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

Paris and London, 4 August 2020

Atos, a worldwide chief in electronic transformation, has signed a four-calendar year contract really worth £5 million with the University of Oxford to deliver a new, point out of the art, deep learning supercomputer developed on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will enable Uk academics and market to generate ahead scientific discoveries and innovation in machine learning and synthetic intelligence, as portion of the JADE2 task.

The greatest AI-focused supercomputer in the Uk with over 500 NVIDIA GPUs, this superior-general performance technique is funded by the Engineering and Actual physical Sciences Exploration Council (EPSRC), and aims to make on the achievement of the existing JADEone (Joint Academic Info Science Endeavour) facility – a nationwide useful resource supplying sophisticated GPU computing amenities to world-major AI and machine learning specialists from a consortium of 8 Uk universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is developed on NVIDIA DGX techniques, and works by using the DDN A3I storage answer. It will a lot more than triple the capacity of the initial JADE machine and present enhanced computing capabilities to a broader consortium of over 20 universities and the Turing Institute, helping to satisfy the degree of demand for AI-focused amenities designed as a outcome of the achievement of the JADE useful resource.

Professor Wes Armour at the University of Oxford said: “The productive delivery of JADE has designed a lot more demand amongst Uk researchers and market for powerful computing amenities which can accommodate superior conclusion, data intensive AI workloads. Building on the achievement of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by significantly increasing the JADE consortium’s computing capacity, the new Deep Discovering supercomputer equipped by Atos will allow us to satisfy this demand and assist lots of institutions to make some probably floor-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s status as the de facto nationwide computing facility for academic AI analysis.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre said: “We are happy that the delivery and hosting of this slicing-edge JADE-two components and the resultant boost in functionality will guidance the development and enlargement of analysis computing abilities across market and academia. This aligns immediately with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to go on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford University which builds upon the earlier achievement of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are happy to be working with the University of Oxford on the delivery of JADE2, which will present researchers and market with a lot more computing ability to enable new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in machine learning and AI. We imagine this superior-general performance technique, coupled with our experience, will assist the Uk to tackle important AI and machine learning challenges, when supporting the UK’s ambition to be a world-chief in these regions.”

The DGX SuperPOD technique will comprise a cluster of sixty three DGX nodes, having 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in overall, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all staying fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, generating it the greatest this sort of technique in the Uk.

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

one JADE – Joint Academic Info science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the University of Oxford, with guidance from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the nationwide GPU technique supporting multidisciplinary science with a focus on machine learning and molecular dynamics.



About Atos

Atos is a worldwide chief in electronic transformation with 110,000 staff members in 73 nations and yearly revenue of € twelve billion. European range one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Effectiveness Computing, the Group supplies conclusion-to-conclusion Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Massive Info, Business Programs and Digital Office alternatives. The Group is the Globally Facts Know-how Husband or wife for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates less than the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

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