Atos Launches First Supercomputer Equipped with NVIDIA A100 GPU

New Atos accelerator blade enables JUWELS BullSequana system to come to be the most potent supercomputer in Europe

Paris, France, May well 14 2020

Atos, a worldwide chief in electronic transformation, currently announces its new BullSequana X2415, the very first supercomputer in Europe to combine NVIDIA’s Ampere subsequent-generation graphics processing device architecture, the NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Main GPU. This new supercomputer blade will provide unprecedented computing electric power to increase software functionality for HPC and AI workloads, tackling the issues of the exascale era. The BullSequana X2415 blade will enhance computing electric power by additional than 2* and enhance electrical power consumption thanks to Atos’ one hundred% very productive drinking water-cooled patented DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling) option, which works by using heat drinking water to amazing the equipment.

Forschungszentrum Julich Ralf-Uwe Limbach

Forschungszentrum Jülich will combine this new blade into its booster module, extending its existing JUWELS BullSequana supercomputer, generating it the very first system around the world the use this new engineering. The JUWELS Booster will supply researchers across Europe with appreciably improved computational methods. Some of the tasks it will gas are the European Commission’s  Human Brain Project  and the Jülich Laboratories of  “Climate Science” and “Molecular Systems”. As soon as completely deployed this summer months the upgraded supercomputing system, operated under ParTec’s program ParaStation Modulo, is predicted to supply a computational peak functionality of additional than 70 Petaflops/s generating it the most potent supercomputer in Europe and a showcase for European exascale architecture.

“By integrating the finest technologies accessible, together with this most current blade from Atos which includes NVIDIA’s potent A100 GPU into our supercomputer, we are in a position to increase our supercomputing electric power. This is an essential milestone on our route to achieve our greatest aim of supplying exascale capabilities to science and sector” reported Prof. Thomas Lippert, Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

“We’re happy to be one of the very first supercomputer brands around the world to contain NVIDIA’s A100 GPU and to be in a position to present researchers around the world the optimum software functionality for their HPC and AI workloads reported Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos.  “We’re really fired up to be functioning with Jülich to increase its computing electric power and to allow its JUWELS system to come to be the most potent supercomputer in Europe.”

“Atos is one of the prime players entire world-large in the high close of the server marketplace. It is the primary European-based seller of HPC programs, mostly due to the functionality and electric power of its BullSequana programs, its powerful technological experience and innovation and its capacity to effectively control significant-scale tasks globally. It has doubled its existence in the TOP500 position about the final 5 decades and its server marketplace share around the world carries on to improve. We see Atos as one of the essential supercomputing brands that will very likely reward about the subsequent couple decades as demand for exascale programs becomes additional considerable.” said Steve Conway, Senior Advisor at Hyperion Analysis.

The new blade functions an NVIDIA HGX-A100 foundation-board geared up with four NVIDIA A100 GPUs linked by means of third-generation NVIDIA NVLink™ engineering, alongside two AMD EPYC CPUs and up to four NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand ports linked by means of a Dragonfly+ configuration. The NVIDIA Ampere architecture is a groundbreaking engineering accomplishment that delivers a substantial functionality advancement about the prior generation for AI teaching and inference. The NVIDIA A100 Tensor Main GPU functions the world’s most significant 7-nanometer processor, with additional than fifty four billion transistors. This staff of technologies, alongside with the NVIDIA marketplace-primary ecosystem of about 700 GPU-accelerated HPC applications and help from NGC, will allow researchers to hit the floor working with containerized program optimized for the progress and deployment of GPU-accelerated HPC and AI tasks.

The BullSequana X2415 will be accessible in Q2 of 2020.



* compared to Atos’ existing GPU blade


X2415 specs

 1U sort aspect blade with one acceleration node.

Direct Liquid Cooling.

Per node:

one x CPU Board with

  • 2 x AMD EPYC/Milan CPUs
  • 16 x DDR4 32GB @3200MTs least

one x GPU board “HGX-A100” with four x NVIDIA A100 GPUs

2 x Interconnect Mezzanine boards (BXI or HDR200)

Optional one x M.2 SATA SSD up to one.92TB or one x M.2 NVMe SSD 960GB


About Atos

Atos is a worldwide chief in electronic transformation with 110,000 personnel in 73 nations around the world and once-a-year revenue of € twelve billion. European selection one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Significant-Overall performance Computing, the Group provides close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Facts, Business Purposes and Electronic Workplace answers. The Group is the Globally Data Engineering Companion for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates under the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The intent of Atos is to assistance layout the future of the info room. Its experience and solutions help the progress of knowledge, instruction and investigate in a multicultural strategy and add to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Group enables its shoppers and personnel, and users of societies at significant to dwell, perform and establish sustainably, in a secure and secure info room.

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