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Primeur weekly 2016-11-28

Exascale supercomputing

Japan plans supercomputer to leap into technology future, according to Reuters ...

Quantum computing

Bridging the advances in AI and quantum computing for drug discovery and longevity research ...

Single photon converter - a key component of quantum internet ...

Light on the quantum computer ...

Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified ...

Focus on Europe

India to become Associate Member State of CERN ...

PRACE looks back on a successful week at SC16 ...

PRACE has issued Newsletter 18 ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces partnership with Beta IT ...

New update available for Solid Sands' SuperTest Mondrian release ...

Hardware

KEEP programme proves to boost application performance for KNL ...

At Bates, high-performance computing is for everyone - not just superheroes ...

Macom announces definitive agreement to acquire AppliedMicro ...

RSC Tornado with 72-cores Intel Xeon Phi 7290 sets a new world record of computing density of 1.41 Pflops per rack ...

Applications

Clemson scientists unveil software that revolutionizes habitat connectivity modelling ...

Computer modelling could lead to new method for detecting, managing prostate cancer ...

Stellar simulators ...

TGen awarded $200,000 by NVIDIA Foundation to accelerate its technology ...

A new perovskite could lead the next generation of data storage ...

Making spintronic neurons sing in unison ...

When nerve cells detect patterns for acquired knowledge ...

Machine learning to help physicians ...

ASC17 to compete on the Sunway TaihuLight ...

XSEDE Stampede supercomputer models 3D human pre-initiation complex ...

BSC researchers demonstrate that scaling-in on large-memory nodes saves up to 52% of energy consumed in HPC systems ...

TOP500

The CEA Tera1000 Bull sequana by Atos enters the TOP500 most powerful supercomputers in the world ...

The Cloud

Inspur joins OpenStack Foundation as the newest gold member ...

IBM triples Cloud data centre capacity in the UK ...

Oracle buys Dyn ...

Desktop Grids

PrimeGrid's Seventeen or Bust subproject ...

The CEA Tera1000 Bull sequana by Atos enters the TOP500 most powerful supercomputers in the world


22 Nov 2016 Paris - The first Bull sequana equipped with Bull eXascale Interconnect (BXI) has entered the TOP500 ranking of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. A total of 20 supercomputers developed by Atos are currently ranked in the TOP500 list. The Bull sequana supercomputer equipped with BXI is the first "cell" of the 25-petaflop supercomputer that Atos will supply to the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in 2017 as part of the Tera1000 project. Its architecture heralds the next generation of exascale supercomputers for the 2020s. The first phase of the Tera1000 supercomputer at CEA is currently ranked at nr. 55 in the TOP500.

The system that is ranked in the TOP500 is a single Bull sequana cell, featuring 85 compute blades interconnected by a BXI network, with a total of 220 Intel Xeon Phi 7250 processors, coming to a theoretical peak power of 670 teraflops. It is developing a Linpack performance of 380.5 teraflops. For the first time in the world, a supercomputer is equipped with the new generation BXI network developed by Atos. BXI is one of the key technologies that will eventually enable us to reach exascale level performances.

Bull sequana supercomputers are produced at the Atos factory in Angers, France. They are designed based on the worldwide expertise of engineers from the Atos group, as well as long-standing partnerships with major customers such as the CEA: the tried-and-tested methodology of co-design aims to optimise the performance of the simulation code - supercomputer pairing.

As François Geleznikoff, Head of the CEA's Military Applications Division, stated: "Meeting the challenge of exaflops and Big Data is a major issue for research, defence and industry, as it opens up a whole field that today remains unexplored and inaccessible, making it possible for us to not only understand, but also simulate complex physical phenomena and industrial systems. In Europe, the CEA, in partnership with Atos, is particularly well positioned to meet this challenge - both in terms of the expertise of its teams, and the dynamism of its computing facilities, which are open to all fields of research and industry."

Philippe Vannier, Executive Vice-President in charge of Big Data & Security and the Chief Technology Officer in the Atos Group, added: "Atos is incredibly proud to see the concrete results of the Tera1000 project. Today we are taking a major step on the road towards exaflops. Undoubtedly, the interconnect technologies will provide a crucial contribution in achieving exaflops performance. With BXI, Atos is confirming its leadership in the field of supercomputers and beyond in the processing of very large volumes of data."

The Atos supercomputer 'Santos Dumont' at LNCC in Brazil ranked at nr. 364 received an award from the TOP500 organisation as it is the largest supercomputer in South America.

Source: Atos

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Primeur weekly 2016-11-28

Exascale supercomputing

Japan plans supercomputer to leap into technology future, according to Reuters ...

Quantum computing

Bridging the advances in AI and quantum computing for drug discovery and longevity research ...

Single photon converter - a key component of quantum internet ...

Light on the quantum computer ...

Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified ...

Focus on Europe

India to become Associate Member State of CERN ...

PRACE looks back on a successful week at SC16 ...

PRACE has issued Newsletter 18 ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces partnership with Beta IT ...

New update available for Solid Sands' SuperTest Mondrian release ...

Hardware

KEEP programme proves to boost application performance for KNL ...

At Bates, high-performance computing is for everyone - not just superheroes ...

Macom announces definitive agreement to acquire AppliedMicro ...

RSC Tornado with 72-cores Intel Xeon Phi 7290 sets a new world record of computing density of 1.41 Pflops per rack ...

Applications

Clemson scientists unveil software that revolutionizes habitat connectivity modelling ...

Computer modelling could lead to new method for detecting, managing prostate cancer ...

Stellar simulators ...

TGen awarded $200,000 by NVIDIA Foundation to accelerate its technology ...

A new perovskite could lead the next generation of data storage ...

Making spintronic neurons sing in unison ...

When nerve cells detect patterns for acquired knowledge ...

Machine learning to help physicians ...

ASC17 to compete on the Sunway TaihuLight ...

XSEDE Stampede supercomputer models 3D human pre-initiation complex ...

BSC researchers demonstrate that scaling-in on large-memory nodes saves up to 52% of energy consumed in HPC systems ...

TOP500

The CEA Tera1000 Bull sequana by Atos enters the TOP500 most powerful supercomputers in the world ...

The Cloud

Inspur joins OpenStack Foundation as the newest gold member ...

IBM triples Cloud data centre capacity in the UK ...

Oracle buys Dyn ...

Desktop Grids

PrimeGrid's Seventeen or Bust subproject ...