Atos Introduces its First Supercomputer in India at IIT-BHU

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 22 February 2019, 05:00 Hrs
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Atos Introduces its First Supercomputer in India at IIT-BHU

Atos, one of the biggest leaders in digital transformation installed its first super computer in India at IIT-BHU. The IIT-BHU's first supercomputer 'Param Shiva' was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and which has also been equipped with the latest processors and accelerators on the market, to provide optimal performance and improved energy efficiency.

Pierre Barnabe, COO, Big Data & Security, Atos, comments, “We are proud that our BullSequana supercomputer is empowering researchers at the IIT-BHU to accelerate their digital simulation projects. This installation marks the start of a strategic relationship and partnership between France and India and cements our position as the leading supercomputing provider in India for HPC”.

The supercomputer is first of several that will be installed across India as part of a major 3-year agreement between C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), an organization of MeitY (Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, India) and Atos. With an aim to create a network of over 70 high –performance supercomputing facilities for various academic and research institutions across India, it was part of Government of India’s NSM (National Supercomputing Mission), a 7-year plan of INR 4500 crores.

With over 120,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 13 billion, Atos supports digital transformation of its clients across all business sectors. Being one of the best in Europe for Cloud, Cybersecurity and high-performance computing, Atos delivers end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, big data, business applications and digital workplace solutions. Atos Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and it operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Founded in 1997, Atos is also listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

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