Atos powers the automotive industry’s digital manufacturing processes through high-performance computing with AVL List.

Paris, France – 12 January 2023 – Atos announces today that it has been selected by Austria’s AVL List GmbH to deliver a new high-performance computing cluster based on BullSequana XH2000 servers with five years of maintenance. As a global supplier of mobility technologies for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, AVL List GmbH will use the Atos supercomputer to run more complex and powerful simulations while optimizing energy consumption.

As a global supplier to the automotive industry, AVL offers its customers highly sophisticated computer simulations for the design, development and testing of powertrains, parts, transmissions and large engines. At each stage, the processes are represented digitally and require high and reliable computing performance and large memory capacity. The cluster is used for a wide range of applications, from finite element analysis (FEA) for structural optimization and crash simulations to fluid mechanics simulations of combustion processes and battery cooling. Commercial software packages from well-known manufacturers as well as AVL-List’s own FIRE Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software suite are used for this work.

A new computer network implemented by Atos has more than doubled computing performance for engineering, resulting in more than half the processing times of computing tasks on client projects. In addition, it is possible to offer a greater variety of computing results without accessing external computing resources such as cloud instances. This results in quick and efficient adaptation of engineering workflows for new tasks.

With this cluster, AVL also benefits from an energy-saving system including Atos’ Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC) system. This technology prevents overheating and consumes less electricity than conventional cooling systems, while ensuring close to silent and particularly stable operation.

AVL’s passion is innovation, and the Atos supercomputer meets that demand in terms of performance and energy efficiency. DLC (Direct Liquid cooling) XH2000 cluster with minimal power requirements and better ecological footprint. 95% of the waste heat is not released into the environment, but is reused through the cooling water cycle. “, he explained Gunter bucklesdirector generaletc computer systems, AVL list GmbH.

Stephen Caro, Director of Advanced Computing, Central EuropeAtosadded: ” The supercomputers is one of the key technologies of our time and has become indispensable in science, medical research, weather forecasting, but also in industry, especially in the development of digital products. With HPC, industry players can accelerate the construction of digital prototypes – WHO it can be tested quickly and as often as you like in many variants – and thus, the flexibility and power of innovation is achieved. We are pleased to help AVL simulate and test vehicle technologies for safer mobility. »


About Atos

Atos is an international leader in digital transformation with 112,000 employees and annual revenues of approximately €11 billion. Europe’s number one in cloud, cyber security and supercomputing, the Group provides integrated solutions for all sectors in 71 countries. As a pioneer in decarbonisation services and products, Atos is committed to providing its customers with secure and decarbonised digital solutions. Atos is a SE (European Company) listed on Euronext Paris.

The main goal of Atos is to help shape the information space. With its skills and services, the Group supports the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contributes to the development of scientific and technological excellence. All over the world, Atos enables its customers and employees, most people in general, to live, work and thrive in a sustainable and full confidence in the information space.

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