The supercomputer at SURFsara is used for scientific research by universities, research institutions and to a growing extent, by business. Cartesius is used for climate research, water management, improving medical treatment, sustainable energy research, noise reduction and product and process optimization.
The Dutch national supercomputer Cartesius has been instrumental in achieving outstanding progress in:
Prof. dr. ir. Anwar Osseyran, CEO of SURFsara, indicated: "Our society digitizes quickly and thus huge amounts of data become available to researchers. This data has to be analyzed, and more complex models and simulations are necessary. With the new Bull sequana expansion we are able to meet the growing demand for computing power with an on-demand strategy."
Philippe Vannier, Executive Vice President Big Data & security at Atos, concluded: "This project is part of our Exascale programme for 2020, under which we are developing a new generation of supercomputers. Numerous institutions and private companies throughout the world use Atos technologies to accelerate research and innovation. We are proud that SURFsara in the Netherlands has opted for a Bull sequana as one of the first worldwide."
Major industrial clients, academics or research centers worldwide - including CEA in France, the Cardiff University in the UK, and the Spanish Genomics Center (CNAG) - use Bull supercomputers.
Atos will exhibit the full breadth of its High Performance Computing offer at SC16. Together with SURFsara it will present the key benefits of the installed Bull sequana. You can visit the Atos booth to discover the latest Bull sequana blades, the BXI high performance interconnect, and extreme factory, the HPC-as-a-service solution from Bull.
Bull supercomputers' high-data volume processing capabilities are also maximized within Atos' Big Data services such as "Atos Codex", an integrated end-to-end analytics solution including predictive computing and cognitive analytics.