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

Paris and London, 4 August 2020

Atos, a world wide chief in electronic transformation, has signed a 4-12 months contract worthy of £5 million with the University of Oxford to deliver a new, state of the art, deep studying supercomputer built on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will allow Uk lecturers and sector to generate ahead scientific discoveries and innovation in equipment studying and artificial intelligence, as element of the JADE2 venture.

The greatest AI-targeted supercomputer in the Uk with about 500 NVIDIA GPUs, this high-efficiency method is funded by the Engineering and Actual physical Sciences Investigate Council (EPSRC), and aims to build on the results of the present JADEone (Joint Educational Data Science Endeavour) facility – a national useful resource delivering superior GPU computing facilities to globe-foremost AI and equipment studying experts from a consortium of eight Uk universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is built on NVIDIA DGX systems, and utilizes the DDN AthreeI storage remedy. It will a lot more than triple the capacity of the primary JADE equipment and provide elevated computing abilities to a broader consortium of about twenty universities and the Turing Institute, aiding to satisfy the amount of need for AI-targeted facilities designed as a outcome of the results of the JADE useful resource.

Professor Wes Armour at the University of Oxford said: “The effective delivery of JADE has designed a lot more need among Uk researchers and sector for effective computing facilities which can accommodate high close, info intense AI workloads. Developing on the results of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by appreciably growing the JADE consortium’s computing capacity, the new Deep Finding out supercomputer equipped by Atos will permit us to satisfy this need and aid numerous institutions to make some possibly ground-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s status as the de facto national computing facility for tutorial AI study.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre explained: “We are happy that the delivery and internet hosting of this cutting-edge JADE-two components and the resultant improve in capacity will help the enhancement and expansion of study computing capabilities across sector and academia. This aligns instantly with the Hartree Centre’s mission and we are delighted to proceed the collaboration with Atos and Oxford University which builds upon the earlier results of JADE.”

Agnès Boudot,  Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, concluded: We are very pleased to be doing the job with the University of Oxford on the delivery of JADE2, which will provide researchers and sector with a lot more computing ability to allow new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in equipment studying and AI. We consider this high-efficiency method, coupled with our abilities, will aid the Uk to address vital AI and equipment studying difficulties, although supporting the UK’s ambition to be a globe-chief in these parts.”

The DGX SuperPOD method will comprise a cluster of 63 DGX nodes, having 504 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Main GPUs in complete, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all becoming fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, producing it the greatest these method in the Uk.

The method is to be hosted at the STFC Hartree Centre in Daresbury, near Warrington, Uk.

one JADE – Joint Educational Data science Endeavour. This proposal, led by the University of Oxford, with help from the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), and 22 universities, is the national GPU method supporting multidisciplinary science with a emphasis on equipment studying and molecular dynamics.



About Atos

Atos is a world wide chief in electronic transformation with 110,000 staff in seventy three nations and yearly profits of € 12 billion. European selection one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Large-Performance Computing, the Group gives close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Massive Data, Enterprise Purposes and Electronic Place of work solutions. The Group is the Throughout the world Facts Engineering Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates less than the brand names Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The intent of Atos is to aid layout the long term of the info room. Its abilities and solutions help the enhancement of awareness, schooling and study in a multicultural strategy and add to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the globe, the Group permits its clients and staff, and associates of societies at substantial to stay, get the job done and produce sustainably, in a protected and secure info room.

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