Atos will deploy its BullSequana supercomputers, including the recently announced BullSequana XH2000, in various Indian academic and research institutions
India’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and French IT services firm Atos have signed a contract for the designing, manufacture and installation of Atos’ BullSequana high-performance supercomputers in the country.
Worth Rs 4,500 crore, the three-year contract is part of India’s NSM (National Supercomputing Mission). It was signed in the presence of French Minister for External Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT India, in New Delhi on Saturday.
Under this project, Atos will deploy its BullSequana supercomputers, including the recently announced BullSequana XH2000, in various academic and research institutions in India. The agreement is aimed at creating a network of over 70 high-performance supercomputing facilities for various academic and research institutions across the country.
It is expected that the delivery of BullSequana supercomputers will start early next year.
Atos as technology partner of C-DAC
“We’re delighted to officially become today the technology partner of C-DAC for HPC-related platforms and to participate in India’s prestigious NSM (National Supercomputing Mission) program,” said Pierre Barnabé, Chief Operating Officer, Big Data & Security at Atos.
“We are honoured that our BullSequana supercomputers will be empowering Indian academic and R&D institutions across the country to accelerate their research and at the same time support India’s ambition to be a leader in HPC,” Pierre added.
According to Dr. Herman Darbari, Director General, C-DAC, this new agreement illustrates the strategic relationship and partnership between France and India. He hopes that it will enable India to leapfrog to the league of world-class supercomputing power nations.
Considered to be a European leader in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, Atos provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions through its Digital Transformation Factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline.
The Group operates in 73 countries under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. It has an estimated 120,000 employees and an annual revenue of € 13 billion.