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CEA’s Pick of ThunderX2-based Atos System Boosts Arm

November 8, 2018

“Europe’s bet on Arm took another step forward today with selection of an Atos BullSequana X1310 system by CEA’s (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) Military Applications Division (CEA/DAM). The new system, which Atos characterizes as the “first Arm-based productized supercomputer,” will use Marvell’s ThunderX2 64-bit processors.

The system was developed by Atos as part of the Mont-Blanc 3 project, funded by the European Commission. Mont-Blanc 3 is assessing the potential of Arm-based clusters to address exascale HPC needs, developing the corresponding software ecosystem, and will issue recommendations for a European exascale ARM-based system. CEA/DAM will use the new machine, at least initially, as an Arm validation platform.”

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