Atos’ BullSequana supercomputer powered by AMD processor sets world-record performance

Unprecedented performance with increased efficiency

Paris, France, September 18 2019

Atos, a glo¬≠bal lea¬≠der in digi¬≠tal trans¬≠for¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on, today announ¬≠ces that its Bull¬≠Se¬≠qua¬≠na XH2000 super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter powered by an AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ 7H12 Series Pro¬≠ces¬≠sor has set four new world-records in ser¬≠ver performance.

Thanks to the BullSequana‚Äôs Enhan¬≠ced Direct Liquid Coo¬≠ling sys¬≠tem and the powerful AMD EPYC 7H12 pro¬≠ces¬≠sor, the Atos mea¬≠su¬≠re¬≠ments curr¬≠ent¬≠ly top the best published results for two-socket nodes on four SPE¬≠Cra¬≠te¬ģ bench¬≠marks.* Addi¬≠tio¬≠nal¬≠ly it has set a new record for the HPL Lin¬≠pack Bench¬≠mark on an AMD EPYC CPU, with an 11% increase in per¬≠for¬≠mance.** The¬≠se mea¬≠su¬≠re how hard¬≠ware sys¬≠tems per¬≠form under com¬≠pu¬≠te-inten¬≠si¬≠ve workloads based on real-world appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons.  The Bull¬≠Se¬≠qua¬≠na sur¬≠pas¬≠ses pre¬≠vious records*** (records using both AMD and non-AMD pro¬≠ces¬≠sors) for all 5 benchmarks.

The Bull¬≠Se¬≠qua¬≠na XH2000‚Äôs enhan¬≠ced DLC (Direct Liquid Coo¬≠ling) was essen¬≠ti¬≠al in enab¬≠ling the AMD‚Äôs 280W EPYC‚ĄĘ 7H12 pro¬≠ces¬≠sor to reach its maxi¬≠mum level of per¬≠for¬≠mance. The results show¬≠ed an unpre¬≠ce¬≠den¬≠ted per¬≠for¬≠mance for BullSequana‚Äôs lowest power con¬≠sump¬≠ti¬≠on. Power effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy is a key prio¬≠ri¬≠ty for lar¬≠ge data cen¬≠ters when it comes to sel¬≠ec¬≠ting a super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter, as it trans¬≠la¬≠tes into an opti¬≠mal TCO (Total Cost of Owner¬≠ship) enab¬≠ling mil¬≠li¬≠ons to be saved over the pro¬≠ject lifespan.

‚ÄúWe‚Äôre extre¬≠me¬≠ly proud that our Bull¬≠Se¬≠qua¬≠na has achie¬≠ved the¬≠se world-record results. Our uni¬≠que Enhan¬≠ced Direct Liquid Coo¬≠ling sys¬≠tem pro¬≠vi¬≠ded the most effi¬≠ci¬≠ent envi¬≠ron¬≠ment for achie¬≠ving such per¬≠for¬≠mance of the AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sor,‚ÄĚ said Agn√®s Bou¬≠dot, Seni¬≠or Vice Pre¬≠si¬≠dent, Head of HPC & Quan¬≠tum at Atos. ‚ÄúOur Bull¬≠Se¬≠qua¬≠na equip¬≠ped with the latest AMD chip, pro¬≠vi¬≠des our cus¬≠to¬≠mers with the hig¬≠hest available per¬≠for¬≠mance for HPC and AI workloads, with an opti¬≠mi¬≠zed TCO, to sup¬≠port them in going bey¬≠ond the limits of tra¬≠di¬≠tio¬≠nal simulation.‚ÄĚ

Seve¬≠ral cli¬≠ents world¬≠wi¬≠de have alre¬≠a¬≠dy sel¬≠ec¬≠ted the Bull¬≠Se¬≠qua¬≠na super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter powered with an AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors for an enhan¬≠ced com¬≠pu¬≠ting capa¬≠ci¬≠ty to super¬≠char¬≠ge their workloads. This includes French natio¬≠nal high-per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting orga¬≠niza¬≠ti¬≠on GENCI, the IT Cen¬≠ter for Sci¬≠ence (CSC) in Fin¬≠land,  natio¬≠nal Nor¬≠we¬≠gi¬≠an e‚ÄĎinfrastructure pro¬≠vi¬≠der Uni¬≠nett Sigma2, a major Euro¬≠pean wea¬≠ther fore¬≠cast cen¬≠ter and an Ame¬≠ri¬≠can mul¬≠ti-natio¬≠nal con¬≠su¬≠mer goods giant.

 ‚ÄúTaking on the pro¬≠ces¬≠sing chal¬≠lenges of the world‚Äôs hig¬≠hest per¬≠forming sys¬≠tems meant crea¬≠ting a solu¬≠ti¬≠on up to the task, which AMD achie¬≠ved with the 2nd Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sor,‚ÄĚ said Scott Aylor, cor¬≠po¬≠ra¬≠te vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger, AMD dat¬≠a¬≠cen¬≠ter solu¬≠ti¬≠ons. ‚ÄúWhen pai¬≠red with Atos‚Äô Bull¬≠Se¬≠qua¬≠na and their own impres¬≠si¬≠ve capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties and cus¬≠to¬≠mer rela¬≠ti¬≠onships, we can deli¬≠ver a who¬≠le new ran¬≠ge of pos¬≠si¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties to address the pro¬≠ces¬≠sing needs of the modern datacenter.‚ÄĚ

 

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* Stan¬≠dard Per¬≠for¬≠mance Eva¬≠lua¬≠ti¬≠on Cor¬≠po¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on (SPEC) CPU 2017 bench¬≠mark is desi¬≠gned to pro¬≠vi¬≠de per¬≠for¬≠mance mea¬≠su¬≠re¬≠ments that can be used to compa¬≠re com¬≠pu¬≠te-inten¬≠si¬≠ve workloads on dif¬≠fe¬≠rent com¬≠pu¬≠ter sys¬≠tems, inclu¬≠ding SPEC¬≠speed 2017 Inte¬≠ger, SPEC¬≠speed 2017 Floa¬≠ting Point, SPE¬≠Cra¬≠te 2017 Inte¬≠ger and SPE¬≠Cra¬≠te 2017 Floa¬≠ting Point.

Atos results ‚Äď curr¬≠ent¬≠ly under review by the SPEC Committee:

SPECrate¬ģ2017_Int_base 692

SPECrate2017¬ģ_fp_base 528

SPECrate¬ģ2017_fr_peak 586

SPECrate¬ģ_int_peak 754

** HPL Lin¬≠pack Bench¬≠mark ‚ÄĒ 4,296 giga¬≠flops on the AMD EPYC 7H12 as com¬≠pared to the EPYC 7742 HPL num¬≠bers based on AMD refe¬≠rence sys¬≠tem testing.

*** Pre­vious records

Results for non-AMD-based pro¬≠ces¬≠sor (pre¬≠vious world-record, achie¬≠ved July 2019):

SPECrate2017_Int_base 643

SPECrate2017_fp 522

Results from AMD-based pro­ces­sor (pre­vious world-record, achie­ved August 2019):

SPECrate2017_Int_base 682

SPECrate2017_fp 524

SPE¬≠Cra¬≠te fr peak 577

SPE¬≠Crat¬≠eint peak 749

About Atos

Atos is a glo¬≠bal lea¬≠der in digi¬≠tal trans¬≠for¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on with over 110,000 employees in 73 count¬≠ries and annu¬≠al reve¬≠nue of over ‚ā¨ 11 bil¬≠li¬≠on. Euro¬≠pean num¬≠ber one in Cloud, Cyber¬≠se¬≠cu¬≠ri¬≠ty and High-Per¬≠for¬≠mance Com¬≠pu¬≠ting, the Group pro¬≠vi¬≠des end-to-end Orchestra¬≠ted Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Busi¬≠ness Appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons and Digi¬≠tal Work¬≠place solu¬≠ti¬≠ons. The group is the World¬≠wi¬≠de Infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy Part¬≠ner for the Olym¬≠pic & Para¬≠lym¬≠pic Games and ope¬≠ra¬≠tes under the brands Atos, Atos Syn¬≠tel, and Uni¬≠fy. Atos is a SE (Socie¬≠tas Euro¬≠paea), lis¬≠ted on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The pur¬≠po¬≠se of Atos is to help design the future of the infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy space. Its exper¬≠ti¬≠se and ser¬≠vices sup¬≠port the deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment of know¬≠ledge, edu¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on as well as mul¬≠ti¬≠cul¬≠tu¬≠ral and plu¬≠ra¬≠li¬≠stic approa¬≠ches to rese¬≠arch that con¬≠tri¬≠bu¬≠te to sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic and tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gi¬≠cal excel¬≠lence. Across the world, the group enables its cus¬≠to¬≠mers, employees and col¬≠la¬≠bo¬≠ra¬≠tors, and mem¬≠bers of socie¬≠ties at lar¬≠ge to live, work and deve¬≠lop sus¬≠tain¬≠ab¬≠ly and con¬≠fi¬≠dent¬≠ly in the infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy space.