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Primeur weekly 2018-10-08

Special

Where did the first 500 million euro invested by the European Horizon 2020 programme go? ...

Focus

World's first ARM-based supercomputer Isambard is ready for science ...

Exascale supercomputing

New European project ESCAPE-2 on exascale computing for numerical weather prediction gets under way ...

Berkeley Lab, Oak Ridge, and NVIDIA team breaks exaop barrier with deep learning application ...

Coming soon to exascale computing: Software for chemistry of catalysis ...

Quantum computing

ORNL researchers advance quantum computing, science through six DOE awards ...

Berkeley Lab to build an advanced quantum computing testbed ...

Berkeley Lab to push quantum information frontiers with new programmes in computing, physics, materials, and chemistry ...

Berkeley Quantum to accelerate innovation in quantum information science ...

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Clark Golestani to Board ...

Defects promise quantum communication through standard optical fiber ...

Focus on Europe

Atos and the University of Reims launch ROMEO, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, under the sponsorship of Cedric Villani ...

Special Edition of Open e-IRG Workshop under the Austrian EU Presidency will focus on relationship between Open Science, FAIR data and EOSC ...

Goethe University to develop green supercomputer for science ...

Calling on HPC experts and enthusiasts to propose tutorials and workshops for ISC 2019 ...

ISC 2019 calls for research paper submission by December 12, 2018 ...

Middleware

USC ISI to pilot Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence for National Science Foundation ...

Hardware

Tintri co-founder Mark Gritter joins Tintri by DDN as CTO to lead analytics and server virtualization vision ...

DDN simplifies the AI data centre with NVIDIA ...

New research could lead to more energy-efficient computing ...

Applications

New simulation sheds light on spiraling supermassive black holes ...

DNA unzipped, turned around, and rezipped ...

Dark Energy Survey releases first year value-added data products ...

A quantum leap toward expanding the search for dark matter ...

HP-CONCORD paves the way for scalable machine learning in HPC ...

In disaster's wake, novel computing techniques support emergency responders ...

Transition metal dichalcogenides could increase computer speed, memory by a million times ...

A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data and advance AI ...

Rochester Institute of Technology leads multi-university collaboration to simulate neutron star mergers ...

The Cloud

Oracle rolls out Autonomous NoSQL Database service ...

Quanta Cloud Technology showcases AI portfolio options at GTC Europe ...

ZeroStack delivers GPU-as-a-Service via NVIDIA hardware ...

Atos and the University of Reims launch ROMEO, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, under the sponsorship of Cedric Villani

1 Oct 2018 Paris - Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, and ROMEO, the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne's (URCA) supercomputing centre, have inaugurated their new supercomputer ROMEO. This supercomputer, a BullSequana X1000 from Atos, is ranked amongst the most-powerful supercomputers worldwide. It is in the TOP500 and 20th in the GREEN500 ranking.

The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne has made available its new supercomputer ROMEO, under sponsorship of the renowned French mathematician and Fields Medal laureate Cédric Villani, in the presence of representatives from Atos, CEA DAM, GENCI and NVIDIA.

With a peak performance of 1 petaflop/s (a million billion operations per second), equipped with some of the most powerful processors on the market and the latest Tesla graphic processors from NVIDIA, this supercomputer provides an architecture which brings together digital simulation with Artificial Intelligence.

The supercomputer uses Atos' Bull eXascale Interconnect (BXI) which offers performance, scalability, efficiency, reliability and quality of service for extreme workloads. It will enable both academic organisations and industry players to take advantage of a vast computing power for their digital simulation projects and to develop applications using the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence and high-performance data analytics.

Cédric Villani recently authored a report on Artificial Intelligence, at the request of the French government, and this new supercomputer is fully in line with France's national strategy to become a leader in AI. The supercomputer is focused on the four priority sectors identified for the development of Artificial Intelligence: health, transport, environment and defense.

ROMEO is a real opportunity to innovate locally. The supercomputer is already being used by academic and industry researchers, who are using this supercomputer in areas of agriculture, banking and the automobile sector.

"We are very proud of the launch of this supercomputer at the University Centre of Champagne-Ardennes", stated Pierre Barnabé, Chief Operating Officer, Big Data & Security at Atos. "This installation confirms the strategic engagement of the Atos Group in R&D in scientific computing. The BullSequana supercomputer brings a level of power that is needed by the digital simulation projects of the University and it also offers the necessary functionalities for the convergence of Artificial Intelligence and scientific computing, which the URCA requested."

NVIDIA congratulates the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne on its new supercomputer ROMEO which broadens its strong partnership, which has been well-established for many years.

"Built on the foundations of our longstanding partnership with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, the new supercomputer ROMEO will enable researchers to shape the world of tomorrow using high-performance computing and AI", stated Jaap Zuiderveld, VP Europe at NVIDIA. "The ROMEO installation is complemented by URCA's new master CHPS and the courses at the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute offered at the University, which will enable a new generation of AI researchers to prosper."

"This new supercomputer is positioned at the heart of the digital Sciences and Engineering Division developed by our university. Thanks to the high-performance computing and simulation, this supercomputer enables us to achieve results, which were unimaginable a few years ago. ROMEO now is part of solving complex problems in the fields of Industry 4.0, bio-economy, energy, climate, health, materials and technological transformations by associating academic and industrial research", stated Guillaume Garraway, president of the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne.

The supercomputer is financed by FEDER with 2.633.333 euro; La Région Grand Est with 1.000.000 euro; the French government with 633.333 euro; Le Grand Reims with 500.000 euro; and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne with 500.000 euro.
Source: Atos

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Primeur weekly 2018-10-08

Special

Where did the first 500 million euro invested by the European Horizon 2020 programme go? ...

Focus

World's first ARM-based supercomputer Isambard is ready for science ...

Exascale supercomputing

New European project ESCAPE-2 on exascale computing for numerical weather prediction gets under way ...

Berkeley Lab, Oak Ridge, and NVIDIA team breaks exaop barrier with deep learning application ...

Coming soon to exascale computing: Software for chemistry of catalysis ...

Quantum computing

ORNL researchers advance quantum computing, science through six DOE awards ...

Berkeley Lab to build an advanced quantum computing testbed ...

Berkeley Lab to push quantum information frontiers with new programmes in computing, physics, materials, and chemistry ...

Berkeley Quantum to accelerate innovation in quantum information science ...

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Clark Golestani to Board ...

Defects promise quantum communication through standard optical fiber ...

Focus on Europe

Atos and the University of Reims launch ROMEO, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, under the sponsorship of Cedric Villani ...

Special Edition of Open e-IRG Workshop under the Austrian EU Presidency will focus on relationship between Open Science, FAIR data and EOSC ...

Goethe University to develop green supercomputer for science ...

Calling on HPC experts and enthusiasts to propose tutorials and workshops for ISC 2019 ...

ISC 2019 calls for research paper submission by December 12, 2018 ...

Middleware

USC ISI to pilot Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence for National Science Foundation ...

Hardware

Tintri co-founder Mark Gritter joins Tintri by DDN as CTO to lead analytics and server virtualization vision ...

DDN simplifies the AI data centre with NVIDIA ...

New research could lead to more energy-efficient computing ...

Applications

New simulation sheds light on spiraling supermassive black holes ...

DNA unzipped, turned around, and rezipped ...

Dark Energy Survey releases first year value-added data products ...

A quantum leap toward expanding the search for dark matter ...

HP-CONCORD paves the way for scalable machine learning in HPC ...

In disaster's wake, novel computing techniques support emergency responders ...

Transition metal dichalcogenides could increase computer speed, memory by a million times ...

A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data and advance AI ...

Rochester Institute of Technology leads multi-university collaboration to simulate neutron star mergers ...

The Cloud

Oracle rolls out Autonomous NoSQL Database service ...

Quanta Cloud Technology showcases AI portfolio options at GTC Europe ...

ZeroStack delivers GPU-as-a-Service via NVIDIA hardware ...