Atos and Graphcore look to deliver advanced AI HPC solutions worldwide

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Atos and Graphcore have signed a partnership that will integrate Graphcore’s advanced IPU compute systems into Atos’ recently launched ThinkAI offering to bring AI high-performance solutions to customers worldwide.

The partnership is intended to accelerate performance and innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and will give Graphcore access to a range of new customers, sectors and geographies.

In turn, Graphcore will work with Atos to expand its global reach by targeting large corporate enterprises in sectors including finance, healthcare, telecoms and consumer internet as well as national labs and universities focused on scientific research, which are rapidly developing their AI capabilities.

ThinkAI brings together Atos’ AI business consultancy expertise with its digital security capabilities and its software, such as Codex AI Suite and Atos HPC Software Suites, to enable organisations to accelerate time to AI operationalisation and industrialisation.

Graphcore, the UK-headquartered maker of the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), already plays a significant role in Atos’ ThinkAI offering, which is focused on the twin objectives of accelerating pure artificial intelligence applications and augmenting traditional HPC simulation with AI. Graphcore’s IPU-POD systems for scale-up datacentre computing will be an integral part of ThinkAI.

Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, added, “With ThinkAI, we’re making it possible for organisations from any industry to achieve breakthroughs with AI. Graphcore’s IPU hardware and Poplar software is opening up new opportunities for innovators to explore the potential of AI for their organisations, complemented with our industry-tailored AI business consultancy, digital security capabilities and software such as Atos Codex Suite, we’re excited to be orchestrating these cutting-edge technologies in our ThinkAI solution.”