Atos receives honours at HPCwire Awards for supercomputer

Member News | 14.11.2017

Atos receives honours at HPCwire Awards for supercomputer


Atos has been recognized for its BullSequana supercomputer in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17), in Denver, US. Atos was awarded with the ‘Editors' Choice: Top 5 New Products or Technologies to Watch’ for its BullSequana X1310 with ARM processors.

Project Mont-Blanc, a European funded R&D project coordinated by Atos, and which directly contributed to the design of the BullSequana X1310, was also recognized with the ‘Editors’ Choice - Best HPC Collaboration (Academia/Government/Industry)’ for Mont-Blanc, European R&D projects investigating a new type of energy-efficient computer architecture for HPC, leveraging ARM processor.

The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.

“We are very proud that the HPCwire awards recognize Atos pioneering work since 2011 to find energy efficient alternative processors for High Performance Computing. Together with the Mont-Blanc partners, we’ve demonstrated the viability of using ARM technology for HPC. ARM-based supercomputing is now within reach, it is the beginning of a new era and Atos is committed to drive further progress in this direction.” said Agnès Boudot, Group VP, Head of HPC at Atos.

"From innovative industry leaders to the end consumer, the HPCwire readership reaches and engages every aspect of the high performance computing community," said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. "There is undeniable community support signified in receiving this award. Not only from the entire HPC space, but also the amplitude of industries it serves. We proudly recognize these efforts and achievements and gladly allow the voices of our readers to be heard. Our sincere congratulations to all of the winners.”

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