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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 global leader in electronic transformation, has signed a 4-12 months deal truly worth £5 million with the University of Oxford to provide a new, state of the artwork, deep understanding supercomputer developed on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will empower United kingdom lecturers and sector to drive ahead scientific discoveries and innovation in equipment understanding and synthetic intelligence, as aspect of the JADE2 task.

The greatest AI-concentrated supercomputer in the United kingdom with around five hundred NVIDIA GPUs, this substantial-functionality process is funded by the Engineering and Bodily Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and aims to make on the good results of the present-day JADEone (Joint Academic Data Science Endeavour) facility – a countrywide source furnishing highly developed GPU computing facilities to world-foremost AI and equipment understanding professionals from a consortium of eight United kingdom universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is developed on NVIDIA DGX devices, and makes use of the DDN AthreeI storage solution. It will a lot more than triple the potential of the original JADE equipment and offer greater computing capabilities to a wider consortium of around twenty universities and the Turing Institute, helping to satisfy the degree of demand from customers for AI-concentrated facilities designed as a outcome of the good results of the JADE source.

Professor Wes Armour at the University of Oxford said: “The prosperous delivery of JADE has designed a lot more demand from customers amid United kingdom scientists and sector for potent computing facilities which can accommodate substantial close, facts intense AI workloads. Creating on the good results of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by appreciably growing the JADE consortium’s computing potential, the new Deep Discovering supercomputer supplied by Atos will make it possible for us to satisfy this demand from customers and support several establishments to make some likely floor-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s position as the de facto countrywide computing facility for educational AI study.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre stated: “We are pleased that the delivery and web hosting of this cutting-edge JADE-two hardware and the resultant raise in capability will guidance the enhancement and enlargement of study computing expertise across sector and academia. This aligns instantly with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to go on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford University which builds on the preceding good results of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are happy to be doing the job with the University of Oxford on the delivery of JADE2, which will offer scientists and sector with a lot more computing ability to empower new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in equipment understanding and AI. We believe this substantial-functionality process, coupled with our knowledge, will support the United kingdom to tackle critical AI and equipment understanding issues, though supporting the UK’s ambition to be a world-leader in these spots.”

The DGX SuperPOD process will comprise a cluster of 63 DGX nodes, owning 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Main GPUs in complete, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all getting fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, generating it the greatest these process in the United kingdom.

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

one 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 countrywide GPU process supporting multidisciplinary science with a target on equipment understanding and molecular dynamics.



About Atos

Atos is a global leader in electronic transformation with a hundred and ten,000 employees in 73 countries and once-a-year revenue of € 12 billion. European selection 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Significant-Performance Computing, the Group presents close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Data, Business enterprise Purposes and Electronic Place of work solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Facts Know-how Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates less than the makes Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to support design and style the long run of the facts place. Its knowledge and products and services guidance the enhancement of awareness, training and study in a multicultural tactic and contribute to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and associates of societies at large to reside, function and establish sustainably, in a risk-free and secure facts place.

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