CEA is a French leading player in research, development and innovation. It has more than 20 000 staff members in the development of low carbon energies, digital transition, medicine of the future, defence and national security, clean-up and dismantling, and underlying fundamental research for all these objectives.

CEA is a major player throughout the value chain of HPC, performing R&D in various domains, such as silicon technology, processor architecture, system integration, software stacks, middleware, software environments and tools for HPC.

CEA, together with many partners in research and industry, is an advanced developer and user of numerical simulation and data analytics applications in the areas related to its missions.

CEA also owns and operates two world-class computing infrastructures (TERA and TGCC), and deploys related HPC services, for the benefit of national and European research, industry, and national defence. Industrial access to HPC has been deployed for 15 years at CEA CCRT, hosted at TGCC, through an original partnership business model and a dedicated 9 petaflop/s supercomputer.

CEA DIF centre, located in the Paris region, encompasses the operational division in charge of HPC at CEA, which operates the aforementioned computing centres and leads R&D and co-design in hardware and software technologies for HPC systems. (See http://www-hpc.cea.fr)