Atos To Supply Supercomputers For National Supercomputing Mission

French technology firm Atos has signed a contract with C-DAC to supply supercomputers to India’s National Supercomputing Mission. In this 3-year contract with C-DAC, an organization within the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Atos will supply its BullSequana supercomputers.

This contract is part of the Government of India’s National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), a 7-year plan of Rs 4500 crores that aims to create a network of over 70 high-performance supercomputing facilities for various academic and research institutions across India.

Under this project Atos will deploy its BullSequana supercomputers, with a cumulative computing power of more than 10 petaflops. These supercomputers, including the recently announced BullSequana XH2000 will be installed in various academic and research institutions, the company said in a statement.

“We are honoured to be given this opportunity by the Indian Authorities to be part of the NSM initiative and to become the technology partner of C-DAC for HPC-related platforms. We’re proud to be supporting India as one of the major markets with its strong growth expectations. The choice of the Indian government is testament to our experience and expertise in high-performance supercomputing and I am delighted that our BullSequana, with its unique Direct Liquid Cooling platform, will be enabling Indian academic and research institutions to accelerate their research” said Pierre Barnabé, Chief Operating Officer, Big Data & Security at Atos.

“We would like to thank the Hon’ble Minister MEIT, Secretary MEIT and the Director General of C-DAC Dr. Hemant Darbari for giving this opportunity to participate in such a prestigious program. We are very excited and looking forward to this unique technology partnership with C-DAC. Besides delivery of the Make in India Supercomputers, the partnership will bring to bear cooperation in many emerging areas, including exascale computing, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.” said Arvind Bajaj, Vice President and Head Big Data & Security at Atos in India.

The delivery of Atos supercomputers for the National Supercomputing Mission is expected to start early 2019.

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