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November 22, 2016 - Paris

The first Bull sequana with BXI by Atos and CEA enters the TOP500 most powerful supercomputers in the world

- Marks the launch of the second stage of Tera1000 project at CEA, which heralds the arrival of exascale supercomputers

Atos, an international leader in digital services, announces that the first Bull sequana equipped with BXI (Bull eXascale Interconnect) has entered the TOP500 ranking of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. A total of 20 supercomputers developed by Atos are currently ranked in the TOP500 list.

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Octobre 20, 2016 - Paris

ENS Paris-Saclay, Atos and the CEA have signed a convention for a partnership that will last at least 5 years and announce the creation of an Industrial Data Analytics & Machine Learning Chair, to be based at the ENS Paris-Saclay.

The ENS (École normale supérieure) Paris-Saclay, a prestigious public institution of higher education in France, Atos, a global leader in digital services, and the CEA (The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), a major player in research, development and innovation, have signed a convention for a partnership that will last at least 5 years and announce the creation of an Industrial Data Analytics & Machine Learning Chair, to be based at the ENS Paris-Saclay.

This Chair aims at stimulating Artificial Intelligence-enhanced industrial data analysis for business and developing disruptive technologies. The main axes offered by the program are the following: a training program of excellence at the graduate level, specific research actions blending the expertise of industrial with academic partners, cocooning of spin-off projects and start-up initiatives with high potential and based on sophisticated technological assets.

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September 20-21, 2015 - France Hotel Renaissance Trocadero, Paris

Lustre Administrators and Developers Workshop

EOFS and OpenSFS are organizing the sixth european lustre workshop, Lustre Administrator and Developer Workshop. It will take place in Paris, at Hôtel Renaissance Trocadero, during 2 days, the 20th and 21st of September, 2016.

This will be a great opportunity for LustreTM worldwide administrators and developers to gather and exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices and more.

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LAD 2016


July 12, 2106

MPC v3.1.0 is available

MPC is a framework based on a user-thread scheduler targeting hybrid parallel programming. MPC provides its own MPI and OpenMP implementations, and is tightly integrated with other important HPC components like a parallel memory allocator.

The new version of MPC has been released today, it includes major updates relatively to the privatization support. First the TLS functionalities of MPC have been extracted in a separate library called the exTLS library, available in this distribution. Second, the MPC privatizing compiler now comes with a privatization plugin allowing most C programs to be transposed to user-level threads thanks to a support of dynamic initializers. This version also has its OpenMP support greatly improved by several bugfixes. Eventually, MPC now comes with a compiler selector command, allowing you to manage in a simpler way which compiler you want to use.

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MPC v3.1.0


June 28 & 29, 2016

CEA/DAM was at TERATEC Forum


June 28 & 29, 2016, the 11th edition of TERATEC Forum welcomed more than 1200 attendees, highlighting the technological and industrial momentum of HPC and the essential role that France plays in this field. The participation and the testimony of senior industrial and ICT leaders, the diversity and the high level of the technical workshops, the representativeness of exhibitors and innovation offers displayed, were major assets for all managers concerned by simulation and high-performance computing.
CEA/DAM organized two of the Forum topical workshops:
Virtualization on high performance compute clusters with PCOCC”; “Simulation of materials in industrial environments : which prospects?”, and co-organised the “Specialized Architectures” workshop.




The Simulation Personality Award was given to Jean Gonnord, former head of the CEA/DAM digital simulation programme, who is heavily involved in the European HPC and Big Data plans.


La DIF au forum Teratec



April 2016

Summer School CEA-EDF-INRIA 2016

  • Numerical analysis, from June 22 till June 26, 2015
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Summer Schools CEA-EDF-INRIA 2016


April 2016

France to Boost Industrial Innovation with New Petascale Supercomputer

This summer, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and 13 leading French industrial companies will boost their research capabilities when they take possession of a new shared supercomputer called COBALT, designed by Bull and based on the latest Intel Xeon processor E5 2680 V4.

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April 2016

2015 Bull-Joseph Fourier Second Prize : Revolutionising the development of new materials.


2015 Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize

Receiving the 2015 Bull-Joseph Fourier Second Prize, was the team of Antoine Levitt, Head of Research at INRIA and Marc Torrent, Principal Investigator at the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission).

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4 february 2016

CCRT boosts industrial innovation with a petascale supercomputer from Bull

Following a tender bid, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, CEA, and its industrial partners at the Centre for Computing Research and Technology, CCRT, have invested in a new petaflop1 supercomputer of ~1.4 Pflops, designed by Bull, the Atos brand for technology products and software. Three times more powerful than the current computer at CCRT, it will be installed in the CEA’s Very Large Computing Centre2 in Bruyères-le-Châtel, France, mid-2016 to cover expanding industrial needs.

Press Release




15 january 2016

Performance and Scalability of Storage Systems workshop

Université de Versailles (UVSQ), Versailles, France

LThe Per3S (Performance and Scalablity of Storage Systems) workshop is focused on the  I/O and storage for the Exascale era.

Per3S is coorganized by DDN, CEA, University of Versailles, and University of Western Brittany. The first edition of the workshop was initiated through the cllaboration of DDN and CEA.

The purpose of Per3S is to present state-of-the-art research, experimental or theoretical, on HPC storage systems, either form the academic or industrial world. Per3S is paying a particular attention to performance analysis.


Information regarding this edition and practical information :


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November 2016