We needed modern, resilient, high-performing servers to form the foundation of the new Center of Excellence and Fujitsu has delivered beyond our expectations.

Prof. Emanouil Atanassov, Head of Department of High Performance Computer Systems, Networks and Algorithms IICT
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Institute of Information and Communication Technologies

Building next-gen HPC with NVIDIA


The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) conducts research, training and solves problems related to the development of Bulgarian society and state. It has a consistent policy to encourage science and innovation as a condition for economic progress in the country, and is an active participant in the European Research Area.


In preparation for the creation of an HPC Center of Excellence, the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (IICT) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences wanted to build a robust, high-performing, distributed server platform with in-built GPU acceleration.


It collaborated with local certified partner Kontrax and Fujitsu to deploy 40 Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2540 servers with NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 32GB GPUs. The new system supports a range of processor-intensive projects such as neural network planning, advanced natural language processing and molecular dynamics in drug research.


  • Processing speed has increased tenfold, making research more productive
  • Advanced NVIDIA Tesla V100 accelerates AI, HPC, data science and graphics
  • Fujitsu servers provide a 24/7 continuous operation with no unplanned downtimes
  • Best-in-class energy efficiency, redundant and hot-plug system design

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