Atos Boosts Supercomputing Capacity at Forschungszentrum Jülich with New BullSequana XH2000

November 14, 2019

PARIS, Nov. 14 — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, will work with Forschungszentrum Jülich to extend its existing JUWELS BullSequana supercomputer with a highly-scalable booster module, based on Atos’ innovative BullSequana XH2000 platform. Once fully deployed in 2020 the system is expected to provide a computational peak performance of more than 70 Petaflops/s [theoretical peak] making it the most powerful supercomputer in Europe and a showcase for European exascale architecture.

JUWELS Supercomputer, JSC, FZJ

The BullSequana XH2000 platform offers flexible options for the system network design while equally ensuring highest integration density and enabling effective warm-water cooling for low operation costs.

The upcoming booster module is co-designed by the JUWELS partners (Jülich, Atos, ParTec along with leading component suppliers Nvidia and Mellanox) to provide highest application performance for massively scalable workloads. It will utilize the latest generation graphics processing units (GPUs) by Nvidia, InfiniBand 200 Gb/s HDR from Mellanox and AMD central processing units.

“The modular supercomputing architecture makes it possible to integrate the best available technologies flexibly and without compromise” Prof. Thomas Lippert, Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) “Modularity is our answer to the increasingly complex and heterogeneous requirements that application codes place on supercomputers. It allows to realize exascale cost-effectively and will even make it possible to integrate such exotic future technologies as quantum computers”.

“We’re really excited to be working with Jülich to boost its computing capacity with our new BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer and our latest most powerful accelerated compute blades to support researchers in Germany and Europe further their research.” Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos “The BullSequana provides Jülich with the most effective compute infrastructure as we advance towards Exascale. It also supports Jülich’s commitment to sustainable development, as our patented Direct Liquid Cooling solution uses warm water up to 40°C to cool the system, which minimizes global energy consumption.”

“As a leading manufacturer of supercomputer systems in Europe, we are particularly pleased to continue this highly innovative path towards modular supercomputing with our partners says Dr. Martin Matzke, SVP Big Data and Security of Atos Germany.

For more details, please go to: https://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/UK/EN/2019/2019-11-14-booster-juwels.html

Atos will be at SC’19 from 18-21 November 2019 in Denver and will exhibit the full range of its High Performance Computing offer on booth #1125.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with over 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information technology space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education as well as multicultural and pluralistic approaches to research that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers, employees and collaborators, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably and confidently in the information technology space.


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