Atos has won a contract with GENCI (Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif) to deliver one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, planned for the end of 2017. A successor of the Curie system installed at the TGCC (Tres Grand Centre de Calcul of the CEA in Bruyeres-Le-Chatel), the Bull Sequana supercomputer has an overall power of 9 petaflops and can carry out 9 million billion operations per second. It will be used for research purposes in France and Europe.
Specifications of the supercomputer:
* All of the computing nodes consist of 9 Sequana cells and are equipped with the latest generation of Intel Xeon Skylake-EP processors and Intel Xeon Phi KNL manycore processors for a total of over 124,700 cores;
* The peak computing power is in the range of 8.9 petaflops (6.86 petaflops in x86_64 technology and 2.08 petaflops in accelerator technology);
* The distributed memory capacity is in the range of 400 Tb;
* The patented direct liquid cooling technology makes it possible to cool the machine with hot water, reducing energy consumption by up to 40% in comparison to using air to cool.
* The entire solution functions under the new Bull SCS 5 environment based on the Linux Red Hat 7.x operating system. The solution also includes a cluster of Lustre multi-level storage capable of releasing a minimum output of 300 Gb/s (500 Gb/s over time) for a minimum required data storage of 5 Pio….Read More : http://www.varindia.com/news/atos-helps-genci-to-acquire-a-powerful-supercomputer
Atos, EMC Corporation and VMware have announced a strategic alliance for open cloud computing. Additionally, Atos plans to create a new company, Canopy, providing a wide range of cloud solutions and services designed to speed the delivery and help customers quickly take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing. Based on best-of-breed technology from global cloud computing industry leaders EMC and VMware, the new offerings will include an open cloud platform that enables customers to easily and flexibly choose, access and deploy cloud-based services for their enterprise IT needs.
Thierry Breton, Chairman & CEO, Atos said, “Today’s enterprises and governments face in parallel massive pressures on IT costs, growing user expectations for agility, user-friendliness, and innovation. Cloud Computing is radically changing the world of IT by meeting these needs. The launch of Canopy and its unique set of enterprise-grade services will ensure that Atos is well positioned to play a leading role in this new and growing market. The value of today’s strategic alliance is very promising for our customers as Canopy has been designed to leverage the capabilities of Atos, EMC and VMware technologies so as to offer our clients the best one-stop-shop cloud services. Canopy will in particular closely work with its private and public sector customers to guarantee that its cloud solutions and operations will provide the highest level of integrity, reliability and security.”
Joe Tucci, Chairman & CEO, EMC said, “Cloud computing is altering forever the way in which IT is designed and consumed across data centers, applications and end user access points. EMC looks forward to working even more closely with Atos, accelerating this shared vision and making the benefits of cloud computing a reality for enterprise customers in key targeted industries.”
Paul Maritz, CEO, VMware said, “Cloud computing represents a significant shift in how customers consume and manage IT resources, but they are asking for the benefits of the cloud on their terms, with the ability for managed services to be delivered on or off premise. We’re pleased to be working with Atos and EMC to deliver cloud solutions in this fashion – simplifying and automating IT services to help customers not only reduce costs, but also transform IT into a strategic asset that yields business and competitive value. ”
The strategic alliance will leverage the common channels of Atos and EMC to bring to the market this portfolio of end-to-end cloud services.
Atos and SAP AG have announced that Atos will rely on the SAP Business Objects Sustainability Performance Management application to help achieve its sustainability goals. The solution will help Atos gather data from across the company regarding its sustainability performance, providing insight into how well the company is faring against those goals. Atos also offers services for sustainability solutions from SAP to customers worldwide.
As part of Atos’ commitment to a future where businesses demonstrate responsibility toward society and the environment, the company has also developed a services practice focused on sustainability. A global partner of SAP, Atos offers a quick-start solution for SAP Business Objects Sustainability Performance Management, helping customers better manage their own sustainability programs with improved visibility, tracking and reporting against objectives. Atos also offers SAP solutions to help companies assess and mitigate their carbon impact and reduce environmental, health and safety risks.
Philippe Mareine, EVP General Secretary, In charge of Corporate and Social Responsibility, Atos said, “We believe that IT is a key engine for sustainable growth and progress for companies, organizations and society at large, and strive to become a ‘Firm of the Future. That’s why our partnership with SAP is so significant. Our shared vision to improve the sustainability of both our internal operations and those of our customers is perfectly matched. With SAP solutions, we can proactively monitor and manage the group’s key environmental and social indicators across our sites worldwide, so we can accelerate our strategic commitments to green operations and employees’ well-being at work.”