Paris (France) and Bristol (British isles) – July 22, 2021
Atos and Graphcore today announce that they have signed a partnership to accelerate performance and innovation in Synthetic Intelligence (AI) by integrating Graphcore’s sophisticated IPU compute units into Atos’ a short while ago introduced ThinkAI featuring to carry AI substantial-performance methods to buyers around the globe.
This partnership will mutually benefit each parties. Atos’ prolonged-standing position as a European leader in substantial-performance computing (HPC) and reliable advisor, supplier and integrator of HPC methods at scale will give Graphcore accessibility to a multitude of new buyers, sectors and geographies. Graphcore in change will get the job done with Atos globally to extend its world arrive at by focusing on substantial company organization in sectors including finance, health care, telecoms and buyer internet as perfectly as national labs and universities concentrated on scientific exploration, which are quickly producing their AI abilities.
ThinkAI provides together Atos’ AI company consultancy abilities – with its experts at the AtosCenter of Excellence in Innovative Computing – with its digital safety abilities and its software, these kinds of as Atos HPC Software Suites, to allow companies to accelerate time to AI operationalization and industrialization.
Graphcore, the British isles-headquartered maker of the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), plays a sizeable role in Atos’ ThinkAI featuring, which is concentrated on the twin targets of accelerating pure synthetic intelligence programs and augmenting conventional HPC simulation with AI. Graphcore’s IPU-POD units for scale-up datacentre computing will be an integral part of ThinkAI.
Even prior to today’s official start of the partnership, the two organizations welcomed their initial main joint buyer, one of the greatest cloud companies in South Korea, which will be employing Graphcore units in substantial-scale AI cloud datacenters, in a deal facilitated by Atos.
“ThinkAI represents a substantial dedication to the upcoming of synthetic intelligence by one of the world’s most reliable technological innovation organizations. For Atos to have set Graphcore as a essential part of its tactic says a great deal about the maturity of our hardware and software, and the potential of our units to deliver on buyer needs,” mentioned Fabrice Moizan, GM and SVP Sales EMEAI and Asia Pacific at Graphcore.
Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos mentioned: “With ThinkAI, we’re producing it probable for companies from any field to achieve breakthroughs with AI. Graphcore’s IPU hardware and Poplar® software is opening up new options for innovators to take a look at the potential of AI for their companies, complemented with our field-customized AI company consultancy, digital safety abilities and software, we’re psyched to be orchestrating these reducing-edge technologies in our ThinkAI alternative.”
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Atos is a world leader in digital transformation with one zero five,000 staff members and yearly revenue of over € 11 billion. European quantity one in cybersecurity, cloud and substantial performance computing, the Group provides customized stop-to-stop methods for all industries in seventy one nations. A pioneer in decarbonization companies and products and solutions, Atos is dedicated to a safe and decarbonized digital for its purchasers. Atos operates less than the makes Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.
The intent of Atos is to assist layout the upcoming of the details room. Its abilities and companies support the advancement of expertise, education and learning and exploration in a multicultural strategy and lead to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the earth, the Group enables its buyers and staff members, and members of societies at substantial to reside, get the job done and develop sustainably, in a safe and safe details room.
Graphcore is the inventor of the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), the world’s most innovative microprocessor, specially developed for the needs of present and future-generation synthetic intelligence workloads.
Graphcore’s IPU-POD datacenter units, for scale up and scale out AI compute, offer you the potential to run substantial versions across various IPUs, or to share the compute source amongst different end users and workloads.
Because its founding in 2016, Graphcore has elevated extra than $730 million in funding.
Traders include things like Sequoia Capital, Microsoft, Dell, Samsung, BMW iVentures, Robert Bosch Enterprise Capital, as perfectly as primary AI innovators including Demis Hassabis (Deepmind), Pieter Abbeel (UC Berkeley), and Zoubin Ghahramani (Google Brain).
More details can be observed at https://www.graphcore.ai
Atos: Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 six 73 64 04 eighteen | @laurajanefau
Graphcore: Iain Mackenzie | [email protected] | +447977 015577