Atos, NVIDIA Launch New AI Lab


Atos has joined hands with NVIDIA to announce the Excellence AI Lab (EXAIL), which brings together scientists and researchers to help advance European computing technologies, education and research. The lab’s first research projects will focus on five key areas enabled by advances in high performance computing and AI: climate research, healthcare and genomics, hybridization with quantum computing, edge AI/computer vision and cybersecurity.

Atos will develop an exascale-class BullSequana X supercomputer with NVIDIA’s Arm-based Grace CPU, NVIDIA’s next-generation GPU, Atos BXI Exascale Interconnect and NVIDIA Quantum-2 InfiniBand networking platform.

In an effort to more accurately predict climate change, researchers from Atos and NVIDIA will run new AI and deep learning models on Europe’s fastest supercomputer at the Jülich Supercomputing Center. Such giant-scale models can be used to predict the evolution of extreme weather events and their changing behavior due to global warming, and they will benefit greatly from exascale-class computing.

The JUWELS Booster system, based on Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 platform, with nearly 2.5 exaflops of AI and 3,744 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking, will help provide deeper understanding of climate change and more accurate long-term predictions of events, such as hurricanes, extreme precipitation, and heat and cold waves.