This partnership will mutually benefit both parties. Eviden’s position as a European leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) and a trusted advisor, provider and integrator of HPC solutions at scale, will give HPCNow! access to a multitude of new clients, sectors and locations. HPCNow!, in turn, will work with Eviden by providing its expertise with the launch and integration of international supercomputing clusters to expand its global reach by targeting large corporate enterprises in sectors including the public sector, finance, healthcare and telecommunications, as well as laboratories and universities focused on scientific research.
José Camacho, Eviden’s director of HPC & Quantum in Iberia, noted: “The signing of this agreement is the confirmation of the excellent and solid relationship between the two organizations and allows us to establish new areas of collaboration that respond to the new technological and business challenges that are transforming both the world of Supercomputing and Quantum Computing.”
David Tur, CEO of HPCNow!, highlighted: “After several years of fruitful collaboration, this agreement represents another step in our joint progress to contribute to the development of science and technology. This synergy has contributed to the substantial improvement of some of the most powerful supercomputing infrastructures installed in Spain and Portugal.”
Eviden and HPCNow! have already collaborated in the installation of the Finisterrae III supercomputer for the Galician Supercomputing Center (CESGA), which increased the computing power of its predecessor twelve-fold. Comprised of standard compute, FAT, GPU, and Visualization nodes, the operations department of HPCNow! was in charge of installing the entire cluster deployment system, as well as the queuing system, based on Slurm, monitoring and installing a lustre parallel file system with a hierarchical and flexible storage system (HSM) that provides storage for the solution.
The Hercules supercomputer deployed at the Andalusian Science and Computer Center (CICA), based on Eviden’s BullSequana X400 architecture, is among the 5 most powerful in Spain and reinforces the center’s current supercomputing infrastructure. The collaboration between the technicians from Eviden and HPCNow! has allowed the deployment of the cluster, the installation of the specific software for the HPC environment, including management, monitoring and development tools, as well as the performance of benchmarks and acceptance tests in record time, guaranteeing the proper functioning of the solution for scientists, the future users of the cluster.
Eviden is a next-gen technology leader in data-driven, trusted and sustainable digital transformation with a strong portfolio of patented technologies. With worldwide leading positions in advanced computing, security, AI, cloud and digital platforms, it provides deep expertise for all industries in more than 53 countries. Bringing together 57,000 world-class talents, Eviden expands the possibilities of data and technology across the digital continuum, now and for generations to come. Eviden is an Atos Group company with an annual revenue of c. € 5 billion.
Founded in 2013 in Barcelona by a small group of HPC enthusiasts with a large experience in the HPC ecosystem, HPCNow! has become one of the most versatile players in the HPC field. HPCNow! is also operating from New Zealand to leverage response to the growing demand in Asia, Australia, and the USA. The company provides services with a broad view, including consultancy, HPC cluster deployment, support to system administrators, domain-specific support to computational scientists & engineers, performance analysis, application tuning, training, and development of HPC tools. HPCNow! customers span from medium and large companies in pharma, life science, aerospace, renewable energies, and public sector HPC consumers like universities and research centers.