Atos’ BullSequana powers the first EuroHPC supercomputer operational at IZUM in Slovenia

Centered on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000, the ‘Vega’ supercomputer was inaugurated at the Institute of Information and facts Science (IZUM) in Slovenia

Maribor (Slovenia), Paris (France) April 21, 2021

Atos and the Institute of Information and facts Science (IZUM) in Maribor, Slovenia, currently announce that the first EuroHPC supercomputer is now operational. This is the ‘Vega’ supercomputer, based mostly on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 architecture, which is now put in pursuing a start out-up ceremony hosted by IZUM with the Key Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Janša, in attendance, with each other with the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager, the Minister of Education, Science and Activity Dr. Simona Kustec and the Executive Director of EuroHPC Joint Enterprise Anders Dam Jensen.

Vega, the greatest supercomputer in the region, is based mostly at IZUM, a public infrastructural institution and study corporation established by the Authorities of the Republic of Slovenia. It will be made use of to help the progress of top scientific, public sector and industrial applications in many domains, together with individualized medication, bio-engineering, climate forecasting, fight versus weather improve and identifying new elements and prescription drugs.

It will offer researchers from Slovenia and the EuroHPC community with a modern day infrastructure offering greatest overall performance for computing, info processing, high-overall performance info analysis (HPDA), Synthetic Intelligence (AI) and Device Finding out design progress with rapidly community connectivity to other computing facilities in Slovenia and Europe.

Dr. Aleš Bošnjak, Director of IZUM: We’re delighted to announce the start out-up of the first EuroHPC supercomputer in this article in Slovenia. Now we can generate ahead our study and innovation assignments, in particular our HPC RIVR undertaking design aims, supporting Slovenian and European researchers and end users from the public and marketplace sectors, to meet new worries and further more add to the regional and European HPC initiatives.”

Named Vega, right after Slovenian mathematician Jurij Vega, the new petascale supercomputer will be co-owned and jointly operated by the EuroHPC JU (The European Large-General performance Computing Joint Enterprise). Able of executing additional than 6,eight petaflops (6,eight million billion calculations for every second), the procedure will be amongst the world’s prime 5 supercomputers.

Agnes Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos concluded “As the top European supercomputer manufacturer, we are happy to be contributing towards advancing study and innovation in Slovenia and in Europe. ‘Vega’, as part of the EuroHPC method and community, is part of a European worldclass supercomputing ecosystem and will aid Europe compete globally in strategic domains these as synthetic intelligence, bio-engineering and the fight versus weather improve.”

Atos was awarded a 5-yr €17.three million euro deal to source, install and preserve the BullSequana XH2000 ‘Vega’ supercomputer.


Technological Information and facts

  • 12 x BullSequana XH2000 Direct Liquid cooling racks
  • 8PF Linpack General performance (Rmax)
  • 960 CPU nodes with AMD EPYC 7H12 processors
  • 60 GPU nodes with four x NVIDIA A100 Tensor Main GPUs each and every
  • Whole 325TB of memory
  • 1PB of usable storage for Large Performace storage
  • 18PB of usable storage for Massive Ability Storage
  • Infiniband HDR Interconnect
  • 38 x Atos Sequana x400 series services node

About Atos

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Photo caption: from left to right – Branko Zebec, Assistant Director of IZUM Dr Simona Kustec, Minister of Education, Science and Activity Janez Janša, Key Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and Dr Aleš Bošnjak Director of IZUM.