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Atos Comes into ISC off Strong Year in HPC

Atos, with its BullSequana line of supercomputers, will no doubt be a prominent player at this year’s ISC conference. While ISC is an international HPC event, it has, after all, a strong European flavor – even if this year’s edition isn’t in Frankfurt but instead is virtual (for the last time, we hope). Atos has […]

EuroHPC Opens Access to Atos ‘Vega’ Supercomputer, More HPC on Way

With the first EU supercomputer now operational, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is ready to accept applications to access Vega’s HPC system computing power. Access time is allocated to European scientific, industrial and public sector users, matching application requirements, according to the principles stated in the EuroHPC JU Council Regulation and the […]

Atos’ BullSequana Powers First EuroHPC Supercomputer at IZUM in Slovenia

Maribor, Slovenia, Paris, April 21, 2021 – Atos and the Institute of Information Science (IZUM) in Maribor, Slovenia, today announce that the first EuroHPC supercomputer is now operational. This is the ‘Vega’ supercomputer, based on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 architecture, which is now installed following a start-up ceremony hosted by IZUM with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, […]

Vega, EuroHPC Supercomputer, Operational Next Month

March 23, 2021 — On 10 March 2021, the EuroHPC supercomputer Vega was officially delivered. The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and the Institute of Information Science in Maribor Slovenia (IZUM) signed the acceptance document, after the vendor Atos completed the construction of the system. A high-level digital event will be held […]

CINECA Partners with Atos for 240PFLOPS ‘Leonardo’ Supercomputer

The CINECA supercomputing center in Bologna, Italy, has selected Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 supercomputing platform integrated with ParTec’s ParaStation Modulo software for its new 240 petaFLOPS HPC system, “Leonardo.” Featuring Atos’ DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling) technology using warm water up to 40°C, the platform is designed for energy efficiency. Scheduled for installation at the end of 2021 in the new […]

EuroHPC: 4 Nvidia-based AI Supercomputers Coming from Atos, HPE; 4 More on Way

Four new supercomputers backed by a pan-European initiative will use Nvidia data center accelerators, networks and software for AI and high-performance computing. They include a system dubbed Leonardo, unveiled today at Italy’s CINECA research center, using Nvidia technologies to deliver what the company said is the world’s most powerful AI system. The four systems are […]

Video: Competence Centres in HPC – their Role in European Innovation

In this video from the HPE Conference, Bastian Koller from HLRS discusses Competence Centres in HPC and their role in European innovation. “The Centres of Excellence (CoE) develop leading edge technologies to promote the adoption of advanced HPC in industry and public administration, and increase competitiveness for European companies and SMEs through access to CoE expertise and services.”

MEEP Project to support European technology in Exascale Supercomputers

Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) launched the MareNostrum Experimental Exascale Platform (MEEP). The new project will support EuroHPC in its effort to create competitive European technology integrated into future exascale supercomputers. “The ultimate goal is to create an open full-stack (software and hardware) ecosystem that could form the foundation for many other European systems, both in high-performance computing (HPC) and embedded computing, with benefits for numerous stakeholders within academia and industry.”

Exascale in Europe

Europe has developed a strategy for exascale computing, through partnerships and collaboration of European HPC vendors, academic institutions and HPC centers. It aims to deliver exascale-class systems and place the continent in the top three powers for supercomputing and science and industry using HPC. “It is a major step forward for Europe to reach the next level of computing capacity; it will help us to advance in future-oriented technologies, like the Internet of Things (Iot), AI, robotics and data analytics.”

European SiPearl Startup designing microprocessor for Exascale

Today European chip startup SiPearl announced it is moving into its operational phase. The company is now the 27th member of the European Processor Initiative (EPI) consortium. “By delivering supercomputing power, energy efficiency and backdoor-free security, the solutions that we are developing with support from the EPI members will enable Europe to gain its independence and, more importantly, to ensure its technological sovereignty on the market for high performance computing, which has become one of the key drivers for economic growth”, explains Philippe Notton, SiPearl’s CEO.