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

Paris and London, 4 August 2020

Atos, a international chief in digital transformation, has signed a 4-year deal worthy of £5 million with the College of Oxford to deliver a new, state of the artwork, deep mastering supercomputer crafted on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will empower British isles academics and industry to drive forward scientific discoveries and innovation in device mastering and artificial intelligence, as section of the JADE2 venture.

The major AI-focused supercomputer in the British isles with above five hundred NVIDIA GPUs, this large-general performance technique is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Investigate Council (EPSRC), and aims to build on the accomplishment of the present-day JADEone (Joint Educational Knowledge Science Endeavour) facility – a national useful resource offering superior GPU computing amenities to world-major AI and device mastering industry experts from a consortium of 8 British isles universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is crafted on NVIDIA DGX techniques, and works by using the DDN AthreeI storage option. It will far more than triple the potential of the primary JADE device and offer enhanced computing capabilities to a wider consortium of above 20 universities and the Turing Institute, serving to to meet up with the amount of need for AI-focused amenities developed as a consequence of the accomplishment of the JADE useful resource.

Professor Wes Armour at the College of Oxford said: “The effective shipping and delivery of JADE has developed far more need between British isles researchers and industry for highly effective computing amenities which can accommodate large conclude, details intense AI workloads. Making on the accomplishment of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by significantly expanding the JADE consortium’s computing potential, the new Deep Finding out supercomputer equipped by Atos will permit us to meet up with this need and assistance quite a few institutions to make some potentially floor-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s position as the de facto national computing facility for educational AI investigation.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre explained: “We are pleased that the shipping and delivery and web hosting of this reducing-edge JADE-two components and the resultant improve in ability will guidance the progress and enlargement of investigation computing abilities across industry and academia. This aligns right with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to carry on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford College which builds upon the earlier accomplishment of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are proud to be doing work with the College of Oxford on the shipping and delivery of JADE2, which will offer researchers and industry with far more computing electric power to empower new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in device mastering and AI. We feel this large-general performance technique, coupled with our experience, will assistance the British isles to deal with key AI and device mastering troubles, although supporting the UK’s ambition to be a world-chief in these regions.”

The DGX SuperPOD technique will comprise a cluster of sixty three DGX nodes, acquiring 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in complete, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all getting fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, creating it the major this kind of technique in the British isles.

The technique is to be hosted at the STFC Hartree Centre in Daresbury, in the vicinity of Warrington, British isles.

one JADE – Joint Educational Knowledge science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the College of Oxford, with guidance from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the national GPU technique supporting multidisciplinary science with a target on device mastering and molecular dynamics.



About Atos

Atos is a international chief in digital transformation with 110,000 workforce in seventy three nations around the world and once-a-year earnings of € twelve billion. European selection one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Team delivers conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Knowledge, Small business Applications and Electronic Office solutions. The Team is the Throughout the world Facts Engineering Husband or wife for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates less than the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The goal of Atos is to assistance style the foreseeable future of the information and facts area. Its experience and products and services guidance the progress of know-how, training and investigation in a multicultural tactic and add to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Team allows its customers and workforce, and members of societies at large to are living, get the job done and produce sustainably, in a secure and safe information and facts area.

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