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

Paris and London, 4 August 2020 Atos, a world chief in electronic transformation, has signed

Paris and London, 4 August 2020

Atos, a world chief in electronic transformation, has signed a 4-year agreement worthy of £5 million with the University of Oxford to deliver a new, point out of the artwork, deep understanding supercomputer created on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will enable United kingdom lecturers and industry to drive forward scientific discoveries and innovation in device understanding and artificial intelligence, as portion of the JADE2 task.

The greatest AI-focused supercomputer in the United kingdom with around five hundred NVIDIA GPUs, this significant-functionality procedure is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Investigation Council (EPSRC), and aims to construct on the results of the latest JADE1 (Joint Academic Information Science Endeavour) facility – a national resource giving state-of-the-art GPU computing facilities to globe-primary AI and device understanding specialists from a consortium of eight United kingdom universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is created on NVIDIA DGX systems, and makes use of the DDN A3I storage option. It will much more than triple the potential of the first JADE device and present amplified computing capabilities to a wider consortium of around 20 universities and the Turing Institute, encouraging to meet up with the degree of desire for AI-focused facilities made as a result of the results of the JADE resource.

Professor Wes Armour at the University of Oxford said: “The profitable shipping of JADE has made much more desire amid United kingdom scientists and industry for potent computing facilities which can accommodate significant end, facts intense AI workloads. Setting up on the results of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by noticeably increasing the JADE consortium’s computing potential, the new Deep Discovering supercomputer equipped by Atos will allow us to meet up with this desire and support a lot of institutions to make some likely ground-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s position as the de facto national computing facility for academic AI study.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre mentioned: “We are delighted that the shipping and hosting of this chopping-edge JADE-two components and the resultant increase in capacity will support the enhancement and expansion of study computing abilities throughout industry and academia. This aligns immediately with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to continue on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford University which builds on the former results of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are proud to be performing with the University of Oxford on the shipping of JADE2, which will present scientists and industry with much more computing energy to enable new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in device understanding and AI. We consider this significant-functionality procedure, coupled with our abilities, will support the United kingdom to deal with vital AI and device understanding challenges, whilst supporting the UK’s ambition to be a globe-chief in these regions.”

The DGX SuperPOD procedure will comprise a cluster of sixty three DGX nodes, having 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Main GPUs in overall, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all staying fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, creating it the greatest these procedure in the United kingdom.

The procedure is to be hosted at the STFC Hartree Centre in Daresbury, close to Warrington, United kingdom.

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



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Atos is a world chief in electronic transformation with 110,000 personnel in seventy three countries and annual revenue of € twelve billion. European variety 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Higher-Efficiency Computing, the Group offers end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Information, Enterprise Apps and Digital Place of work remedies. The Group is the All over the world Details Technology Companion for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates beneath the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

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