Paris, France – 15 November 2022 – Atos announces today that it has sold its new supercomputer, the BullSequana XH3000to the Military Applications Division of the CEA (CEA/DAM). Thanks to the installation of the very first XH3000 delivered by Atos, CEA/DAM will thus be able to prepare for the arrival of future IT deadlines and, ultimately, satisfy the simulation needs of the nuclear defense programme. With the acquisition of the XH3000, CEA/DAM has a state-of-the-art instrument that benefits from unprecedented performance and efficiency to prepare for the challenge of exascale.
The latest addition to the BullSequana X range therefore deploys hybrid computing power with artificial intelligence, making it possible to design supercomputers up to Exascale. Thanks to its standardized modular architecture and the “OpenSequana” program, the BullSequana XH3000 offers even more flexibility with an open, scalable and future-proof platform. It allows for the integration of the latest computing and interconnect technologies – such as processors (CPUs) and graphics accelerators (GPUs) – as well as those to come and will also be ready for quantum processors (QPUs) and new types of accelerators as it becomes available.
In addition to its unrivaled performance, the BullSequana XH3000 is highly energy efficient and offers the best total cost of ownership (TCO) on the market. The patented DLC system (Direct Liquid cooling down) Next-Generation ) from Atos provides 70% more cooling power than the previous version. This solution offers unique performance in terms of efficiency: it disperses over 97% of the heat with an inlet water temperature of 40°C, thus allowing free cooling1.
Thanks to its high-performance computing systems manufactured in France, Atos, the only European manufacturer, supports public and private organizations, such as CEA/DAM, in their challenges to European sovereignty, allowing them to fully exploit their data while maintaining maximum level of security in all circumstances.
Emmanuel Le Roux, SVP, Global Director of HPC, AI and Quantum, Atos commented ” The CEA/DAM played a decisive role in the design and development of our everything new BullSequana XH3000 and it’s up to They what will be delivered everything first unit. Atos and CEA/DAM have been working side by side since 2004, we are honored by this trusted brand which strengthens a long standing relationship. “
Vincent HelloDirector of Military Applications of ECA She said ” ” the xH3000 is the fruit of co-design between the CEA/DAM and Atos teams. Installing this product in a production environment will allow us to port our business applications and derive full performance from these new technologies.. “
Addison Snell, CEO Intersect360 Research, commented ” With his BullSequana XH3000, Atos proves it can deliver supercomputing performance at the highest level of scale, combining the best cutting-edge technologies for scientific computing, data science and artificial intelligence, all produced in Europe. CEA paves the way for next-generation innovation for Europe and the world. “
From November 13th to 18th, Atos will participate in the show SC2022 : come and meet our experts at booth #2809! You will also be able to witness the official launch of the new generation of hybrid supercomputing from Atos, the BullSequana XH3000, learn more about the new Nimbix Supercomputing suite and discover the latest developments in our ThinkAI portfolio.
Atos is an international leader in digital transformation with 112,000 employees and an annual turnover of approximately 11 billion euros. Number one in Europe in the cloud, cyber security and supercomputers, the Group provides integrated solutions for all sectors, in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonisation services and products, Atos is committed to providing secure and decarbonised digital solutions to its customers. Atos is a SE (European Company) listed on Euronext Paris.
The The purpose of Athos is to help shape the information space. With its skills and services, the Group supports the development of knowledge, training and research in a multicultural approach and contributes to the development of scientific and technological excellence. All over the world, Atos enables its customers and employees, and more generally the greatest number of people, to live, work and progress sustainably and with total confidence in the information space.
About the CEA
CEA is a major player in research, development and innovation. It operates in four key areas: defense and security, energy transition, digital transition and technological research for tomorrow’s medicine. With its 20,000 employees and its nine sites equipped with very large research infrastructures, CEA actively participates in the implementation of collaborative projects with numerous academic and industrial partners around the world. According to the Clarivate 2019 ranking, the CEA is the leading French research organization in terms of patents filed in France and in Europe.
The military applications department of the CEA is responsible for missions serving defense and security in France. It designs, manufactures and ensures the safety and reliability of deterrent nuclear warheads. Designs and manufactures the nuclear boilers that operate the buildings of the French Navy. It also provides technical support to authorities in the fight against nuclear proliferation and terrorism. It also puts its skills at the service of Defense to evaluate and control the effects of conventional weapons and the vulnerability of weapon infrastructures and systems to these effects. To find out more, visit the website: www.cea.fr
1 Very economical cooling method that uses outside air to lower the temperature of the water which is then used to cool the server