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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 digital transformation, has signed a four-calendar year deal worth £5 million with the University of Oxford to produce a new, condition of the artwork, deep understanding supercomputer constructed on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will empower Uk lecturers and marketplace to drive forward scientific discoveries and innovation in machine understanding and synthetic intelligence, as component of the JADE2 job.

The premier AI-concentrated supercomputer in the Uk with about five hundred NVIDIA GPUs, this superior-effectiveness system is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Investigate Council (EPSRC), and aims to create on the accomplishment of the recent JADEone (Joint Educational Data Science Endeavour) facility – a nationwide resource providing superior GPU computing services to entire world-top AI and machine understanding industry experts from a consortium of 8 Uk universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is constructed on NVIDIA DGX programs, and works by using the DDN AthreeI storage option. It will much more than triple the capability of the unique JADE machine and offer enhanced computing abilities to a broader consortium of about 20 universities and the Turing Institute, supporting to fulfill the level of demand for AI-concentrated services established as a end result of the accomplishment of the JADE resource.

Professor Wes Armour at the University of Oxford said: “The profitable shipping of JADE has established much more demand between Uk scientists and marketplace for highly effective computing services which can accommodate superior conclusion, details intensive AI workloads. Constructing on the accomplishment of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by noticeably increasing the JADE consortium’s computing capability, the new Deep Mastering supercomputer provided by Atos will permit us to fulfill this demand and support lots of establishments to make some most likely ground-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s position as the de facto nationwide computing facility for academic AI investigate.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre explained: “We are happy that the shipping and hosting of this reducing-edge JADE-two hardware and the resultant improve in functionality will help the improvement and enlargement of investigate computing skills across marketplace and academia. This aligns right with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to carry on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford University which builds upon the prior accomplishment of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are very pleased to be working with the University of Oxford on the shipping of JADE2, which will offer scientists and marketplace with much more computing ability to empower new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in machine understanding and AI. We imagine this superior-effectiveness system, coupled with our know-how, will support the Uk to handle crucial AI and machine understanding difficulties, when supporting the UK’s ambition to be a entire world-leader in these regions.”

The DGX SuperPOD system will comprise a cluster of 63 DGX nodes, owning 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in full, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all being fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, making it the premier this kind of system in the Uk.

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

one JADE – Joint Educational Data science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the University of Oxford, with help from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the nationwide GPU system supporting multidisciplinary science with a emphasis on machine understanding and molecular dynamics.



About Atos

Atos is a international leader in digital transformation with a hundred and ten,000 staff in 73 nations around the world and once-a-year profits of € 12 billion. European quantity a person in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Overall performance Computing, the Team delivers conclusion-to-conclusion Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Data, Business Apps and Electronic Workplace options. The Team is the Worldwide Info Technological know-how Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates below the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to support structure the potential of the facts house. Its know-how and providers help the improvement of understanding, instruction and investigate in a multicultural method and add to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Team allows its shoppers and staff, and associates of societies at huge to are living, do the job and build sustainably, in a safe and secure facts house.

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