Atos’ BullSequana powers the first EuroHPC supercomputer operational at IZUM in Slovenia

Lincoln Wylie

Centered on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000, the ‘Vega’ supercomputer was inaugurated at the Institute of Information and facts Science (IZUM) in Slovenia

Maribor (Slovenia), Paris (France) April 21, 2021

Atos and the Institute of Information and facts Science (IZUM) in Maribor, Slovenia, these days announce that the initial EuroHPC supercomputer is now operational. This is the ‘Vega’ supercomputer, primarily based on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 architecture, which is now set up following a start out-up ceremony hosted by IZUM with the Key Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Janša, in attendance, collectively with the Government Vice-President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager, the Minister of Instruction, Science and Sport Dr. Simona Kustec and the Government Director of EuroHPC Joint Endeavor Anders Dam Jensen.

Vega, the most significant supercomputer in the state, is primarily based at IZUM, a general public infrastructural institution and research organization established by the Federal government of the Republic of Slovenia. It will be utilized to guidance the advancement of major scientific, general public sector and industrial applications in quite a few domains, such as personalized medicine, bio-engineering, temperature forecasting, struggle towards climate transform and getting new products and drugs.

It will give researchers from Slovenia and the EuroHPC community with a modern day infrastructure providing utmost efficiency for computing, data processing, high-efficiency data examination (HPDA), Synthetic Intelligence (AI) and Device Studying model advancement with rapidly community connectivity to other computing centers in Slovenia and Europe.

Dr. Aleš Bošnjak, Director of IZUM: We’re delighted to announce the start out-up of the initial EuroHPC supercomputer below in Slovenia. Now we can travel ahead our research and innovation projects, in particular our HPC RIVR undertaking layout goals, supporting Slovenian and European researchers and consumers from the general public and marketplace sectors, to satisfy new worries and more contribute to the regional and European HPC initiatives.”

Named Vega, immediately after Slovenian mathematician Jurij Vega, the new petascale supercomputer will be co-owned and jointly operated by the EuroHPC JU (The European Substantial-Efficiency Computing Joint Endeavor). Able of executing additional than 6,8 petaflops (6,8 million billion calculations for each 2nd), the procedure will be amongst the world’s top 5 supercomputers.

Agnes Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos concluded “As the major European supercomputer maker, we are happy to be contributing in the direction of advancing research and innovation in Slovenia and in Europe. ‘Vega’, as part of the EuroHPC program and community, is part of a European worldclass supercomputing ecosystem and will help Europe contend globally in strategic domains these kinds of as artificial intelligence, bio-engineering and the struggle towards climate transform.”

Atos was awarded a 5-yr €17.three million euro agreement to provide, install and preserve the BullSequana XH2000 ‘Vega’ supercomputer.


Complex Information and facts

  • 12 x BullSequana XH2000 Direct Liquid cooling racks
  • 6.8PF Linpack Efficiency (Rmax)
  • 960 CPU nodes with AMD EPYC 7H12 processors
  • 60 GPU nodes with four x NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs every single
  • Full 325TB of memory
  • 1PB of usable storage for Substantial Performace storage
  • 18PB of usable storage for Massive Ability Storage
  • Infiniband HDR Interconnect
  • 38 x Atos Sequana x400 series assistance node

About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with one zero five,000 personnel and once-a-year profits of in excess of € 11 billion. European quantity a person in cybersecurity, cloud and high efficiency computing, the Team offers personalized end-to-end remedies for all industries in seventy one nations. A pioneer in decarbonization services and solutions, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized electronic for its clientele. Atos operates below the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The reason of Atos is to help layout the upcoming of the info room. Its experience and services guidance the advancement of expertise, instruction and research in a multicultural method and contribute to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Team enables its buyers and personnel, and members of societies at substantial to live, do the job and establish sustainably, in a harmless and secure info room. www.atos.internet

Press get in touch with:

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Image caption: from still left to appropriate – Branko Zebec, Assistant Director of IZUM Dr Simona Kustec, Minister of Instruction, Science and Sport Janez Janša, Key Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and Dr Aleš Bošnjak Director of IZUM.



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