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Atos Launches Quantum Learning Machine User Group

Today Atos launched the global User Group of the Atos Quantum Learning Machine (QLM). Chaired by a representative from French multi-national energy company Total, the User Group ecosystem is supported by the Atos’ Quantum Scientific Council, which includes universally recognized quantum physicists. It is also further enhanced by partners such as leading software company Zapata and start-up Xofia. “Now, with the creation of this Group of Atos QLM Users, we are ensuring that we continue to support them to develop new advances in deep learning, algorithmics and artificial intelligence with the support of the breakthrough computing acceleration capacities that quantum simulation provides.”

AMD Readies EPYC for Exascale with ROCm at SC19

In this video from SC19, Derek Bouius from AMD describes how the company’s new EPYC processors and Radeon GPUs can speed HPC and Ai applications. With its EPYC processors, Radeon Instinct accelerators, Infinity Fabric technologies, and ROCm open software, AMD is building an Exascale ecosystem for heterogeneous compute. “Community support for the pre-exascale software ecosystem continues to grow. This ecosystem is built on ROCm, the foundational open source components for GPU compute provided by AMD.”

Santos Dumont from Atos is now the Fastest Supercomputer in Latin America

Today Atos announced a major upgrade to the Santos Dumont supercomputer in Brazil, making it the most powerful supercomputer in Latin America. “With this expansion, LNCC will gain access to state-of-the-art technologies implemented by Atos, utilizing a high-performance hybrid platform that can support different workloads, expanding its ability to support research and development, especially in the areas of intelligence Artificial and Deep Learning,” explains Luis Casuscelli, Director of Big Data and Cyber ​​Security at Atos in South America. “SDumont is equipped with a highly efficient and sustainable cooling infrastructure that uses water and room temperature, reducing the energy used for supercomputer cooling.”

AMD Delivers Best-in-Class HPC Performance at SC19

Today at SC19, AMD announced a set of new customer wins and new platforms supporting AMD EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct accelerators, as well as the release of ROCm 3.0 development environment. “HPC organizations are continuing to adopt the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor and Radeon Instinct accelerators for more powerful and efficient supercomputing systems. The 2nd Gen EPYC processors provide twice the manufacturing application performance and up to 60% faster Life Sciences simulations than competing solutions, while the Radeon Instinct GPU accelerator provides up to 6.6 peak theoretical TFLOPS Double Precision performance for HPC workloads.”

Météo-France to Boost Weather Forecasting Capabilities with Atos Supercomputer

Today Atos announced a new four-year contract with French national meteorological service, Météo-France, to supply two supercomputers based on its latest BullSequana XH2000 technology. “We’re really excited to be working again with Météo-France to boost its computing capacity with our BullSequana XH2000 supercomputers” said Pierre Barnabé, SVP, Head of Big Data & Security at Atos. “Equipped with the latest generation processors and accelerators, our BullSequana architechture offers Météo-France a combined peak performance of 20 petaflops to deliver even more precise results. It is also highly-energy efficient and minimizes global energy consumption.”

GPU-Powered Turbocharger coming to JUWELS Supercomputer at Jülich

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre is adding a high-powered booster module to their JUWELS supercomputer. Designed in cooperation with Atos, ParTec, Mellanox, and NVIDIA, the booster module is equipped with several thousand GPUs designed for extreme computing power and artificial intelligence tasks. “With the launch of the booster in 2020, the computing power of JUWELS will be increased from currently 12 to over 70 petaflops.”

New Liquid Cooled AMD EPYC 7H12 Processor Breaks Performance Records

Today AMD announced a new addition to the 2nd Generation AMD EPYC family, the AMD EPYC 7H12 processor. The 64 core/128 thread, 2.6Ghz base frequency, 3.3Ghz max boost frequency, 280W TDP processor is specifically built for HPC customers and workloads, using liquid cooling to deliver leadership supercomputing performance. “In an ATOS testing on their BullSequana XH2000, the new AMD EPYC 7H12 processor has set four new world-records in server performance. With a LINPACK score of ~ 4.2 TeraFLOPS, the new chip performs ~11% better than the AMD EPYC 7742 processor.”

Atos delivers Quantum-Learning-as-a-Service to Xofia for Big Data Challenges

Today Atos announced the delivery of Quantum-Learning-as-a-Service (QLaaS) to Xofia to help develop quantum-powered artificial intelligence solutions for the enterprise. “Xofia is a startup based in Houston that combines artificial intelligence with quantum-based algorithms to implement problem-solving strategies to create a futuristic platform for the enterprise. Engaging Atos’ QLaaS model, Xofia’s research and development team will access a remote Atos Quantum Learning Machine, a stand-alone appliance that provides access to an evolutive quantum programming environment and simulates the behavior of any kind of quantum computing technology.”

Atos and C-DAC to Collaborate on AI, Quantum Computing, and Exascale in India

Atos and India’s C-DAC have signed a Cooperation Agreement to work together in the areas of Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Exascale Computing. “Building on our position as the leading technology provider globally for Supercomputing, AI, Quantum Computing and others, this agreement is a significant step forward in our strategic relationship. This will strengthen the R&D activities between France and India with C-DAC and Atos significantly contributing to technology development and nation economic growth.”

Atos Powers HPC for Genomic Pilot Platform

Atos was recently selected by GCS AURAGEN to provide and orchestrate the high-performance computing infrastructure and storage of a new genomic pilot platform for high-flow sequencing calculation. “The Atos solution is designed to support the entire life cycle of genomic data – from DNA sequencing to analysis production.”