“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.”