Atos multiplies supercomputing capacity by 12 at CESGA in Spain with new “Finisterrae III”

Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain), Paris (France) July 29, 2021

Atos has been picked by the Galician Supercomputing Heart (CESGA), to design, produce and put in a new supercomputing process, named Finisterrae III, based on Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputing architecture, that will multiply the recent capacities of the center by twelve, even though giving enormous storage capacity. The deal also involves a 30-qubit Atos Quantum Learning Equipment (Atos QLM30), which areas CESGA as a pioneer in Spain in quantum simulation.

CESGA will use the supercomputer for investigation assignments in collaboration with university and market researchers in Galicia for many strategic locations of science and engineering these types of as nanotechnology, new components and industrial processes, wellbeing and everyday living sciences and ocean sciences. It will also encourage the use of HPC and Huge Facts in SMEs.

It will permit buyers to undertake new Artificial Intelligence, Equipment Learning and Deep Learning techniques and use these in supercomputing. It will also encourage Industry four. and the Industrial Electronic Innovation Hub of Galicia, bringing supercomputing techniques to community administrations and extending the use of supercomputing to other locations of awareness, these types of as Social Sciences and Humanities.

The standard design basic principle of the Finisterrae III undertaking is to present a effortless, open up, efficient, versatile, and adaptable infrastructure for diverse computational paradigms. In this sense, the undertaking will present obtain to rising systems, primarily Quantum Computing, many thanks to the Atos QLM, which will permit professionals, developers, and buyers to educate on the machine.

“We are happy to present CESGA with this new supercomputing process made with the latest systems which is also a responsible and significant-general performance tool that contributes to the advancement of science and engineering”, stated Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos. “With this new deal Atos confirms its experience in offering significant-general performance computing remedies, opening computing new horizons to the continually demanding wants of our shoppers.”

The targets of CESGA are the universalization of Investigation, Improvement and Innovation (R&D&I), facilitating obtain to these sources to a increased variety of entities and companies, as well as developing a hyperlink involving locations of awareness (mainstreaming) and supporting the escalating complexity of investigations.

Quantum simulation

The Atos QLM is a simulator that permits buyers to develop, improve and exam quantum apps. Combining an extremely-compact, significant-powered machine with a universal programming language. It permits researchers and engineers to develop and experiment with quantum program and is the world’s only quantum program progress and simulation apparatus. The process simulates the laws of physics, which are at the coronary heart of quantum computing, to calculate the precise execution of a quantum system with double-digit precision.

For a lot more info on the Finisterrae III undertaking, check out the CESGA web page:


Technical specs:

Finisterrae III will multiply the computing capacity of the prior CESGA supercomputer by twelve, giving a computing electrical power of four PetaFLOPS through 354 computing nodes outfitted with latest technology Intel Xeon Ice Lake 8352Y processors of 32 cores at 2.2GHz.

It also incorporates a overall of one hundred forty four GPU accelerators: Nvidia A100 and Nvidia T4 GPU.

Together, the supercomputer nodes have 118 TB mixture memory and 5 PB disk storage capacity based on NetApp engineering.

Storage – For nearby storage, nodes include things like NVMe SSD strong condition drives, with an mixture capacity of 355TB and blazing-rapid knowledge input/ output speed. The new process also has a twenty PB capacity everlasting knowledge storage subsystem.

Interconnect – The nodes are linked by a significant capacity, incredibly reduced latency Infiniband HDR100 interconnect community.

About Atos

Atos is a world-wide leader in electronic transformation with one hundred and five,000 workers and once-a-year profits of over € 11 billion. European variety 1 in cybersecurity, cloud and significant general performance computing, the Team gives tailor-made finish-to-finish remedies for all industries in 71 nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization services and merchandise, Atos is fully commited to a safe and decarbonized electronic for its customers. Atos operates beneath the brand names Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The intent of Atos is to support design the long run of the info room. Its experience and services assist the progress of awareness, schooling and investigation in a multicultural tactic and add to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Team permits its shoppers and workers, and associates of societies at massive to are living, get the job done and develop sustainably, in a safe and sound and safe info room.

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