Atos partners with University of Oxford on largest AI supercomputer in the UK

Joseph B. Hash

Paris and London, 4 August 2020 Atos, a world wide leader in electronic transformation, has signed a 4-calendar year agreement truly worth £5 million with the University of Oxford to deliver a new, state of the art, deep understanding supercomputer created on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will allow […]

Paris and London, 4 August 2020

Atos, a world wide leader in electronic transformation, has signed a 4-calendar year agreement truly worth £5 million with the University of Oxford to deliver a new, state of the art, deep understanding supercomputer created on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will allow Uk teachers and market to travel ahead scientific discoveries and innovation in machine understanding and synthetic intelligence, as portion of the JADE2 challenge.

The premier AI-targeted supercomputer in the Uk with above 500 NVIDIA GPUs, this large-general performance program is funded by the Engineering and Actual physical Sciences Exploration Council (EPSRC), and aims to create on the accomplishment of the present-day JADE1 (Joint Academic Data Science Endeavour) facility – a national source supplying sophisticated GPU computing facilities to earth-primary AI and machine understanding professionals from a consortium of 8 Uk universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is created on NVIDIA DGX methods, and utilizes the DDN A3I storage remedy. It will far more than triple the ability of the initial JADE machine and supply elevated computing abilities to a broader consortium of above 20 universities and the Turing Institute, assisting to satisfy the level of demand from customers for AI-targeted facilities produced as a final result of the accomplishment of the JADE source.

Professor Wes Armour at the University of Oxford said: “The productive delivery of JADE has produced far more demand from customers amid Uk researchers and market for strong computing facilities which can accommodate large stop, information intensive AI workloads. Creating on the accomplishment of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by substantially increasing the JADE consortium’s computing ability, the new Deep Learning supercomputer supplied by Atos will allow us to satisfy this demand from customers and assistance several institutions to make some most likely floor-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s status as the de facto national computing facility for educational AI investigation.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre stated: “We are delighted that the delivery and internet hosting of this slicing-edge JADE-two hardware and the resultant maximize in capacity will guidance the growth and growth of investigation computing competencies throughout market and academia. This aligns specifically with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to proceed the collaboration with Atos and Oxford University which builds on the previous accomplishment of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are happy to be working with the University of Oxford on the delivery of JADE2, which will supply researchers and market with far more computing power to allow new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in machine understanding and AI. We believe that this large-general performance program, coupled with our abilities, will assistance the Uk to address vital AI and machine understanding challenges, although supporting the UK’s ambition to be a earth-leader in these regions.”

The DGX SuperPOD program will comprise a cluster of 63 DGX nodes, possessing 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in complete, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all remaining fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, building it the premier such program in the Uk.

The program is to be hosted at the STFC Hartree Centre in Daresbury, near Warrington, Uk.

1 JADE – Joint Academic Data science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the University of Oxford, with guidance from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the national GPU program supporting multidisciplinary science with a focus on machine understanding and molecular dynamics.

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About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with a hundred and ten,000 staff members in seventy three countries and yearly income of € 12 billion. European quantity just one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Overall performance Computing, the Group offers stop-to-stop Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Massive Data, Organization Apps and Electronic Office methods. The Group is the All over the world Info Technological know-how Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates underneath the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

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