Atos delivers BullSequana X410 supercomputer to Swansea University

Swansea (Wales), London (Uk), Paris (France), March 10 2021

Atos now announced that it has signed a deal with Swansea College to deploy its BullSequana X410 supercomputer, constructed on the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Main GPU architecture and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand networking, which will allow academics in Swansea and throughout Wales to generate ground-breaking analysis based on innovative device finding out and deep finding out algorithms.

The biggest NVIDIA A100 deployments in just Wales, this large-general performance supercomputer types part of Atos’ current romance with Supercomputing Wales – an Atos and Dell EMC supercomputing Centre of Excellence partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the Welsh Government.

Element of the ‘AccelerateAI’ initiative, also funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the Welsh Government, this GPU-accelerated supercomputer will allow analysis groups with concentrations in arithmetic, engineering, science and medicine throughout Wales to produce breakthroughs in slicing-edge AI analysis and in industrial apps.

The NVIDIA A100 Tensor Main GPUs mounted in just the BullSequana X410 supercomputer are extremely parallel processors developed to strengthen computing. The integration of up to eight GPUs in just a 2U type component spots this method at the forefront of today’s accelerated computing options, in phrases of compute density, general performance and charge-efficiency. The supercomputer will also leverage NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand’s quick information in the course of, extremely lower latency, and good In-Network Computing engines, enabling state-of-the-art general performance for a wide assortment of HPC and AI apps that will more generate Swansea University’s analysis.

The AI supercomputer will be based at Swansea University’s energy-successful Bay Facts Centre, where by Atos will maintain the equipment and work closely with academics to aid handle their unique analysis needs.

Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, explained: “The BullSequana will offer scientists throughout Wales with state-of-the-art components to allow new scientific breakthroughs on device finding out and deep finding out algorithms. As the first massive-scale deployment of the NVIDIA A100 architecture, we believe that this is an exciting milestone for supercomputing-enabled analysis in Wales, supporting its ambition to be a entire world chief in large-general performance computing as part of the Supercomputing Wales challenge.”

Professor Biagio Lucini, Director of the Swansea Academy of Highly developed Computing at Swansea College, explained: “We are delighted that the supply of this slicing-edge, AI BullSequana X410 supercomputer will empower academics throughout Wales to generate forward likely ground-breaking discoveries. Creating on the achievement of the Supercomputing Wales challenge, this extremely impressive equipment will improve how AI is carried out into field and utilised to solve analysis difficulties, whilst strengthening Wales’ situation as a foremost supercomputing hub.”

“HPC and AI have turn into the basis on which we recognize the options to the world’s most sophisticated and difficult difficulties,“ explained Rod Evans, EMEA Director for Supercomputing, Bigger Schooling and AI at NVIDIA. “That is why NVIDIA has constructed the world’s most robust and entire AI supercomputing system that gives the stability and general performance needed for HPC and AI scientists.”

Scientists from other Universities in just the Supercomputing Wales consortium – like Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Bangor – will have access to the large-general performance method, assisting to assist the country’s ambition to contend globally for analysis and innovation projects. In collaboration with area SMEs, the challenge will also speed up adoption of AI approaches in Welsh field.

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