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

Paris and London, four August 2020 Atos, a worldwide chief in electronic transformation, has signed…

Paris and London, four August 2020

Atos, a worldwide chief in electronic transformation, has signed a 4-yr agreement value £5 million with the University of Oxford to deliver a new, condition of the art, deep discovering supercomputer constructed on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will help Uk teachers and sector to drive forward scientific discoveries and innovation in equipment discovering and artificial intelligence, as part of the JADE2 job.

The greatest AI-focused supercomputer in the Uk with about 500 NVIDIA GPUs, this higher-effectiveness technique is funded by the Engineering and Bodily Sciences Study Council (EPSRC), and aims to construct on the results of the current JADE1 (Joint Educational Details Science Endeavour) facility – a countrywide resource furnishing innovative GPU computing facilities to environment-leading AI and equipment discovering specialists from a consortium of 8 Uk universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is constructed on NVIDIA DGX devices, and uses the DDN A3I storage resolution. It will far more than triple the capability of the first JADE equipment and provide enhanced computing capabilities to a broader consortium of about 20 universities and the Turing Institute, helping to fulfill the stage of demand for AI-focused facilities made as a final result of the results of the JADE resource.

Professor Wes Armour at the University of Oxford said: “The effective supply of JADE has made far more demand amid Uk researchers and sector for highly effective computing facilities which can accommodate higher end, details intensive AI workloads. Making on the results of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by drastically expanding the JADE consortium’s computing capability, the new Deep Learning supercomputer provided by Atos will allow for us to fulfill this demand and support a lot of establishments to make some perhaps ground-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s position as the de facto countrywide computing facility for educational AI investigate.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre said: “We are happy that the supply and hosting of this reducing-edge JADE-2 components and the resultant increase in functionality will assist the enhancement and enlargement of investigate computing competencies across sector and academia. This aligns right with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to go 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 doing the job with the University of Oxford on the supply of JADE2, which will provide researchers and sector with far more computing ability to help new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in equipment discovering and AI. We feel this higher-effectiveness technique, coupled with our expertise, will support the Uk to handle essential AI and equipment discovering troubles, although supporting the UK’s ambition to be a environment-chief in these locations.”

The DGX SuperPOD technique will comprise a cluster of 63 DGX nodes, owning 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in overall, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all getting fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, making it the greatest this sort of technique in the Uk.

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

1 JADE – Joint Educational Details science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the University of Oxford, with assist from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the countrywide GPU technique supporting multidisciplinary science with a target on equipment discovering and molecular dynamics.



About Atos

Atos is a worldwide chief in electronic transformation with one hundred ten,000 personnel in seventy three nations and yearly income of € twelve billion. European variety just one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Overall performance Computing, the Team supplies end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Huge Details, Enterprise Purposes and Digital Office answers. The Team is the All over the world Facts Technological innovation Companion for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates below the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to support style and design the foreseeable future of the info house. Its expertise and solutions assist the enhancement of expertise, education and investigate in a multicultural solution and contribute to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Team permits its customers and personnel, and users of societies at massive to reside, operate and create sustainably, in a safe and sound and secure info house.

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