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Atos-CEAs’ ‘Topaze’ at CCRT

Paris, France – June 23 2021 — ‘Topaze’ is part of Atos‘ range of HPC supercomputers, acquired following a call for tenders, and is the result of joint R&D by Atos and the CEA’s Military Applications Directorate (DAM). It has a peak computing power of around 8.8 petaflops. The new computer includes a general-purpose partition […]

CEA-Leti Envisions LiDAR Systems Based on Integrated Optical Phased Arrays

GRENOBLE, France – March 8, 2021 – Taking a step toward developing LiDAR systems for widespread commercial applications, CEA-Leti has developed genetic algorithms to calibrate high-channel-count optical phased arrays (OPAs), as well as an advanced measurement setup enabling wafer-scale OPA characterization. OPAs are an emerging technology made of arrays of closely spaced (around 1µm) optical antennas […]

CEA Outlines Indigenous Path to European Exascale

CEA, the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission, today presented what it said is a path to European exascale supercomputing utilizing technologies that combine “finer 3D interconnect paths for greater bandwidth between chiplets” within heterogenous nodes made up of generic processors. In an invited paper released at the IDEM 2020 (International Electron Devices Meeting) […]

New Cloud Computing Infrastructure for European Research at CEA’s TGCC

September 2020 – The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) deployed new computing and storage resources and services in its TGCC computing centre, for the benefit of research communities in Europe. Aside from conventional HPC resources, the new systems provide services such as sovereign cloud computing, object storage, and interactive computing. These systems […]

French supercomputers help European scientists fight COVID19

Two of the most powerful supercomputers in France, Joliot-Curie at CEA and Occigen at CINES are providing urgent computing access to large computer resources to European research teams involved in the fight against COVID-19. The aim is to perform epidemiological studies of COVID-19 virus spread, understand its molecular structure and behavior and massively screen and […]

Barcelona Supercomputing Centre to Optimize Storage and Data Analysis with PPI4HPC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) will provide a new storage infrastructure for enhanced data analysis capabilities thanks to the PPI4HPC (Public Procurement of Innovations for High Performance Computing). “The proposed infrastructure includes a disk tier built on all-flash technology and spinning disk drives. It changes the way underlying physical drives are managed, accessed and rebuilt in case of failures in order to minimize the impact to the scientific applications. It is a High-Performance Analytics compute infrastructure to run data analytics operations with the latest Power microprocessors and NVMe PCIe local storage to accelerate the workloads.”

Video: Optimizing Flash at Scale at CEA

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC19, Gael Delbray from CEA presents: Optimizing Flash at Scale. “The major challenges that the HPC will face in the coming years are manifold, such as the development of hardware and software architectures able to deliver very high computing power, modelling methods combining different scales and physical models and the management of huge volumes of numerical data.”

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.”

OpenIO Achieves Record 1 Tbps Write Speed

French startup OpenIO recently announced record performance with Criteo, the advertising platform for the open Internet. OpenIO demonstrated the performance and scalability of their object storage solution by deploying their technology on a cluster of more than 350 physica.l servers provided by Criteo. The benchmark made it possible to cross the symbolic threshold of writing up to one terabit of data per second

Forum Teratec to Spotlight HPC, AI, and Digital Transformation in Europe

Registration is now open for the Forum Teratec in France. The event takes place June 11-12 in Palaiseau. “The Forum Teratec is the premier international meeting for all players in HPC, Simulation, Big Data and Machine Learning (AI). It is a unique place of exchange and sharing for professionals in the sector. Come and discover the innovations that will revolutionize practices in industry and in many other fields of activity.”