Atos chosen for huge Spanish project

Atos, an international IT services company, together with Fujitsu Spain as the infrastructure provider partner, has been awarded the contract for the supply, installation and operation of the new high-specification supercomputer, Teide-HPC, on the island of Tenerife.

The high-performance computer has been ordered by the Institute for Technology and Renewable Energy (ITER) – an organisation that reports to the Inter-island Council of Tenerife – as part of the INNPLANTA programme leaded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

The Teide-HPC will be the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain, with 2,200 processors, 17,600 cores and a peak Rmax performance of 350 teraflops.

The new high-specification computing infrastructure seeks to make its capabilities available to projects in the business, education and scientific communities.

It is anticipated that the Teide-HPC will be amongst the top 100 most powerful computers in the world, and one of the objectives is to place it in the Top500 ranking, as well as the Spanish and European supercomputing networks.

Iván Lozano, executive vice-president of Atos Iberia, said: 'Our proposal for building and operating the Teide-HPC supercomputer involves becoming a technology partner of the Inter-island Council of Tenerife and the Tenerife and Canary Island societies, rather than being a simple services provider.

'Along with Fujitsu as the infrastructure provider partner, we are determined that the Teide-HPC shall set out the path to follow as the model for installing and operating this kind of infrastructure. We are extremely happy to have won this important contract, which represents a huge step for Atos in our growth strategy in Spain and in supporting research activities.'

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