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Atos’s supercomputer to pave the way for Bulgaria’s leading position in high-tech

This will be the most highly effective supercomputer in Eastern Europe and is expected to be operational in July 2021

Paris (France), Prague (Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) eleven May well 2021

Atos nowadays announces that Bulgaria’s new EuroHPC supercomputer, which is based mostly on Atos’ highly effective BullSequana XH2000 architecture, is now thoroughly delivered and assembled at Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria. Atos was selected to make Bulgaria’s petascale supercomputer by the European High Efficiency Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), the internet hosting entity, and the consortium “Petascale Supercomputer Bulgaria” (PetaSC-Bulgaria) whose foremost companion is Sofia Tech Park.

This will be the most highly effective supercomputer in Eastern Europe and will support to leverage Bulgaria’s high-tech ambitions. Atos’ Czech Republic undertaking groups have presently began the configuration exams and the supercomputer is expected to start out functioning operationally in July 2021.

The supercomputer will support enhance European scientific investigate and foster innovation by providing accessibility to condition-of-the-artwork HPC infrastructure and services to a vast range of consumers from the scientific investigate local community, business and the community sector.atosnewsroom-bulgaria-Eurohpc

It will serve the progress of scientific, community and industrial purposes in numerous fields, like bioinformatics, pharmacy, molecular dynamics and mechanics, quantum chemistry and biochemistry, artificial intelligence, individualized drugs, bioengineering, meteorology, and the combat in opposition to local weather change.

“We are amazed by the professionalism of the Atos group. The get the job done on the shipping and delivery and set up of the device is forward of agenda. The massive problem for the Consortium “Petascale Supercomputer – Bulgaria” group is developing and creating a worthwhile connection involving the academy, the business, the Sofia Tech Park, and the petascale computer system. In this regard, we converse with the existing EuroHPC facilities and have initiated conferences with the academy and business reps. We presently have the first requests for fixing pragmatic jobs in chemistry, drugs, and biology. Of system, we are also looking forward to the upcoming – we are chatting with Atos to incorporate their platform and knowledge in quantum computer systems”, reported Peter Statev, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Sofia Tech Park.

“As Europe’s foremost supercomputing producer, we are very pleased to be supporting scientists in business and universities across Europe accelerate scientific discovery and to produce methods for recent challenges this kind of as those people in health and fitness, energy and agriculture. The use of artificial intelligence in investigate has enhanced the need to have for much more overall flexibility and much more flexibility in supercomputing, which is precisely what we can provide with our BullSequana XH2000 so that our buyers can profit from the new capacities of hybrid workloads.” reported Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos.

The supercomputer is co-financed by the Republic of Bulgaria and EuroHPC JU with a joint investment totaling EUR eleven.5 million.

In addition to this EuroHPC tender, Atos’ BullSequana will also be used in four extra EuroHPC supercomputing centres CINECA in Italy, IZUM in Slovenia, with LuxProvide in Luxembourg and in the Minho State-of-the-art Computing Centre in Portugal, thereby reinforcing Atos’ posture as a European chief in high-overall performance computing.

31 Atos supercomputers are mentioned in the TOP500 globally supercomputer position, with a blended peak overall performance of 251 petaflops – this is an raise of 79% in petaflops from the TOP500 listing in June 2020.

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Specialized Requirements

The size of the RAM reaches over 300 TB and the quantity of cores is 144 384, whilst the computer system is crafted on AMD EPYC processors cooled by sizzling water and has a fast disk storage with a ability of two PB. The whole procedure is backed up in opposition to a electricity failure by an uninterruptible electricity provide with an output of 1 MW. The size of the procedure is twelve computing racks and two racks with auxiliary infrastructure. The total advanced weighs over 30 tons.

About Atos

Atos is a worldwide chief in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 staff members and yearly income of over € eleven billion. European quantity a person in cybersecurity, cloud and high-overall performance computing, the Group offers personalized stop-to-stop methods for all industries in seventy one nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization services and solutions, Atos is committed to a safe and decarbonized digital for its customers. Atos operates below the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The goal of Atos is to support style and design the upcoming of the information and facts space. Its know-how and services support the progress of knowledge, schooling and investigate in a multicultural approach and lead to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Across the globe, the Group enables its buyers and staff members, and users of societies at huge to stay, get the job done and produce sustainably, in a harmless and safe information and facts space.

Added information and facts for journalists

Atos has been working in the Czech Republic considering the fact that September 1, 2011 following the acquisition of Siemens IT Solutions and Services, s.r.o. With much more than 300 staff members in four branches, it created an exterior income of €63m in 2020. Atos in Bulgaria has much more than 1200 staff members functioning in two lawful entities providing globe-class IT methods for corporate customers in the CPG (Customer Packaged Merchandise) and F&B (Food & Beverage) sectors as nicely as a vast range of stop-to-stop services (20+ small business features and a thousand+ procedures) in the Atos group.

Press Contacts:

Bulgaria: Debora Apostolova | [email protected] | +35 ninety eight 83 22 twenty five 01

World-wide: Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 6 73 64 04 18 | @laurajanefau

Picture: Atos BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer at Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria with Jaroslav Vojtěch, Head of HPC & Massive Information at Atos in Czech Republic.