Atos and ECMWF launch Center of Excellence in Weather & Climate Modelling to support researchers with HPC, AI and quantum capabilities

London and Looking through, British isles Paris, France Bologna, Italy – October 5 2020

Atos, a international chief in electronic transformation, and  the European Centre for Medium-Selection Climate Forecasts (ECMWF), these days announce a new Centre of Excellence in HPC, AI and Quantum computing for Climate & Weather. The Centre will be primarily based at ECMWF’s headquarters in Looking through, British isles, in which it will supply their crew of global researchers with access to emerging AI (Synthetic Intelligence) and Quantum Computing systems and experience, and advantage from ECMWF’s higher-overall performance computing (HPC) assets to be before long positioned in Bologna, Italy. The purpose is to guidance ECMWF scientists in their perform on medium and very long-selection weather forecasting and prediction and international local weather modelling.

Making use of these newest innovations in technological know-how, ECMWF researchers will be able to boost the means to forecast the event and depth of serious weather activities and other new weather phenomena induced by local weather adjust. Geared up with Atos’ newest BullSequana supercomputer, the Centre of Excellence will also be supported by Atos specialists and technological know-how companions who will collaborate right with ECMWF exploration scientists in get to build new procedures to guidance next-generation weather forecasting, assistance strengthen local weather and weather discovery and innovation, and assistance get ready ECMWF for foreseeable future HPC and knowledge managing architectures.

Bringing with each other planet-course specialists in computing, computational science and Earth program science is vital to continuing to progress our medium- and very long-selection weather forecasting. The Centre builds on a preceding prosperous collaboration with Atos and will participate in a significant purpose in encouraging us to boost and reliably predict the event and depth of serious weather activities and other activities related with local weather adjust appreciably in advance of time,” explained Dr Florence Rabier, Director Typical at ECMWF. “Technological innovation will participate in a vital purpose in supporting our specialists in the area and enabling companions in our 34 Member and Co-operating States throughout Europe to continue to shield life and property in their nations.”

Pierre Barnabé, Senior Govt Vice-President, Head of Large Information & Cybersecurity at Atos explained: We are thrilled to set up this Centre of Excellence with each other with ECMWF, in which researchers will be able to explore the various usages of HPC and AI by proof of thought creation, as nicely as innovation workshops, classes and conferences. Large-overall performance Computing assisted by artificial intelligence retains big likely for the local weather and weather. It also introduces new procedures and procedures that are only just becoming obtainable.”

As aspect of the new Centre of Excellence, a person of the initial tasks will be to build Device finding out options for apps throughout the numerical weather prediction workflow that are customized in the direction of the needs of Earth program modelling. A 2nd project will glimpse to build a CPU-GPU-primarily based model of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) and the wave design