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News | Press release | Defence ＆ security | High performance computing | Supercomputers
Atos and the CEA’s Military Applications Division (CEA/DAM) today announce the first partition of “EXA1”, a supercomputer developed together based on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 architecture, which is among the world’s 500 most powerful machines. Reaching 14th position in the TOP500 ranking, “CEA-HF” is the most powerful supercomputer and most energy-efficient supercomputer based on general purpose CPUs in Europe. It has 12,960 AMD processors, this is 829,440 computer processor cores, making it the largest ever installed HPC system based on general purpose CPUs worldwide. It has a computing power of 23.2 petaflops and a competitive power consumption of 4.96 MegaWatts.
Vincenzo SALVETTI, Director of the CEA’s Military Applications Division, says:
Developing such a high-level supercomputer is essential for some of the defence programs that we implement at the CEA/DAM. To reach this capacity, technological breakthroughs are needed – such as maintaining low levels of energy consumption, while ensuring that the huge volumes of data produced by increasingly precise simulations can be effectively processed. I am proud that the long-term R&D partnership between Atos and the CEA/DAM allows us to achieve this new major milestone for our program, and leverage CEA/DAM’s innovation capabilities”.
Pierre BARNABÉ, Acting Co-CEO of Atos and Head of Atos’ Global Big Data & Security Division, adds:
We’re thrilled that our BullSequana supercomputer continues to boost Europe's scientific excellence and industrial strength, and we are extremely pleased to support CEA in bringing their research and innovation one step further with EXA1”.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.