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 agreement worthy of £5 million with the College of Oxford to produce a new, state of the artwork, deep finding out supercomputer developed on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will empower British isles academics and sector to generate ahead scientific discoveries and innovation in equipment finding out and synthetic intelligence, as aspect of the JADE2 job.

The major AI-concentrated supercomputer in the British isles with in excess of 500 NVIDIA GPUs, this high-effectiveness method is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Investigation Council (EPSRC), and aims to build on the achievement of the present JADE1 (Joint Educational Details Science Endeavour) facility – a national resource furnishing advanced GPU computing amenities to entire world-primary AI and equipment finding out industry experts from a consortium of 8 British isles universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is developed on NVIDIA DGX systems, and makes use of the DDN A3I storage remedy. It will a lot more than triple the potential of the authentic JADE equipment and offer enhanced computing capabilities to a broader consortium of in excess of 20 universities and the Turing Institute, supporting to satisfy the degree of demand from customers for AI-concentrated amenities made as a result of the achievement of the JADE resource.

Professor Wes Armour at the College of Oxford said: “The effective delivery of JADE has made a lot more demand from customers amid British isles researchers and sector for potent computing amenities which can accommodate high end, facts intense AI workloads. Constructing on the achievement of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by appreciably increasing the JADE consortium’s computing potential, the new Deep Learning supercomputer supplied by Atos will permit us to satisfy this demand from customers and assistance several institutions to make some most likely floor-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s standing as the de facto national computing facility for educational AI research.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre claimed: “We are delighted that the delivery and web hosting of this slicing-edge JADE-2 hardware and the resultant improve in capability will support the enhancement and growth of research computing skills throughout sector and academia. This aligns instantly with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to keep on the collaboration with Atos and Oxford College which builds on the past achievement of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are very pleased to be functioning with the College of Oxford on the delivery of JADE2, which will offer researchers and sector with a lot more computing electrical power to empower new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in equipment finding out and AI. We think this high-effectiveness method, coupled with our abilities, will assistance the British isles to handle critical AI and equipment finding out difficulties, although supporting the UK’s ambition to be a entire world-chief in these areas.”