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“A Whole New Dimension of Processing Power”: Paderborn University Commissions Atos to Build a New Supercomputer

München (Germany), Paris, France, June 23 2021

a hundred and forty,000 processing cores, the quite hottest generation of superior-tech attributes, and compact more than enough to match inside of a squash court docket – Paderborn College is acquiring a new supercomputer. “Noctua 2,” the venture identify presented to the second growth phase of the “Noctua” installed in 2018, will be constructed by sector leader Atos and is predicted to be installed by the stop of the calendar year. With a total funding volume of additional than fourteen million euros, it will be the first supercomputer to shift into the new HPC (Higher Functionality Computing) facility at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (Computer system2). The analysis setting up is virtually done. 50 percent of the HPC procedure is being financed by the State of North Rhine-Westfalia and the federal government’s analysis structures application, as very well as via investment decision methods from the newly started Verbund der Nationalen Hochleistungsrechenzentren (Association of Nationwide Higher Functionality Computing Facilities, NHR), which Paderborn College joined at the beginning of the calendar year.

Atos will supply, assemble and put in Noctua 2, which will be operated by the PC2, and will also take care of servicing of the procedure for the upcoming 5 yrs. The Computer system2 has intensive expertise with operating large parallel pc units and superior-performance computing (HPC). Scientists there have been researching the successful use of supercomputers for many yrs previously, and they function superior performance pc units that serve university researchers all over the whole Ostwestfalen-Lippe region and nationwide as part of the NHR affiliation. “With Atos, we have an business-foremost spouse at our facet. The Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing offers major researchers entry to ultramodern computing ability. In order to get the upcoming phase toward long run protection in this space, we will need knowledgeable industry experts to assist us develop and function electricity-successful HPC units. Atos impressed us with its many years of expertise,” states Prof. Dr. Christian Plessl from Paderborn College and Chair of the Computer system2.

The new procedure from Atos has quite small over-all operating expenses, in specific thanks to the totally free-cooling function of the BullSequana XH2000. Its patented immediate liquid cooling (DLC) method uses one hundred per cent incredibly hot drinking water, which usually means it consumes fewer electricity than similar units and minimizes over-all electricity usage. For the university, that usually means electricity-successful procedure of the superior-performance units. Utilizing the point out-of-the-art Atos know-how will give Paderborn College the important foundation for superior-top quality, timely and versatile knowledge assessment. The use of impressive systems also usually means very long-expression investment decision protection for the university, and handles the biggest possible range of applications – for occasion intensive simulations for physics and chemistry or device finding out, all of which involve massive processing ability.

“The hottest systems and first-course IT gear are the foundation for many scientific research. Which is why we are so delighted to be in a position to develop even far better framework situations for countrywide and international cutting-edge analysis with Noctua 2,” states Professor Birgitt Riegraf, President of Paderborn College.

“As the foremost European service provider in the space of supercomputing, Atos is in the very best place to equip Paderborn College and its analysis with exceptional know-how. We are delighted that we were being in a position to earn the tender, and we will supply Paderborn College with the modern, hugely out there and versatile supercomputer infrastructure, such as yrs of servicing assistance, that is necessary for superb science and analysis,” states Dr. Martin Matzke, Head of Big Information & Stability Atos Central Europe.

“In order to assurance the very best possible top quality for scientific simulations and knowledge assessment, and to assure that Paderborn College remains very well-positioned for the long run, modern IT infrastructure is vital. At the same time, expense-efficiency is critical in operating these modern units. That specially incorporates ability usage and cooling,” states Simone Probst, Vice President for Economic and Staff Administration at Paderborn College. The challenge was to locate the optimum blend of the very best performance and performance choices, small over-all operating expenses – specially for electricity efficiency and drinking water cooling – the configuration of several nodes (computing nodes, FPGA nodes, superior-speed network, parallel storage procedure) and suitable performance for the cluster management procedure (user atmosphere).

Dr. Jens Simon, Plant Supervisor for the Computer system2, is searching ahead to the installation of the new pc: “With additional than a hundred and forty,000 processor cores from the hottest AMD Milan 7763 CPU generation and the specially superior-performance Nvidia A100-forty GPU accelerators, we are shifting into a total new dimension of processing ability. It will offer you our customers a quite successful big-scale analysis system that attributes the hottest systems.”

Atos is using part in this year’s Forum Teratec, the Global Conference for Simulation, HPC/HPDA, AI & Quantum from 22-24 June. Check out our virtual booth, find our options and listen to our VIPs and industry experts listed here.

Atos will also be at the virtual and on-need ISC, the international Conference for HPC, device finding out and superior-performance knowledge analytics from 24 June – 2 July. Uncover out additional about our convention classes as very well as new options to be released at the function listed here.


Technological details:
BullSequana XH2000: For all computing nodes cooled with incredibly hot drinking water
BullSequana X2410 with AMD Milan 7763 CPUs
BullSequana X2415 with Nvidia A100-forty GPUs
BullSequana X400 FPGA nodes
Nvidia/Mellanox InfiniBand HDR/HDR100 Interconnect
DDN 7990X storage with a Lustre file procedure (6PB of usable storage)
Atos Smart Management Center (SMC) computer software suite for procedure management

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