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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2

6 Jun 2019 Paris - Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has signed a 4-year contract to deliver its latest supercomputer, the BullSequana XH2000, to Uninett Sigma2, the national e-infrastructure provider in Norway. The supercomputer will be Norway's most powerful supercomputer and provide Norwegian researchers with an enhanced computing capacity to enable new innovation breakthroughs.

Modern research requires significant computing power and generates large amounts of data. Therefore, businesses need to optimize the efficiency of their application workflows as well as energy consumption, whilst minimizing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). With the BullSequana XH2000 system, which is equipped with next-generation AMD EPYC processors, Atos is providing a supercomputer which will give Norwegian researchers more than 5 times more capacity than previously, with a theoretical peak performance of 5.9 PetaFlops. Together this will enable scientists a powerful new tool for research initiatives ranging from modeling climate change and discovering new cancer drugs to gaining a better understanding of the origins of the universe.

"This new solution provides Uninett Sigma2 with a powerful environment for data-intensive computing. It is of the utmost importance for Norwegian researchers to have access to e-infrastructure at a high international level in order to be competitive, and a continuing growing number of research groups will benefit greatly from the computational power of the new system. This system will help us catch up some of the current lack of resources, but significant increase in funding is necessary to remedy the lack of resources", stated Gunnar Bøe, Managing Director of Uninett Sigma2.

"Our new BullSequana XH2000 includes the latest processor and accelerator architectures to provide more computing power to support users go beyond the limits of traditional simulation. As the leading European supercomputer manufacturer, we are proud to be contributing to the competitiveness of Norway and the Norwegian research and academic community", stated Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Big Data & CyberSecurity Division at Atos.

One significant and important aspect of this supercomputer installation is energy recovery. Firstly, it is 100% water-cooled using Atos' patented Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC) solution, which minimizes global energy consumption by using warm water. Secondly, all the electricity used for this new system will come from hydro-electric power plants. Additionally, the new machine will be able to recover most of the energy used for calculation and cooling, using hot water to heat the buildings at the university campus at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU)

Technical specifications include the following:

  • The system comprises of 1344 compute nodes each equipped with 2 x 64core, next-generation AMD EPYC processors, code name ‘Rome’, for a total of 172032 cores installed on a total footprint of only 14.78m2. The total compute power will be close to 6Pflops.
  • The system will consume 952kW of power and 95% of the heat will be captured to water.
  • The computes nodes will be interconnected with the new generation of Mellanox HDR technology.
  • The data management solution will rely on a DDN storage with a Lustre parallel file system of more than 2.5PB.
Source: Atos

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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...