Atos empowers Finnish researchers to advance in Artificial Intelligence with new BullSequana supercomputer

Paris, December 20, 2018

Atos, a glo짯bal lea짯der in digi짯tal trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on, has signed a 37 mil짯li짯on euro 3몑ear con짯tract to deli짯ver its latest super짯com짯pu짯ter, the Bull짯Se짯qua짯na XH2000, to CSC IT Cen짯ter for Sci짯ence in Fin짯land. The con짯tract, which was signed on 12 Decem짯ber bet짯ween the two par짯ties in Espoo, will pro짯vi짯de Fin짯nish rese짯ar짯chers with an enhan짯ced com짯pu짯ting capa짯ci짯ty to enable new inno짯va짯ti짯on breakthroughs.

The Bull짯Se짯qua짯na XH2000 super짯com짯pu짯ter will give Fin짯nish rese짯ar짯chers five times more capa짯ci짯ty than pre짯vious짯ly, with a theo짯re짯ti짯cal peak per짯for짯mance of 6,4 peta짯flops. The super짯com짯pu짯ting envi짯ron짯ment, which will con짯sist of the Bull짯Se짯qua짯na, a sca짯lar clus짯ter of 2 peta짯flops, an AI-par짯ti짯ti짯on of 2,5 peta짯flops and a lar짯ge data manage짯ment sys짯tem, will have a com짯bi짯ned theo짯re짯ti짯cal peak per짯for짯mance of 11 peta짯flops. Tog짯e짯ther this will enable rese짯ar짯chers to pre짯dict cli짯ma짯te chan짯ge and its effects, pro짯blems around rene짯wa짯ble and fusi짯on ener짯gy, uti짯li짯ze AI to deve짯lop new tre짯at짯ments, and sol짯ve other very com짯pu짯ting inten짯si짯ve pro짯blems. The set짯up will also include a solu짯ti짯on dedi짯ca짯ted to advan짯ced Arti짯fi짯ci짯al Intel짯li짯gence research.

This new solu짯ti짯on pro짯vi짯des CSC with a powerful and balan짯ced envi짯ron짯ment for data-inten짯si짯ve com짯pu짯ting, and it will lay the foun짯da짯ti짯on for com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve rese짯arch in Fin짯land for years to come. The sys짯tem from Atos will be able to meet the chal짯lenges posed by Arti짯fi짯ci짯al Intel짯li짯gence rese짯arch, which fur짯ther empha짯si짯zes the value of this invest짯ment for the Fin짯nish socie짯ty. said Kim짯mo Koski, CEO of CSC.

As the lea짯ding Euro짯pean super짯com짯pu짯ter manu짯fac짯tu짯rer, we are proud to be con짯tri짯bu짯ting to the com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve짯ness of Fin짯land and the Fin짯nish rese짯arch and aca짯de짯mic com짯mu짯ni짯ty. Our new Bull짯Se짯qua짯na XH2000 includes the latest pro짯ces짯sor and acce짯le짯ra짯tor archi짯tec짯tures to pro짯vi짯de more com짯pu짯ting power to enable AI-aug짯men짯ted HPC simu짯la짯ti짯on, and to sup짯port users go bey짯ond the limits of tra짯di짯tio짯nal simu짯la짯ti짯on. said Pierre Barn짯ab챕, Chief Ope짯ra짯ting Offi짯cer, Big Data & Secu짯ri짯ty at Atos.

The new sys짯tem will be deploy짯ed in two pha짯ses: the first pha짯se in sum짯mer 2019 which will include a solu짯ti짯on desi짯gned for Arti짯fi짯ci짯al Intel짯li짯gence rese짯arch; and the second with Atos new Bull짯Se짯qua짯na XH2000 super짯com짯pu짯ter, which will pro짯vi짯de a giant leap in com짯pu짯ting capa짯ci짯ty and make Fin짯land the lea짯ding coun짯try in super짯com짯pu짯ting in the Nordics.

About Atos

Atos is a glo짯bal lea짯der in digi짯tal trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on with 120,000 employees in 73 count짯ries and annu짯al reve짯nue of 궗 13 bil짯li짯on. Euro짯pean num짯ber one in Cloud, Cyber짯se짯cu짯ri짯ty and High-Per짯for짯mance Com짯pu짯ting, the Group pro짯vi짯des end-to-end Orchestra짯ted Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Busi짯ness Appli짯ca짯ti짯ons and Digi짯tal Work짯place solu짯ti짯ons through its Digi짯tal Trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on Fac짯to짯ry, as well as tran짯sac짯tion짯al ser짯vices through World짯li짯ne, the Euro짯pean lea짯der in the pay짯ment indus짯try. With its cut짯ting-edge tech짯no짯lo짯gies and indus짯try know짯ledge, Atos sup짯ports the digi짯tal trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on of its cli짯ents across all busi짯ness sec짯tors. The Group is the World짯wi짯de Infor짯ma짯ti짯on Tech짯no짯lo짯gy Part짯ner for the Olym짯pic & Para짯lym짯pic Games and ope짯ra짯tes under the brands Atos, Atos Syn짯tel, Uni짯fy and World짯li짯ne. Atos is lis짯ted on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

About CSC

CSC is a Fin짯nish cen짯ter of exper짯ti짯se in ICT that pro짯vi짯des world-class ser짯vices for rese짯arch, edu짯ca짯ti짯on, cul짯tu짯re, public admi짯nis짯tra짯ti짯on and enter짯pri짯ses, to help them thri짯ve and bene짯fit socie짯ty at large.