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Primeur weekly 2019-02-25

Special

Astronomers publish new sky map detecting hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies ...

LOFAR and APERTIF telescope systems tooled with machine learning and FPGA/GPU technology make cosmic explosions more visible to astronomers ...

Focus

Over 700 million euro of budget allocated to e-Infrastructure related projects in H2020 - close to 600 million euro to HPC related projects ...

German Government reconfirms its support for supercomputing development on a national and European scale ...

Quantum computing

Dutch King opens Microsoft Quantum Lab on TU Delft campus ...

ISARA Corp. unveils tools to simplify and accelerate quantum-safe cryptography roll-out ...

Exploring the global landscape of quantum technology research ...

Focus on Europe

International research collaboration computes climate past, present, and future ...

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe again in Poland ...

Middleware

Open Compute Project announces updated market forecast ...

Excelero appoints HPC industry visionary Sven Breuner as Field CTO ...

Hardware

vScaler to perform ResNet benchmarks on the NVIDIA DGX-2 server ...

Cray elects Stephen Gold to Board of Directors ...

Atos helps CALMIP achieve leading calculation results with BullSequana supercomputer ...

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launches PARAM Shivay at the Indian Institute of Technology ...

HDR 200G InfiniBand sets new performance records, accelerating multiple high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence platforms around the world ...

Supermicro expands Intelligent Edge product portfolio to address emerging AI and 5G technologies ...

Applications

HLRS Visualization supports Stuttgart 21 Construction ...

Lorentz-eScience competition 2020 to issue Call for Applications ...

Supercomputers target bovine tuberculosis ...

NESAP hosts first NERSC-9 GPU hackathon for application developers ...

Artificial Intelligence allows for identification of new cancer genes ...

Novel material properties of hybrid perovskite nanostructures for next-generation non-linear electronic devices ...

Clarkson University awarded National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site on High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Hyperion Research releases Cloud Application Assessment Tool ...

Atos helps CALMIP achieve leading calculation results with BullSequana supercomputer


Photo from left to right: Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President HPC & Quantum at Atos; Jean-Luc Estivalèzes – CALMIP Director; Maxime Boyer - Deputy Mayor Quartier 31 - Representative of Toulouse Métropole; Marie-Elisabeth Borredon - Regional Delegate - Regional Delegation for Research and Technology in the Occitania region; Olivier Simonin - Toulouse INP President.
21 Feb 2019 Paris - Atos' supercomputer, the BullSequana X1000, is now operational at CALMIP - Calcul en Midi-Pyrénées, one of the biggest multi-scale inter-university supercomputing centres in France. Christened Olympe, the supercomputer will be used as part of the CADAMIP project over the period 2018-2022, to enable the university community to advance on over 200 projects in the sectors of materials, fluid mechanics, universe sciences and chemistry.

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.
Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-02-25

Special

Astronomers publish new sky map detecting hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies ...

LOFAR and APERTIF telescope systems tooled with machine learning and FPGA/GPU technology make cosmic explosions more visible to astronomers ...

Focus

Over 700 million euro of budget allocated to e-Infrastructure related projects in H2020 - close to 600 million euro to HPC related projects ...

German Government reconfirms its support for supercomputing development on a national and European scale ...

Quantum computing

Dutch King opens Microsoft Quantum Lab on TU Delft campus ...

ISARA Corp. unveils tools to simplify and accelerate quantum-safe cryptography roll-out ...

Exploring the global landscape of quantum technology research ...

Focus on Europe

International research collaboration computes climate past, present, and future ...

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe again in Poland ...

Middleware

Open Compute Project announces updated market forecast ...

Excelero appoints HPC industry visionary Sven Breuner as Field CTO ...

Hardware

vScaler to perform ResNet benchmarks on the NVIDIA DGX-2 server ...

Cray elects Stephen Gold to Board of Directors ...

Atos helps CALMIP achieve leading calculation results with BullSequana supercomputer ...

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launches PARAM Shivay at the Indian Institute of Technology ...

HDR 200G InfiniBand sets new performance records, accelerating multiple high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence platforms around the world ...

Supermicro expands Intelligent Edge product portfolio to address emerging AI and 5G technologies ...

Applications

HLRS Visualization supports Stuttgart 21 Construction ...

Lorentz-eScience competition 2020 to issue Call for Applications ...

Supercomputers target bovine tuberculosis ...

NESAP hosts first NERSC-9 GPU hackathon for application developers ...

Artificial Intelligence allows for identification of new cancer genes ...

Novel material properties of hybrid perovskite nanostructures for next-generation non-linear electronic devices ...

Clarkson University awarded National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site on High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Hyperion Research releases Cloud Application Assessment Tool ...