The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) will increase its ability to investigate meteorological, geophysical and marine conditions in Portugal through a new contract with Atos for an HPC solution. the The system will increase the institute’s computational capacity, focusing on the ocean-atmosphere modeling systemwith very high spatial and temporal resolution.
In the AdvertisingAtos says that the The new system will cost €1 million and will replace the Institute’s current HPC solution, which is responsible for powering numerical weather forecasting models, which has been installed since 2014.. According to the IPMA, the new HPC will help improve its services to the general population, but also to organizations that need meteorological and marine reports.
The Institute hopes to be Faster access to forecast information, but also more accurate, in a wide geographical range. The area covers mainland Portugal, the adjacent Atlantic space, and the Madeira archipelago. Madeira and the Azores also have improved accuracy.
Octavio Oliveira, Country Director for Portugal, said that the new supercomputing system uses the latest technology, being a reliable and high-performance tool, which helps advance science and technology. the The company states that the new system will have 30 computer nodes, with a total of 3,840 cores, based on Bull Sequana X430 A5 servers.
This is complemented by 100TB of storage, backup, login and management services through the Bull Smart Management Center. It will also contain redundant Bull Sequana X440 A5 servers. Interconnection will be performed based on Infiniband and Ethernet installed in HPC racks located in a secure and controlled IPMA environment.
To remember that file Atos currently has the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world, Leonardo. This has a processing capacity of over 249 petaflops. This is based on the BullSequana XH2000 architecture It consists of two computing units, with a total of 3,500 Intel Xeon processors and 14,000 Nvidia A100 GPUs. In the future, the supercomputer will also have quantum processors.
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