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Video: A Closer Look at the Atos Dibona Prototype for ARM-based HPC

In this video from SC17 in Denver, Pascale Bruner from Atos describes the company’s innovative ARM-HPC technologies developed as part of the Mont-Blanc Project. “Atos will showcase our Dibona prototype for ARM-based HPC. Named after the Dibona peak in the French Alps, the new prototype is part of the Phase 3 of Mont-Blanc and is based on 64 bit ThunderX2 processors from Cavium, relying on the ARM v8 instruction set.”

Atos Kicks off MontBlanc 2020 Project for Exascale

The MontBlanc 2020 project launched this week in Europe. As a sequel to a set of successful research projects into energy-efficient ARM-based computing, MontBlanc 2020 now begins an ambitious reach for Exascale. “The ambition of the consortium is to quickly industrialize our research. This is why we decided to rely on the Arm instruction set architecture (ISA), which is backed by a strong software ecosystem. By leveraging the current efforts, including the Mont-Blanc ecosystem and other international projects, we will benefit from the system software and applications required for successful usage” explained Said Derradji, Atos, coordinator of the Mont-Blanc 2020 project.”

Cavium Showcases ThunderX2 Arm-based Server Platforms for HPC

At SC17 in Denver, Cavium showcased a wide variety of ThunderX2 Arm-based server platforms for high performance computing. “ThunderX2 server SoC integrates fully out-of-order, high-performance custom cores supporting single and dual-socket configurations. It is optimized to drive high computational performance delivering outstanding memory bandwidth and memory capacity. The new line of ThunderX2 processors includes multiple SKUs for both scale up and scale out applications and is fully compliant with Armv8-A architecture specifications as well as the Arm Server Base System Architecture and Arm Server Base Boot Requirements standards.”

OCF DATA to sell Bullion High-end Servers

Today Atos announced it has signed a channel partner agreement with OCF DATA Limited to resell Atos Bullion servers. OCF will sell the Bullion devices to higher education, manufacturing, and utilities sectors in the UK.

Dell EMC Joins Atos Global Reseller Alliance

Today Atos in Europe announced a new reseller agreement in which Dell EMC will resell Atos’ high-end 8 to 16 sockets x86 Bullion servers. “Over the last few years, Dell EMC and Atos have been working together to combine Bullion servers and Dell EMC unified storage solutions to provide our customers with a leading solution for deployment of mission-critical SAP HANA projects,” said Ravi Pendekanti, Senior Vice President at Dell EMC.

Atos Launches World’s Fastest Quantum Simulator

“There is real excitement about new technologies like Quantum Computing, however many things are needed to help users learn how to program and use Quantum computers,” said Earl Joseph, CEO at Hyperion Research. “By providing universities, research institutes and both large and small businesses across the world access to its QLM, Atos is enabling organizations to experiment with Quantum computing and prepare for this potential revolution in computing.”

Atos to Build 4.3 Petaflop Bull Sequana Supercomputer for AWE in the UK

Today Atos announced that a new Bull Sequana supercomputer will enable high-performance computing solutions to boost next-generation scientific modeling for the UK defense organization. The new system will feature a single Bull Sequana x1000 supercomputer with a theoretical peak performance of 4.3 Petaflops. The Bull Sequana supercomputer uses the latest generation of direct-liquid cooling to enable the densest and most energy-efficient platform in the industry with the system to be installed using the latest Mellanox EDR interconnect and a high performance Seagate Lustre storage appliance offering around 100 Gigabytes per second of I/O performance.

Atos to Build 9 Petaflop Supercomputer for GENCI

Today Atos announced that the company has won a contract with GENCI to deliver one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, planned for the end of 2017. A successor of the Curie system installed at the TGCC, the Bull Sequana supercomputer will have an overall power of 9 petaflops for research purposes in France and Europe.

Slidecast: BXI – Bull eXascale Interconnect

“The interconnect is going to be a key enabling technology for exascale systems. This is why one of the cornerstones of Bull’s exascale program is the development of our own new-generation interconnect. The Bull eXascale Interconnect or BXI introduces a paradigm shift in terms of performance, scalability, efficiency, reliability and quality of service for extreme workloads.”

Agenda Posted for June Teratec Forum in France

The TERATEC Forum has posted their Agenda for their upcoming June meeting. With technical workshops, plenary sessions and a vendor exhibit, the event takes place June 27-28 at the Ecole Polytechnique campus in Palaiseau, France. “Our objective is to bring together all decision makers and experts in the field of digital simulation and Big Data, from the industrial and technological world and the world of research.”