The BullSequana has already enabled CALMIP to achieve two major challenges - one related to the manufacturing of plastic with a world-first result in terms of calculating precision, and the other on oceanography, and more specifically on the ocean circulation in the Mediterranean Basin.
The supercomputer has a peak performance of 1,3 petaflop/s (1,3 million billion operations per second) bringing 5 times more computing and processing power than that of the previous supercomputer, for the same energy consumption.
Installed at the Espace Clément Ader in the heart of the Toulouse Aérospace Innovation Campus site, the new supercomputer ensures that Toulouse remains one of the most efficient university computing centres in France.
"We are very proud", stated Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President HPC & Quantum at Atos, "to provide CALMIP with this supercomputer designed with the latest technologies and to offer a reliable, high-performance tool to researchers and scientists to support their research and innovation projects."
"For the next 4 years, this new Olympe machine should allow our traditional HPC users to be more ambitious in the complexity of the research they undertake. It will also make it possible to broaden the opening towards new themes such as Life Sciences or Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence, thanks in particular to its latest generation accelerator cards", explained Jean-Luc Estivalèzes, CALMIP Director.
You can find out more about how CALMIP is using Atos' supercomputer in an interview with Jean-Luc Estivalèzes, CALMIP Director; Nicolas Renon, CALMIP Operations Manager, Hervé Neau, Research Engineer at CNRS/IMFT, and Claude Estournel, Research Manager at CNRS, Oceanographer.