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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 international leader in electronic transformation, has signed a four-12 months deal really worth £5 million with the College of Oxford to produce a new, condition of the art, deep finding out supercomputer built on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will enable British isles lecturers and industry to push forward scientific discoveries and innovation in machine finding out and synthetic intelligence, as part of the JADE2 task.

The major AI-concentrated supercomputer in the British isles with above 500 NVIDIA GPUs, this high-effectiveness technique is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Exploration Council (EPSRC), and aims to build on the accomplishment of the latest JADE1 (Joint Tutorial Info Science Endeavour) facility – a countrywide source supplying innovative GPU computing amenities to environment-foremost AI and machine finding out specialists from a consortium of eight British isles universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is built on NVIDIA DGX methods, and makes use of the DDN AthreeI storage resolution. It will much more than triple the capacity of the original JADE machine and provide enhanced computing abilities to a broader consortium of above twenty universities and the Turing Institute, assisting to meet up with the amount of demand from customers for AI-concentrated amenities developed as a end result of the accomplishment of the JADE source.

Professor Wes Armour at the College of Oxford said: “The profitable shipping and delivery of JADE has developed much more demand from customers amid British isles scientists and industry for impressive computing amenities which can accommodate high conclude, data intense AI workloads. Constructing on the accomplishment of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by significantly expanding the JADE consortium’s computing capacity, the new Deep Studying supercomputer supplied by Atos will enable us to meet up with this demand from customers and assistance quite a few institutions to make some most likely ground-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s standing as the de facto countrywide computing facility for academic AI exploration.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre said: “We are happy that the shipping and delivery and internet hosting of this chopping-edge JADE-two components and the resultant maximize in ability will guidance the enhancement and growth of exploration computing skills throughout industry and academia. This aligns right with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to go on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford College which builds on the earlier accomplishment of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are happy to be working with the College of Oxford on the shipping and delivery of JADE2, which will provide scientists and industry with much more computing power to enable new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in machine finding out and AI. We feel this high-effectiveness technique, coupled with our abilities, will assistance the British isles to handle important AI and machine finding out issues, even though supporting the UK’s ambition to be a environment-leader in these places.”

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

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

1 JADE – Joint Tutorial Info science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the College of Oxford, with guidance from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the countrywide GPU technique supporting multidisciplinary science with a emphasis on machine finding out and molecular dynamics.



About Atos

Atos is a international leader in electronic transformation with a hundred and ten,000 employees in 73 nations around the world and yearly profits of € 12 billion. European selection one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Significant-General performance Computing, the Group offers conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Info, Business enterprise Purposes and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Throughout the world Information Engineering Companion for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates less than the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The reason of Atos is to assistance style and design the foreseeable future of the information and facts room. Its abilities and companies guidance the enhancement of know-how, training and exploration in a multicultural solution and lead to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Group enables its consumers and employees, and customers of societies at massive to dwell, perform and build sustainably, in a harmless and protected information and facts room.

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