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Atos and Graphcore partner to deliver advanced AI HPC solutions worldwide

Paris (France) and Bristol (British isles) – July 22, 2021

Atos and Graphcore now announce that they have signed a partnership to speed up general performance and innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by integrating Graphcore’s innovative IPU compute units into Atos’ a short while ago introduced ThinkAI supplying to bring AI significant-general performance methods to prospects around the globe.

This partnership will mutually advantage both of those parties. Atos’ long-standing posture as a European chief in significant-general performance computing (HPC) and reliable advisor, company and integrator of HPC methods at scale will give Graphcore accessibility to a multitude of new prospects, sectors and geographies. Graphcore in change will operate with Atos globally to broaden its world-wide access by concentrating on huge company business in sectors like finance, healthcare, telecoms and consumer net as nicely as national labs and universities targeted on scientific investigation, which are quickly establishing their AI capabilities.

ThinkAI brings collectively Atos’ AI company consultancy expertise – with its authorities at the AtosCenter of Excellence in Sophisticated Computing – with its electronic safety capabilities and its software program, these as Atos HPC Application Suites, to help corporations to speed up time to AI operationalization and industrialization.

Graphcore, the British isles-headquartered maker of the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), plays a sizeable job in Atos’ ThinkAI supplying, which is targeted on the twin goals of accelerating pure synthetic intelligence applications 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 ahead of today’s official launch of the partnership, the two corporations welcomed their initial significant joint buyer, a person of the major cloud suppliers in South Korea, which will be making use of Graphcore units in huge-scale AI cloud datacenters, in a deal facilitated by Atos.

ThinkAI signifies a huge motivation to the foreseeable future of synthetic intelligence by a person of the world’s most reliable engineering corporations. For Atos to have place Graphcore as a crucial part of its technique suggests a fantastic deal about the maturity of our hardware and software program, and the potential of our units to supply on buyer requirements,” stated Fabrice Moizan, GM and SVP Income EMEAI and Asia Pacific at Graphcore.

Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos stated: “With ThinkAI, we’re generating it attainable for corporations from any market to reach breakthroughs with AI. Graphcore’s IPU hardware and Poplar® software program is opening up new opportunities for innovators to examine the probable of AI for their corporations, complemented with our market-customized AI company consultancy, electronic safety capabilities and software program, we’re excited to be orchestrating these chopping-edge technologies in our ThinkAI option.”

 

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About Atos

Atos is a world-wide chief in electronic transformation with a hundred and five,000 workers and yearly profits of above € eleven billion. European quantity a person in cybersecurity, cloud and significant general performance computing, the Group delivers customized close-to-close methods for all industries in 71 nations. A pioneer in decarbonization solutions and products and solutions, Atos is fully commited to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its clients. Atos operates less than the makes Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The objective of Atos is to enable style the foreseeable future of the information and facts room. Its expertise and solutions aid the advancement of awareness, education and investigation in a multicultural strategy and add to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Group enables its prospects and workers, and customers of societies at huge to dwell, operate and develop sustainably, in a harmless and protected information and facts room.

About Graphcore

Graphcore is the inventor of the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), the world’s most advanced microprocessor, specially built for the requirements of current and upcoming-generation synthetic intelligence workloads.  

Graphcore’s IPU-POD datacenter units, for scale up and scale out AI compute, offer the potential to run huge styles across a number of IPUs, or to share the compute useful resource amongst various consumers and workloads.

Considering that its founding in 2016, Graphcore has raised more than $730 million in funding.  

Traders involve Sequoia Funds, Microsoft, Dell, Samsung, BMW iVentures, Robert Bosch Enterprise Funds, as nicely as foremost AI innovators like Demis Hassabis (Deepmind), Pieter Abbeel (UC Berkeley), and Zoubin Ghahramani (Google Mind).

Far more information and facts can be observed at https://www.graphcore.ai 

 

Push contacts:

Atos: Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 six 73 sixty four 04 eighteen | @laurajanefau

Graphcore: Iain Mackenzie | [email protected] | +447977 015577