Paris, 22 June 2020
Atos, a world wide leader in electronic transformation, has signed a new five-12 months contract with the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) to source a supercomputer based on its most recent BullSequana XH2000 know-how to raise DKRZ’s computing energy by 5, in comparison to the currently running large-overall performance personal computer “Mistral” which was supplied by Atos in 2015. The new programs will be out there at the DKRZ from mid-2021.
BullSequana to speed up and deliver much more specific forecasting
Just as a new, much more impressive telescope presents much more in depth photographs from space, a much more impressive supercomputer makes it possible for for much more in depth simulations and thus further insights into climate gatherings. This considerable raise in computing energy will permit researchers at DKRZ to use regionally much more in depth climate and earth system designs in long term, to involve much more processes in calculations, to simulate for a longer time time intervals, or to much more precisely seize natural climate variability making use of ensemble calculations and thus cut down uncertainties. This is accompanied by a potent raise in the details that is calculated and then stored and evaluated. The BullSequana is an economical computing and details administration option, vital for climate modelling and the ensuing details volumes, to boost environmental investigation and deliver much more responsible, in depth benefits.
Prof. Thomas Ludwig, CEO at DKRZ states: “Our large-overall performance personal computer is the heart all-around which our companies for science are grouped. We’re definitely joyful to be performing with Atos again. With the new system, our buyers will be able to achieve new insights into the climate system and deliver even much more in depth benefits. This worries basic investigation, but also much more utilized fields of investigation this kind of as enhanced current climate projections. This way, we help achieve elementary insights for climate modify adaptation.”
Damien Déclat, Team VP, Head of HPC, AI & Quantum Business Functions at Atos, clarifies: “With our potent knowledge and expertise we have been able to effectively style the DKRZ option integrating it successfully with the BullSequana XH2000 system’s most effective-of-breed factors to improve DKRZ’s manufacturing workloads. We appear ahead to continuing this joint exertion to foresee the future phases as properly as to adapt applications and demands to the future processor generation and other accelerating factors.”
Atos is a professional in the provision of main technologies for some of the world’s main centers in the Climate Forecasting and Climate local community, this kind of as the European Centre for Medium-Range Climate Forecasts and the French Meteorological Assistance Météo-France and has labored closely collectively to improve applications, explore and foresee new technologies, and appear for increased performance and decreased TCOs.
The Atos option is based on its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer and will be a person of the initial geared up with the future generation of AMD EPYC x86 processors. The interconnect makes use of NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand HDR 200G know-how and the details storage option relies on DDN products. The final system will consist of all-around three,000 computing nodes with a whole peak overall performance of sixteen PetaFlops, 800 Terabytes major memory and a 120 Petabytes storage system.
The new system is well worth 32.5 million euros, which is staying supplied by the Helmholtz Affiliation of German Investigation Centres, the Max Planck Culture and the No cost and Hanseatic Metropolis of Hamburg.
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The German Climate Computing Middle (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ) is a central support heart for German climate and earth system investigation. Its large overall performance computer systems, details storage and companies type the central investigation infrastructure for simulation-based climate science in Germany.
Aside from delivering computing energy, details storage capacity and complex assist for designs and simulations in climate investigation, DKRZ offers its scientific buyers an substantial portfolio of tailor-produced companies. It maintains and develops application software package applicable to climate investigation and supports its buyers in matters of details processing. At last, DKRZ also participates in national and intercontinental joint initiatives and cooperations with the aim of improving upon the infrastructure for climate modeling.
DKRZ was founded on November 11, 1987 and took up its companies on January one, 1988. It is a non-earnings and non-business constrained firm with 4 shareholders:
- The Max Planck Culture
- The Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, represented by the University of Hamburg
- The Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Maritime Investigation
- and the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht – Centre for Supplies and Coastal Investigation (HZG)
In addition, DKRZ is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Instruction and Investigation and the The Helmholtz Affiliation of German Investigation Centres.
DKRZ presents its resources (computing time, tough-travel storage and archive capacity, consultancy and visualizations) no cost of demand. Any researchers conducting investigation in the subject of climate and earth system science in Germany, and demanding HPC resources for their operate could use for resources at DKRZ.
DKRZ engages about 80 staff, mostly with a track record in natural and/or personal computer sciences and is devided into three scientific departments
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