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Atos boosts supercomputing performance at German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) by 5 with new BullSequana

Paris, 22 June 2020

Atos, a world chief in electronic transformation, has signed a new 5-year deal with the German Local weather Computing Centre (DKRZ) to offer a supercomputer primarily based on its most current BullSequana XH2000 technologies to increase DKRZ’s computing electrical power by five, in contrast to the at this time working high-functionality laptop or computer “Mistral” which was presented by Atos in 2015. The new techniques will be out there at the DKRZ from mid-2021.

BullSequana to accelerate and deliver a lot more exact forecasting

Just as a new, a lot more highly effective telescope supplies a lot more in-depth pictures from space, a a lot more highly effective supercomputer lets for a lot more in-depth simulations and thus further insights into weather gatherings. This significant increase in computing electrical power will enable researchers at DKRZ to use regionally a lot more in-depth weather and earth method products in future, to include things like a lot more procedures in calculations, to simulate longer time periods, or to a lot more precisely seize natural weather variability utilizing ensemble calculations and thus decrease uncertainties. This is accompanied by a sturdy increase in the knowledge that is calculated and then saved and evaluated. The BullSequana is an effective computing and knowledge management resolution, vital for weather modelling and the ensuing knowledge volumes, to encourage environmental exploration and deliver a lot more trusted, in-depth effects.

Prof. Thomas Ludwig, CEO at DKRZ says: “Our high-functionality laptop or computer is the heart all around which our services for science are grouped. We’re truly delighted to be doing work with Atos all over again. With the new method, our people will be in a position to get new insights into the weather method and deliver even a lot more in-depth effects. This problems fundamental exploration, but also a lot more applied fields of exploration these kinds of as enhanced existing weather projections. This way, we help get basic insights for weather alter adaptation.”

Damien Déclat, Group VP, Head of HPC, AI & Quantum Organization Operations at Atos, explains: “With our sturdy abilities and expertise we have been in a position to successfully style and design the DKRZ resolution integrating it effectively with the BullSequana XH2000 system’s very best-of-breed parts to optimize DKRZ’s generation workloads. We seem forward to continuing this joint exertion to anticipate the up coming phases as perfectly as to adapt apps and needs to the up coming processor era and other accelerating parts.”

Atos is a specialist in the provision of major systems for some of the world’s major centers in the Weather conditions Forecasting and Local weather community, these kinds of as the European Centre for Medium-Array Weather conditions Forecasts and the French Meteorological Provider Météo-France and has labored closely together to optimize apps, examine and anticipate new systems, and seem for elevated effectiveness and diminished TCOs.

Technical requirements

The Atos resolution is primarily based on its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer and will be 1 of the initially outfitted with the up coming era of AMD EPYC x86 processors. The interconnect employs NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand HDR 200G technologies and the knowledge storage resolution depends on DDN devices. The ultimate method will consist of all around 3,000 computing nodes with a complete peak functionality of sixteen PetaFlops, 800 Terabytes primary memory and a 120 Petabytes storage method.


The new method is truly worth 32.five million euros, which is becoming presented by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the Max Planck Society and the Cost-free and Hanseatic Metropolis of Hamburg.

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About DKRZ

The German Local weather Computing Middle (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ) is a central services middle for German weather and earth method exploration. Its high functionality desktops, knowledge storage and services type the central exploration infrastructure for simulation-primarily based weather science in Germany.

Aside from providing computing electrical power, knowledge storage capacity and complex aid for products and simulations in weather exploration, DKRZ delivers its scientific people an comprehensive portfolio of tailor-produced services. It maintains and develops software computer software suitable to weather exploration and supports its people in issues of knowledge processing. Last but not least, DKRZ also participates in national and intercontinental joint assignments and cooperations with the goal of improving upon the infrastructure for weather modeling.

DKRZ was launched on November eleven, 1987 and took up its services on January 1, 1988. It is a non-income and non-professional constrained company with 4 shareholders:

  • The Max Planck Society
  • The Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, represented by the College of Hamburg
  • The Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Maritime Research
  • and the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht – Centre for Supplies and Coastal Research (HZG)

What’s more, DKRZ is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and learning and Research and the The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

DKRZ supplies its resources (computing time, challenging-drive storage and archive capacity, consultancy and visualizations) free of charge. Any researchers conducting exploration in the subject of weather and earth method science in Germany, and demanding HPC resources for their function could apply for resources at DKRZ.

DKRZ engages about eighty workers, mostly with a background in natural and/or laptop or computer sciences and is devided into three scientific departments

Contacts presse :
Thomas Ludwig | DKRZ | [email protected] | +49 40 460094 200

Michael Böttinger | DKRZ | [email protected] | +49 40 460094 344

About Atos

Atos is a world chief in electronic transformation with 110,000 workers in seventy three countries and annual income of € 12 billion. European number 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Functionality Computing, the Group supplies end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Large Info, Organization Purposes and Digital Place of work alternatives. The Group is the Around the world Details Technological know-how Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates undernea
th the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The intent of Atos is to help style and design the future of the information and facts space. Its abilities and services aid the development of know-how, education and exploration in a multicultural approach and add to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group permits its consumers and workers, and customers of societies at massive to dwell, function and produce sustainably, in a safe and sound and protected information and facts space.

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