Atos and Graphcore have signed a partnership to accelerate performance and innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by integrating Graphcore’s advanced IPU compute systems into Atos’ recently launched ThinkAI offering to bring AI high-performance solutions to customers worldwide.
ThinkAI brings together Atos’ AI business consultancy expertise - with its experts at the AtosCenter of Excellence in Advanced Computing - 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), 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.
Fabrice Moizan, GM and SVP Sales EMEAI and Asia Pacific at Graphcore said,“ThinkAI represents a massive commitment to the future of artificial intelligence by one of the world’s most trusted technology companies. For Atos to have put Graphcore as a key part of its strategy says a great deal about the maturity of our hardware and software, and the ability of our systems to deliver on customer needs.”
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 are opening up new opportunities for innovators to explore the potential of AI for their organizations, 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.”