The new supercomputer will give AREVA, Astrium, EDF, Ineris, Safran and CEA the highest level of computing resources to support future project development. Digital simulation is a vital tool in research on power generating plant operations, nuclear reactor design and safety, environmental risk assessment, new materials research, and more.
Equipped with the most advanced processors available, the new computer will be supplied by Bull. With a peak of 200 teraflops, its evolutionary architecture was sized to meet the needs of current and future partners. The new acquisition boosts the CCRT's total computing power to more than 500 teraflops.
Commenting on the acquisition, Martha Heitzman, AREVA's Senior Executive Vice President of Research and Development, stated: "These supercomputers enable AREVA to perform studies for our customers with more accurate modelling data in a shorter amount of time, supplementing data from our technical centres' models. With these tools, we are able to demonstrate the safety of our reactors more precisely."
The CEA's Major Computing Center (TGCC) has all of the computer resources and services needed to host high-performance supercomputers.