies ...

New $32 million centre at University of Michigan reimagines how computers are designed ...

New C-BRIC centre will tackle brain-inspired computing ...

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing ...

Applications

US DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects ...

NOAA kicks off 2018 with massive supercomputer upgrade ...

UMass Center for Data Science partners with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to accelerate science and medicine ...

Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host free webinar on innovative web-based HPC portal ...

2D tin (stanene) without buckling: A possible topological insulator ...

Uncovering decades of questionable investments ...

Groundbreaking conference examines how AI transforms our world ...

Framework for Research Data Management makes life simpler for researchers ...

The Cloud

New centre headquartered at Carnegie Mellon will build smarter networks to connect edge devices to the Cloud ...

IBM and Salesforce strengthen strategic partnership ...

ANSYS and Rescale offer on-demand, pay-per-use ANSYS software on Rescale's ScaleX Cloud HPC platform ...

Atos to deliver the most powerful supercomputer in Germany at Forschungszentrum Jülich


22 Jan 2018 Paris, Munich - Atos has signed a contract to deliver its latest supercomputer, the 'BullSequana X1000', to Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany. The 12-petaflop machine will be Germany’s fastest supercomputer and one the most powerful computers in the world.

Among numerous other activities, the BullSequana will be used in research for the Human Brain Project, which has as its goal to improve the understanding of the processes in the human brain through simulation.

"The scientific community in Germany and Europe requires high-quality, flexible and scalable computing power as well as the matching IT infrastructure. Complex simulation models and unstructured data sets with billions of data points - these are the challenges mastered by the new supercomputing module from Atos", stated Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich.

As a highly flexible machine, the BullSequana is ideally suited for interdisciplinary high-level research. By selecting Atos as its partner, Forschungszentrum Jülich has become the first institution in the German research landscape to install this flagship supercomputer. The complete system will ultimately include ten BullSequana X1000 cells and is optimized for free cooling all year round, consuming 10 times less energy than previous generations of supercomputers.

"The fact that Forschungszentrum Jülich has chosen Atos BullSequana supercomputer proves that our European technologies and solutions bring significant value and the necessary trust to more and more research institutes in the demanding challenges they have to tackle. In addition, they appreciate that our Atos BullSequana supercomputer is characterized by high energy efficiency and careful use of resources which provides state-of-the-art low carbon impact, necessary to reach exascale in a sustainable way", stated Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos.

In addition to installing the supercomputer, Atos will be responsible for operations and on-site support, working closely with Munich-based specialized company ParTec, which will ensure system management with its ParaStation software stack and local staff.

"Since 2010, our experts have been developing the software, which will in future create the union of several modules into a single system. In partnership with Atos it is our goal to provide the leading software for Exascale", stated Bernhard Frohwitter, CEO of ParTec.

The supercomputer will be operated by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, a member of the Gauss Center for Supercomputing, and will be installed in Q2 2018 in Jülich, Germany. The system is financed by funds from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Source: Atos

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Primeur weekly 2018-01-22

Focus

European Commission explains why Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to help create EuroHPC ecosystem ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale architectures lead to greener and more advanced combustion systems ...

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Programme expands to include data and learning projects ...

Quantum computing

HKU quantum physicist Dr. Giulio Chiribella receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2018 ...

New input for quantum simulations ...

Focus on Europe

Eni boots up HPC4 and makes its computing system the world's most powerful in the industry ...

ONERA to install new supercomputer for aerospace research ...

Atos to deliver the most powerful supercomputer in Germany at Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

Hardware

Cray announces selected preliminary 2017 financial results ...

India's Ministry of Earth Sciences deploys new Cray XC40 supercomputers and Cray storage systems ...

University of Virginia Engineering tapped to lead $27.5 million centre to reinvent computing ...

Asperitas creates AsperitasEI business unit to bring circular energy and data centre projects to life ...

CSRA selects edge solutions and Supermicro computer for expansion, increasing NASA computing capacity to 5 petaFLOPS ...

Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter wins Linley Group Analyst Choice Award for Best Networking Chip ...

Notre Dame to lead $26 million multi-university research centre developing next-generation computing technologies ...

New $32 million centre at University of Michigan reimagines how computers are designed ...

New C-BRIC centre will tackle brain-inspired computing ...

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing ...

Applications

US DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects ...

NOAA kicks off 2018 with massive supercomputer upgrade ...

UMass Center for Data Science partners with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to accelerate science and medicine ...

Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host free webinar on innovative web-based HPC portal ...

2D tin (stanene) without buckling: A possible topological insulator ...

Uncovering decades of questionable investments ...

Groundbreaking conference examines how AI transforms our world ...

Framework for Research Data Management makes life simpler for researchers ...

The Cloud

New centre headquartered at Carnegie Mellon will build smarter networks to connect edge devices to the Cloud ...

IBM and Salesforce strengthen strategic partnership ...

ANSYS and Rescale offer on-demand, pay-per-use ANSYS software on Rescale's ScaleX Cloud HPC platform ...