Atos enhances scientific research at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) with its BullSequana X supercomputer

Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, November 30, 2019

Atos, a glo­bal lea­der in digi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on, has signed a con­tract with the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Balea­ric Islands (UIB) to sup­ply a new super­com­pu­ting clus­ter, based on Atos’ Bull­Se­qua­na X tech­no­lo­gy, to the IFISC (Insti­tu­te of Inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry Phy­sics and Com­plex Sys­tems). The IFISC is a joint insti­tu­te of the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Balea­ric Islands and the Spa­nish Hig­her Coun­cil for Sci­en­ti­fic Rese­arch (CSIC), and runs sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch in the frame­work of com­plex sys­tems. It is one of the most inno­va­ti­ve sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch cen­ters in Spain. The new com­pu­ta­tio­nal clus­ter will be used for Big Data ana­ly­sis and inten­si­ve digi­tal simu­la­ti­ons and sub­stan­ti­al­ly enhan­ce the institute’s rese­arch capa­ci­ty, enab­ling it to face new challenges.

The supercomputer’s archi­tec­tu­re is based on Atos’ Bull­Se­qua­na X430A5 ser­vers, with AMD EPYC Rome latest genera­ti­on pro­ces­sors. Atos was selec­ted from 11 can­di­da­tes who took part in the Euro­pean public ten­der for the signi­fi­cant­ly supe­ri­or per­for­mance of its offer com­pa­red to other pro­po­sals. The deli­very and instal­la­ti­on of the new equip­ment is sche­du­led for Decem­ber 2019.

Accord­ing to Maxi San Miguel, Direc­tor of IFISC,  “The excel­lent per­for­mance of the equip­ment sup­plied by Atos will put  IFISC in a uni­que posi­tio­ning in order to address its new stra­te­gic chal­len­ges in Big Data ana­ly­sis.

We are very proud to pro­vi­de IFISC with this super­com­pu­ter desi­gned with the latest tech­no­lo­gies and to offer a reli­able and high per­for­mance tool for Big Data ana­ly­sis and inten­si­ve nume­ri­cal simu­la­ti­ons.” says José Cama­cho, Direc­tor of HPC & Quan­tum com­pu­ting at Atos in Ibe­ria, “This con­tract rein­for­ces the Atos’ exper­ti­se and expe­ri­ence in deli­vering high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting solu­ti­ons, ope­ning new hori­zons of com­pu­ting to the new and deman­ding needs of our customers ”

The IFISC was awar­ded the Maria de Maez­tu Unit of Excel­lence accredi­ta­ti­on of the Sta­te Agen­cy of Rese­arch (AEI). It is the only cen­ter in the com­mu­ni­ty of the Balea­ric Islands with such recognition.

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About UIB

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the Balea­ric Islands (UIB) is a pres­ti­gious uni­ver­si­ty reco­gni­zed in rese­arch and with a strong inter­na­tio­nal impact. This is demons­tra­ted by the results achie­ved in dif­fe­rent ran­kings that eva­lua­te the qua­li­ty of rese­arch and tea­ching. This year he has ent­e­red the group of the 500 best uni­ver­si­ties in the world for the first time, accord­ing to the Aca­de­mic Ran­king of World Uni­ver­si­ties 2019, bet­ter known as the Shang­hai ranking.

Press con­ta­ct

Adrián Gar­cía – agarcia@ifisc.uib-csic.es – +34 971 25 97 19

About Atos

Atos is a glo­bal lea­der in digi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on with over 110,000 employees in 73 coun­tries and annu­al reve­nue of over € 11 bil­li­on. Euro­pean num­ber one in Cloud, Cyber­se­cu­ri­ty and High-Per­for­mance Com­pu­ting, the Group pro­vi­des end-to-end Orches­tra­ted Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Busi­ness App­li­ca­ti­ons and Digi­tal Work­place solu­ti­ons. The group is the World­wi­de Infor­ma­ti­on Tech­no­lo­gy Part­ner for the Olym­pic & Paralym­pic Games and ope­ra­tes under the brands Atos, Atos Syn­tel, and Uni­fy. Atos is a SE (Socie­tas Euro­paea), lis­ted on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The pur­po­se of Atos is to help design the future of the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy space. Its exper­ti­se and ser­vices sup­port the deve­lo­p­ment of know­ledge, edu­ca­ti­on as well as mul­ti­cul­tu­ral and plu­ra­listic approa­ches to rese­arch that con­tri­bu­te to sci­en­ti­fic and tech­no­lo­gi­cal excel­lence. Across the world, the group enab­les its cus­to­mers, employees and col­la­bo­ra­tors, and mem­bers of socie­ties at lar­ge to live, work and deve­lop sus­tainab­ly and con­fi­dent­ly in the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy space.

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