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

Paris and London, 4 August 2020

Atos, a international chief in electronic transformation, has signed a four-year agreement worthy of £5 million with the College of Oxford to provide a new, condition of the artwork, deep discovering supercomputer crafted on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will empower British isles academics and marketplace to travel ahead scientific discoveries and innovation in device discovering and artificial intelligence, as component of the JADE2 venture.

The largest AI-focused supercomputer in the British isles with around five hundred NVIDIA GPUs, this large-efficiency process is funded by the Engineering and Bodily Sciences Analysis Council (EPSRC), and aims to develop on the success of the existing JADEone (Joint Tutorial Information Science Endeavour) facility – a nationwide source providing advanced GPU computing facilities to entire world-leading AI and device discovering specialists from a consortium of eight British isles universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is crafted on NVIDIA DGX programs, and uses the DDN AthreeI storage solution. It will additional than triple the capacity of the first JADE device and offer elevated computing capabilities to a wider consortium of around 20 universities and the Turing Institute, serving to to fulfill the amount of desire for AI-focused facilities created as a result of the success of the JADE source.

Professor Wes Armour at the College of Oxford said: “The effective delivery of JADE has created additional desire among the British isles scientists and marketplace for impressive computing facilities which can accommodate large conclude, data intense AI workloads. Developing on the success of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by substantially growing the JADE consortium’s computing capacity, the new Deep Finding out supercomputer equipped by Atos will let us to fulfill this desire and support lots of institutions to make some probably floor-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s standing as the de facto nationwide computing facility for academic AI study.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre claimed: “We are happy that the delivery and web hosting of this reducing-edge JADE-two hardware and the resultant boost in functionality will support the growth and enlargement of study computing abilities throughout marketplace and academia. This aligns straight with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to go on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford College which builds on the prior success of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are proud to be functioning with the College of Oxford on the delivery of JADE2, which will offer scientists and marketplace with additional computing electrical power to empower new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in device discovering and AI. We believe this large-efficiency process, coupled with our experience, will support the British isles to address critical AI and device discovering difficulties, while supporting the UK’s ambition to be a entire world-chief in these areas.”

The DGX SuperPOD process will comprise a cluster of sixty three DGX nodes, possessing 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Main GPUs in total, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all currently being fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, creating it the largest these types of process in the British isles.

The process is to be hosted at the STFC Hartree Centre in Daresbury, in close proximity to Warrington, British isles.

one JADE – Joint Tutorial Information science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the College of Oxford, with support from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the nationwide GPU process supporting multidisciplinary science with a aim on device discovering and molecular dynamics.



About Atos

Atos is a international chief in electronic transformation with one hundred ten,000 staff members in 73 nations and once-a-year income of € twelve billion. European variety 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Superior-Overall performance Computing, the Group supplies conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Information, Organization Apps and Electronic Office solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Data Technologies Companion for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates below the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to support design and style the long term of the info area. Its experience and solutions support the growth of knowledge, education and study in a multicultural solution and contribute to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the entire world, the Group enables its customers and staff members, and users of societies at significant to reside, perform and build sustainably, in a safe and secure info area.

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