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

Paris and London, 4 August 2020

Atos, a international leader in digital transformation, has signed a four-calendar year agreement really worth £5 million with the College of Oxford to deliver a new, point out of the artwork, deep discovering supercomputer constructed on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will enable United kingdom teachers and market to drive forward scientific discoveries and innovation in equipment discovering and synthetic intelligence, as part of the JADE2 task.

The largest AI-focused supercomputer in the United kingdom with around 500 NVIDIA GPUs, this substantial-efficiency system is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and aims to construct on the achievements of the present-day JADEone (Joint Academic Knowledge Science Endeavour) facility – a nationwide useful resource providing state-of-the-art GPU computing services to environment-leading AI and equipment discovering gurus from a consortium of eight United kingdom universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is constructed on NVIDIA DGX systems, and works by using the DDN AthreeI storage option. It will far more than triple the capability of the unique JADE equipment and supply elevated computing capabilities to a wider consortium of around 20 universities and the Turing Institute, serving to to meet up with the stage of demand for AI-focused services created as a outcome of the achievements of the JADE useful resource.

Professor Wes Armour at the College of Oxford said: “The effective shipping of JADE has created far more demand amongst United kingdom scientists and market for potent computing services which can accommodate substantial stop, facts intensive AI workloads. Constructing on the achievements of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by noticeably expanding the JADE consortium’s computing capability, the new Deep Mastering supercomputer equipped by Atos will allow us to meet up with this demand and support several institutions to make some possibly floor-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s position as the de facto nationwide computing facility for academic AI research.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre stated: “We are pleased that the shipping and web hosting of this chopping-edge JADE-2 components and the resultant raise in capacity will assistance the progress and enlargement of research computing competencies across market and academia. This aligns specifically with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to carry on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford College which builds on the prior achievements of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are very pleased to be working with the College of Oxford on the shipping of JADE2, which will supply scientists and market with far more computing electrical power to enable new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in equipment discovering and AI. We imagine this substantial-efficiency system, coupled with our expertise, will support the United kingdom to deal with essential AI and equipment discovering troubles, even though supporting the UK’s ambition to be a environment-leader in these spots.”

The DGX SuperPOD system will comprise a cluster of 63 DGX nodes, acquiring 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in whole, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all being fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, producing it the largest this kind of system in the United kingdom.

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

one JADE – Joint Academic Knowledge science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the College of Oxford, with assistance from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the nationwide GPU system supporting multidisciplinary science with a aim on equipment discovering and molecular dynamics.



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Atos is a international leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 employees in 73 countries and annual profits of € twelve billion. European selection just one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Significant-Efficiency Computing, the Team presents stop-to-stop Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Knowledge, Enterprise Purposes and Digital Place of work alternatives. The Team is the Throughout the world Information Technologies Spouse for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates under the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

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