C-DAC to import Atos-Bull supercomputers for distribution to Indian academia

24th October 2016
C-DAC to import  Atos-Bull supercomputers  for distribution to  Indian academia

Paris, November 23, 2018: France headquartered  global leader in cloud and high performance computing  – Atos  --  has entered into a 3-year contract  with  the C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), to supply its  BullSequana X H2000  supercomputers for  various  academic and research institutions in India.
These machines are  direct  liquid cooled    platforms  with a  cumulative computing power of more than 10 petaflops. 
The partnership with C-DAC  who are presumably the nodal agency to procure and distribute these systems is being undertaken as part of  the  NSM (National Supercomputing Mission), a 7-year  - Rs  4500 crores (~ $ 650 million )  mission of the Government of India to create a network of over 70 high-performance supercomputing facilities for various academic and research institutions across India.

Says Pierre Barnabé, Chief Operating Officer, Big Data & Security at Atos: “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. "

Arvind Bajaj, Vice President and Head Big Data & Security at Atos in India clarified:  "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”