The supercomputer, with a process performance of 1,3 petaflop/s, offers 5 times more computing and processing power than earlier supercomputers at a similar energy consumption rate.

European IT services corporation, Atos has recently announced that its BullSequana X1000 supercomputer is now operational at the Calcul en Midi-Pyrénées (CALMIP), one of France’s largest multi-scale inter-university supercomputing center.

Deemed Olympe, the supercomputer will be utilized over the period 2018-2022 as part of the CADAMIP project to enable the university community to advance over 200 projects in the sectors of fluid mechanics, materials, universe sciences and chemistry.

For the record, the BullSequana has already helped CALMIP achieve two if its major challenges one of which was related to the manufacturing of plastic using the first ever result in terms of calculating precision, and the other was related to the ocean circulation in the Mediterranean Basin.

As per reports, the supercomputer has a peak processing performance of 1,3 petaflop/s (1,3 million billion operations/sec), bringing 5 times more processing and computing power than earlier supercomputers, for the same energy consumption.

Installed at the Espace Clément Ader, Toulouse Aérospace Innovation Campus, the new supercomputer will ensure that Toulouse continues to be one of the leading university computing centers in France, claim sources.

According to a press release, Agnès Boudot, Senior VP, HPC & Quantum, Atos, said that the company is proud to provide CALMIP with its supercomputer designed with the latest technologies that offer a reliable, high-performance tool to support scientists and researchers in their research and innovation projects.

Jean-Luc Estivalèzes, Director, CALMIP, said that the new Olympe machine, over the next 4 years, would allow their traditional HPC users to be more ambitious in the complexity of their current research. Estivalèzes added that it will also broaden the path towards new technologies such as deep learning, life sciences and artificial intelligence, thanks to its latest generation of accelerator cards.