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Primeur weekly 2020-01-13

Focus

Ambitious plans for e-IRG, EOSC and EuroHPC under Croatian EU Presidency - Interview with Ivan Maric, SRCE, Croatia ...

Quantum computing

Delta partners with IBM to explore quantum computing - an airline industry first ...

IBM working with over 100 organisations to advance practical quantum computing ...

New quantum loop provides long national testbed for quantum communication technology ...

The case of the elusive Majorana: The so-called 'angel particle' is still a mystery ...

World's first quantum-safe connected car secured by ISARA ...

Georgia Tech collaborates with IBM to develop software stacks for quantum computers ...

New York University partners with IBM to explore quantum computing for simulation of quantum systems and advancing quantum education ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates the manufacture of the first open source chip developed in Spain ...

Atos empowers researchers at the University of Luxembourg with its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer ...

Solemn inauguration of the HLRN-IV system ...

The European Commission is looking for IT specialists in HPC, Quantum, Infrastructure and Cloud ...

Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel wins 2020 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Middleware

Altair acquires newFASANT, further expanding high-frequency electromagnetics portfolio ...

Hardware

ECMWF signs contract with Atos for new supercomputer ...

World High Performance Computing (HPC) markets to 2025 - AI, IoT, and 5G will be major drivers for HPC growth as they facilitate the need to process vast amounts of data ...

IDC MarketScape names WekaIO as a major player in file-based storage ...

200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate the new European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) supercomputer ...

Applications

Frederick National Laboratory part of SC19 "Best Paper" team ...

Hyperion Research expands its analyst team ...

Supercomputer simulations showcase novel planet formation models ...

Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage ...

Exploring the 'dark side' of a single-crystal complex oxide thin film ...

Sublimation, not melting: Graphene surprises researchers again ...

Persistence of gut microbial strains in twins, living apart after cohabitating for decades ...

Kun Sun and Sushil Jajodia receive funding for subcontract agreement ...

Decrappifying brain images with deep learning ...

Xylem expands regional headquarters in Singapore with new Technology Hub ...

The Cloud

Intel brings innovation to life with intelligent tech spanning the Cloud, network, edge and PC at CES 2020 ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory joins IBM Q Network to explore quantum computing algorithms and education outreach ...

Atos empowers researchers at the University of Luxembourg with its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer


7 Jan 2020 Paris - Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has signed a 4-year contract to supply its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, to the University of Luxembourg, renowned European university and international leader in research. The supercomputer, named as 'AION', will allow the university to further accelerate research and to face global competition, by achieving cutting-edge results.

The BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer will give researchers 1,5 times more computing capacity than previously, with a theoretical peak performance of 1,7 petaflops which will complement the existing supercomputing cluster. It will be equipped with AMD EPYC processors and Mellanox InfiniBand HDR technology, connected to a DDN storage environment.

The new supercomputer will be used by the University and its European and international partners to accelerate the research performed in intensive computing and large-scale Big Data analytics. This includes cutting-edge developments for research in various domains such as particle physics, material sciences, theoretical chemistry, earth sciences, numerical weather prediction, astrophysics, cryptology, artificial intelligence, and economical simulations.

"One of the key reasons Atos was selected for this contract was due to our BullSequana XH2000's highly-efficient water-cooled Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC) solution, which ensures optimum energy-efficiency", stated Antoine Kerrinckx, CEO Belgium and Luxembourg at Atos. "As the leading European supercomputer manufacturer, we're proud to be contributing to the competitiveness of Luxembourg and to enable researchers further accelerate in their work."

"Modern research requires significant computing power and generates large amounts of data - therefore we needed a HPC solution which responds to our growing need for increased computing capacity in order to increase our research capabilities and enable us to go beyond the limits of traditional simulation", stated Dr. Sébastien Varrette, co-leading with Prof. Pascal Bouvry the High Performance Computing service at the University of Luxembourg. "With the release of the AION system, the global capacity of the HPC infrastructure provided within the University will be increased both in terms of computing - totaling 2,8 PetaFlops with both systems - and shared storage - up to 10 PetaBytes. This consolidates the University's ambition to offer a cutting-edge research infrastructure to Luxembourg public research and serves as edge access to the upcoming Luxembourg MeluXina supercomputer in the EuroHPC context."

Delivery of the 'AION' supercomputer is expected in Q1 2020.
Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2020-01-13

Focus

Ambitious plans for e-IRG, EOSC and EuroHPC under Croatian EU Presidency - Interview with Ivan Maric, SRCE, Croatia ...

Quantum computing

Delta partners with IBM to explore quantum computing - an airline industry first ...

IBM working with over 100 organisations to advance practical quantum computing ...

New quantum loop provides long national testbed for quantum communication technology ...

The case of the elusive Majorana: The so-called 'angel particle' is still a mystery ...

World's first quantum-safe connected car secured by ISARA ...

Georgia Tech collaborates with IBM to develop software stacks for quantum computers ...

New York University partners with IBM to explore quantum computing for simulation of quantum systems and advancing quantum education ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates the manufacture of the first open source chip developed in Spain ...

Atos empowers researchers at the University of Luxembourg with its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer ...

Solemn inauguration of the HLRN-IV system ...

The European Commission is looking for IT specialists in HPC, Quantum, Infrastructure and Cloud ...

Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel wins 2020 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Middleware

Altair acquires newFASANT, further expanding high-frequency electromagnetics portfolio ...

Hardware

ECMWF signs contract with Atos for new supercomputer ...

World High Performance Computing (HPC) markets to 2025 - AI, IoT, and 5G will be major drivers for HPC growth as they facilitate the need to process vast amounts of data ...

IDC MarketScape names WekaIO as a major player in file-based storage ...

200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate the new European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) supercomputer ...

Applications

Frederick National Laboratory part of SC19 "Best Paper" team ...

Hyperion Research expands its analyst team ...

Supercomputer simulations showcase novel planet formation models ...

Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage ...

Exploring the 'dark side' of a single-crystal complex oxide thin film ...

Sublimation, not melting: Graphene surprises researchers again ...

Persistence of gut microbial strains in twins, living apart after cohabitating for decades ...

Kun Sun and Sushil Jajodia receive funding for subcontract agreement ...

Decrappifying brain images with deep learning ...

Xylem expands regional headquarters in Singapore with new Technology Hub ...

The Cloud

Intel brings innovation to life with intelligent tech spanning the Cloud, network, edge and PC at CES 2020 ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory joins IBM Q Network to explore quantum computing algorithms and education outreach ...