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

Paris and London, four August 2020

Atos, a worldwide leader in digital transformation, has signed a four-year agreement well worth £5 million with the College of Oxford to produce a new, condition of the art, deep learning supercomputer constructed on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will permit Uk academics and marketplace to drive forward scientific discoveries and innovation in equipment learning and synthetic intelligence, as aspect of the JADE2 job.

The major AI-centered supercomputer in the Uk with in excess of five hundred NVIDIA GPUs, this superior-overall performance program is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Investigate Council (EPSRC), and aims to develop on the good results of the present JADE1 (Joint Educational Facts Science Endeavour) facility – a national source delivering sophisticated GPU computing services to environment-foremost AI and equipment learning specialists from a consortium of 8 Uk universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is constructed on NVIDIA DGX systems, and uses the DDN AthreeI storage solution. It will far more than triple the capability of the primary JADE equipment and supply increased computing abilities to a broader consortium of in excess of 20 universities and the Turing Institute, supporting to meet up with the stage of demand from customers for AI-centered services designed as a consequence of the good results of the JADE source.

Professor Wes Armour at the College of Oxford said: “The successful supply of JADE has designed far more demand from customers among Uk scientists and marketplace for highly effective computing services which can accommodate superior close, details intensive AI workloads. Building on the good results of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by noticeably expanding the JADE consortium’s computing capability, the new Deep Understanding supercomputer equipped by Atos will let us to meet up with this demand from customers and help lots of establishments to make some probably ground-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s standing as the de facto national computing facility for educational AI study.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre claimed: “We are delighted that the supply and hosting of this chopping-edge JADE-two components and the resultant enhance in capacity will aid the improvement and enlargement of study computing techniques across marketplace and academia. This aligns immediately with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to keep on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford College which builds on the earlier good results of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are happy to be functioning with the College of Oxford on the supply of JADE2, which will supply scientists and marketplace with far more computing electrical power to permit new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in equipment learning and AI. We consider this superior-overall performance program, coupled with our experience, will help the Uk to deal with important AI and equipment learning problems, while supporting the UK’s ambition to be a environment-leader in these locations.”

The DGX SuperPOD program will comprise a cluster of sixty three DGX nodes, owning 504 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs in total, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all getting fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, generating it the major this kind of program in the Uk.

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

1 JADE – Joint Educational Facts science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the College of Oxford, with aid from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the national GPU program supporting multidisciplinary science with a focus on equipment learning and molecular dynamics.

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About Atos

Atos is a worldwide leader in digital transformation with a hundred and ten,000 employees in 73 international locations and yearly profits of € twelve billion. European range one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Efficiency Computing, the Team offers close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Large Facts, Small business Programs and Electronic Workplace options. The Team is the All over the world Information Technology Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates beneath the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design and style the foreseeable future of the information place. Its experience and companies aid the improvement of know-how, training and study in a multicultural technique and lead to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Team allows its consumers and employees, and customers of societies at significant to reside, get the job done and build sustainably, in a safe and safe information place.

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