Atos announced that it is the first supercomputer with Nvidia A100 graphics, we are talking about the BullSequana X2415, which will be the first supercomputer of a new one with unprecedented performance for HPC and Artificial Intelligence workloads. When it comes to the processor, there are no surprises: AMD EPYC.
The BullSequana X2415 will increase the computing power by more than 2 times and optimize energy consumption thanks to Atos’ patented DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling) solution, which as its name suggests implies water cooling, being the most curious of all that uses hot water to cool the machine, allowing it to be 100% more efficient compared to other solutions.
The lucky one is the Forschungszentrum Jülich research center, which will integrate this new blade in its booster module to expand its current JUWELS BullSequana supercomputer, making it the first system in the world to use this new technology. The JUWELS enhancer will provide researchers across Europe with a significant increase in computational resources.
Some of the projects that it will promote are the Human Brain Project of the European Commission and the Jülich Laboratories of ” Climate Science ” and ” Molecular Systems “. Once fully deployed this summer, the updated supercomputing system, operated with ParTec’s ParaStation Modulo software, is expected to provide a maximum computational performance of over 70 Petaflops / s, making it the most powerful supercomputer in Europe and in a showcase of European exascale architecture.
“We are proud to be one of the first supercomputer manufacturers in the world to include Nvidia’s A100 GPU and be able to offer researchers around the world maximum application performance for their HPC and AI workloads,” says Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, responsible for HPC and Quantum at Atos. “We are very excited to work with Jülich to increase its computing power and enable its JUWELS system to become the most powerful supercomputer in Europe.”
“Atos is one of the world’s leading players in the high-end server market. It is the leading provider of HPC systems based in Europe, largely thanks to the performance and power of its BullSequana systems, its extensive experience and technological innovation, and its ability to effectively manage large-scale projects globally. It has doubled its presence in the TOP500 ranking in the last 5 years and its market share of servers worldwide continues to grow. We consider Atos to be one of the Top supercomputer manufacturers that will likely benefit in the coming years as demand for exascale systems becomes more significant, “said Steve Conway, Senior Advisor at Hyperion Research.