Paris and London, 4 August 2020

Atos, a international leader in digital transformation, has signed a 4-12 months agreement worthy of £5 million with the University of Oxford to supply a new, state of the art, deep learning supercomputer created on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture, which will enable United kingdom academics and sector to drive forward scientific discoveries and innovation in equipment learning and synthetic intelligence, as part of the JADE2 task.

The premier AI-centered supercomputer in the United kingdom with above 500 NVIDIA GPUs, this significant-performance technique is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Investigation Council (EPSRC), and aims to construct on the accomplishment of the recent JADE1 (Joint Educational Details Science Endeavour) facility – a nationwide resource providing superior GPU computing services to environment-main AI and equipment learning professionals from a consortium of 8 United kingdom universities and the Alan Turing Institute.

The JADE2 supercomputer is created on NVIDIA DGX programs, and uses the DDN A3I storage answer. It will extra than triple the capability of the primary JADE equipment and deliver improved computing abilities to a wider consortium of above 20 universities and the Turing Institute, serving to to meet up with the stage of demand from customers for AI-centered services established as a final result of the accomplishment of the JADE resource.

Professor Wes Armour at the University of Oxford said: “The thriving shipping of JADE has established extra demand from customers among United kingdom researchers and sector for powerful computing services which can accommodate significant conclude, information intense AI workloads. Developing on the accomplishment of the JADE collaboration with Atos, and by significantly growing the JADE consortium’s computing capability, the new Deep Discovering supercomputer provided by Atos will enable us to meet up with this demand from customers and aid numerous institutions to make some probably ground-breaking discoveries. It will cement JADE’s standing as the de facto nationwide computing facility for tutorial AI investigate.”

Alison Kennedy, Director, STFC Hartree Centre stated: “We are happy that the shipping and web hosting of this chopping-edge JADE-two hardware and the resultant maximize in capability will support the advancement and enlargement of investigate computing competencies 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 on the prior accomplishment 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 shipping of JADE2, which will deliver researchers and sector with extra computing power to enable new scientific breakthroughs and innovation in equipment learning and AI. We believe that this significant-performance technique, coupled with our knowledge, will aid the United kingdom to handle essential AI and equipment learning difficulties, although supporting the UK’s ambition to be a environment-leader in these spots.”

The DGX SuperPOD technique will comprise a cluster of 63 DGX nodes, possessing 504 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in full, interconnected with NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, all getting fed by DDN’s AI400 storage, making it the premier such technique in the United kingdom.

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

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



About Atos

Atos is a international leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 workforce in 73 nations around the world and yearly earnings of € 12 billion. European number a person in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Functionality Computing, the Team provides conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Details, Business enterprise Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Team is the Throughout the world Facts Engineering Spouse for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates under the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The function of Atos is to aid style the future of the data place. Its knowledge and services support the advancement of know-how, instruction and investigate in a multicultural approach and lead to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Team allows its buyers and workforce, and users of societies at substantial to live, perform and develop sustainably, in a safe and sound and secure data place.

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