Paris (France) and Bristol (Uk) – July 22, 2021
Atos and Graphcore now announce that they have signed a partnership to speed up effectiveness and innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by integrating Graphcore’s innovative IPU compute units into Atos’ not long ago launched ThinkAI providing to provide AI high-effectiveness alternatives to consumers throughout the world.
This partnership will mutually advantage both equally functions. Atos’ extensive-standing place as a European leader in high-effectiveness computing (HPC) and trustworthy advisor, company and integrator of HPC alternatives at scale will give Graphcore entry to a multitude of new consumers, sectors and geographies. Graphcore in transform will operate with Atos globally to grow its world-wide achieve by concentrating on big company enterprise in sectors which include finance, healthcare, telecoms and customer online as well as national labs and universities centered on scientific exploration, which are speedily developing their AI abilities.
ThinkAI brings alongside one another Atos’ AI small business consultancy abilities – with its authorities at the AtosCenter of Excellence in Sophisticated Computing – with its digital protection abilities and its computer software, these kinds of as Atos HPC Program Suites, to permit businesses to speed up time to AI operationalization and industrialization.
Graphcore, the Uk-headquartered maker of the Intelligence Processing Device (IPU), performs a substantial function in Atos’ ThinkAI providing, which is centered on the twin objectives 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 element of ThinkAI.
Even just before today’s official start of the partnership, the two businesses welcomed their initially key joint consumer, one of the greatest cloud companies in South Korea, which will be utilizing Graphcore units in big-scale AI cloud datacenters, in a offer facilitated by Atos.
“ThinkAI represents a massive motivation to the foreseeable future of synthetic intelligence by one of the world’s most trustworthy technological innovation businesses. For Atos to have place Graphcore as a critical element of its strategy claims a wonderful offer about the maturity of our hardware and computer software, and the ability of our units to produce on consumer wants,” claimed Fabrice Moizan, GM and SVP Product sales EMEAI and Asia Pacific at Graphcore.
Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos claimed: “With ThinkAI, we’re producing it probable for businesses from any sector to obtain breakthroughs with AI. Graphcore’s IPU hardware and Poplar® computer software is opening up new options for innovators to explore the opportunity of AI for their businesses, complemented with our sector-customized AI small business consultancy, digital protection abilities and computer software, we’re thrilled to be orchestrating these reducing-edge systems in our ThinkAI remedy.”
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Atos is a world-wide leader in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 workforce and once-a-year earnings of about € eleven billion. European variety one in cybersecurity, cloud and high effectiveness computing, the Team supplies customized conclusion-to-conclusion alternatives for all industries in seventy one international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization providers and merchandise, Atos is committed to a protected and decarbonized digital for its purchasers. Atos operates beneath the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The function of Atos is to enable style and design the foreseeable future of the information room. Its abilities and providers assistance the improvement of awareness, education and learning and exploration in a multicultural technique and lead to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Team allows its consumers and workforce, and customers of societies at big to are living, operate and produce sustainably, in a safe and protected information room.
Graphcore is the inventor of the Intelligence Processing Device (IPU), the world’s most subtle microprocessor, especially developed for the wants of present-day and upcoming-era synthetic intelligence workloads.
Graphcore’s IPU-POD datacenter units, for scale up and scale out AI compute, supply the ability to run big products throughout multiple IPUs, or to share the compute resource among distinct users and workloads.
Considering the fact that its founding in 2016, Graphcore has raised a lot more than $730 million in funding.
Investors include things like Sequoia Cash, Microsoft, Dell, Samsung, BMW iVentures, Robert Bosch Enterprise Cash, as well as top AI innovators which include Demis Hassabis (Deepmind), Pieter Abbeel (UC Berkeley), and Zoubin Ghahramani (Google Brain).
A lot more information can be uncovered at https://www.graphcore.ai
Atos: Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 6 73 sixty four 04 eighteen | @laurajanefau
Graphcore: Iain Mackenzie | [email protected] | +447977 015577