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Atos and Graphcore partner to deliver advanced AI HPC solutions worldwide

Paris (France) and Bristol (Uk) – July 22, 2021

Atos and Graphcore now announce that they have signed a partnership to speed up overall performance and innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by integrating Graphcore’s innovative IPU compute techniques into Atos’ recently launched ThinkAI supplying to convey AI large-overall performance answers to consumers around the globe.

This partnership will mutually benefit the two parties. Atos’ prolonged-standing posture as a European leader in large-overall performance computing (HPC) and trusted advisor, company and integrator of HPC answers at scale will give Graphcore access to a multitude of new consumers, sectors and geographies. Graphcore in transform will perform with Atos globally to expand its worldwide attain by concentrating on huge company business in sectors together with finance, healthcare, telecoms and buyer world-wide-web as perfectly as national labs and universities centered on scientific study, which are rapidly producing their AI capabilities.

ThinkAI delivers collectively Atos’ AI organization consultancy skills – with its gurus at the AtosCenter of Excellence in Advanced Computing – with its digital security capabilities and its application, this sort of as Atos HPC Program Suites, to empower companies to speed up time to AI operationalization and industrialization.

Graphcore, the Uk-headquartered maker of the Intelligence Processing Device (IPU), performs a sizeable role in Atos’ ThinkAI supplying, which is centered on the twin goals of accelerating pure synthetic intelligence purposes and augmenting conventional HPC simulation with AI. Graphcore’s IPU-POD techniques for scale-up datacentre computing will be an integral element of ThinkAI.

Even before today’s formal start of the partnership, the two companies welcomed their initial important joint customer, a single of the major cloud suppliers in South Korea, which will be utilizing Graphcore techniques in huge-scale AI cloud datacenters, in a offer facilitated by Atos.

ThinkAI signifies a substantial commitment to the potential of synthetic intelligence by a single of the world’s most trusted engineering companies. For Atos to have place Graphcore as a critical element of its system suggests a wonderful offer about the maturity of our hardware and application, and the capability of our techniques to produce on customer demands,” said Fabrice Moizan, GM and SVP Revenue EMEAI and Asia Pacific at Graphcore.

Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos said: “With ThinkAI, we’re making it attainable for companies from any business to obtain breakthroughs with AI. Graphcore’s IPU hardware and Poplar® application is opening up new chances for innovators to investigate the opportunity of AI for their companies, complemented with our business-tailored AI organization consultancy, digital security capabilities and application, we’re thrilled to be orchestrating these reducing-edge technologies in our ThinkAI answer.”


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About Atos

Atos is a worldwide leader in digital transformation with one hundred and five,000 workers and yearly income of more than € 11 billion. European variety a single in cybersecurity, cloud and large overall performance computing, the Group delivers tailored close-to-close answers for all industries in 71 international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and products, Atos is committed to a protected and decarbonized digital for its shoppers. Atos operates below the makes Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to assist style and design the potential of the info house. Its skills and expert services help the enhancement of awareness, training and study in a multicultural method and lead to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the globe, the Group permits its consumers and workers, and members of societies at huge to live, perform and build sustainably, in a safe and protected info house.

About Graphcore

Graphcore is the inventor of the Intelligence Processing Device (IPU), the world’s most subtle microprocessor, particularly made for the demands of recent and next-technology synthetic intelligence workloads.  

Graphcore’s IPU-POD datacenter techniques, for scale up and scale out AI compute, offer the capability to run huge models across several IPUs, or to share the compute resource in between distinct end users and workloads.

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

Buyers incorporate Sequoia Funds, Microsoft, Dell, Samsung, BMW iVentures, Robert Bosch Venture Funds, as perfectly as main AI innovators together with Demis Hassabis (Deepmind), Pieter Abbeel (UC Berkeley), and Zoubin Ghahramani (Google Mind).

More info can be discovered at https://www.graphcore.ai 


Press contacts:

Atos: Laura Fau | [email protected] | +33 six 73 sixty four 04 18 | @laurajanefau

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