NVIDIA Athos Unveils Exascale Computing-Based ‘Excellence AI Lab’ to Support Advanced Climate and Medical Research | Ruri Web

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NVIDIA, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) computing technology,www.nvidia.co.kr, CEO Jensen Huang) and Atos unveiled the Excellence AI Lab (EXAIL), which supports collaboration of scientists and researchers for the advancement of computing technology, education and research in Europe.

The first research project of the Excellence AI Lab is to focus on the five core fields realized by advances in high performance computing (HPC) and AI: climate research, medical and genomics, hybridization with quantum computing, advanced AI/computer vision, and cybersecurity. will focus on

Athos is the BullSequana X with Nvidia’s Arm-based Grace CPUs, Nvidia’s next-generation GPUs, Athos BXI Exascale Interconnect and Nvidia’s Quantum-2 InfiniBand networking platform. ) to develop a supercomputer.

Prediction and resolution of climate change

To more accurately predict climate change, researchers from NVIDIA and Athos run new AI and deep learning models on Europe’s fastest supercomputer located at the Jülich Supercomputing Center. Such large-scale models can be used to predict extreme climate change and omens due to global warming, and the use of exascale computing in the field is of great benefit.

Delivering AI performance close to 2.5 exaflops, Athos’ JEWELS Booster system powered by Athos’ Bulsequana XH2000 platform with 3,744 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking It supports more accurate long-term predictions of changes as well as events such as storms, heavy rains, heat waves and cold waves.

Andy Grant, Vice President of Global Sales, HPC, AI, and Quantum Computing at Athos said, “Athos will reduce all residual emissions by 2028 as part of its carbon reduction goal to reach ‘net zero’ by 2025. We are committed to reaching the goal of the Science-Based Reduction Target Initiative (SBTi) to reduce global carbon emissions by 50%, which is under our control and influence until DKRZ), the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and the Spanish National Meteorological Agency (AEMet) are using the Bullsequana supercomputer to run large-scale weather and climate models. It proves that Athos continues to make efforts even now, a year after Athos established the Center of Excellence in Weather and Climate Modeling together with the European Medium-Term Forecasting Center (ECMWF).” .

“Climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events that disrupt the entire region, costing governments and national economies hundreds of billions of dollars each year,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “The goal of the Excellence AI Lab is to advance critical research to address the pressing global challenges surrounding climate change,” he said.

HPC, quantum and AI accelerate medical research

Medical innovation through computational genomics is revolutionizing drug discovery and healthcare services. Athos Life Sciences Center of Excellence is working with 40 leading institutions to advance medical imaging, genomics and pharmaceuticals using HPC, quantum computing and AI. The NVIDIA Clara healthcare application framework provides supercomputing power for genomics, medical imaging, and computational chemistry applications.

The Excellence AI Lab will leverage Athos’ advanced computing solutions and NVIDIA Clara to help medical researchers and providers accelerate drug discovery and design advanced diagnostic solutions using embedded, edge, data center and cloud platforms.

Advances in quantum computing research

Quantum computing has the potential to solve complex problems in fields such as drug discovery, climate research, machine learning, logistics and finance. However, much research remains to be done until quantum computers are activated.

Athos’ Quantum Learning Machine, a quantum software development and simulation device for the upcoming quantum computer era, helps researchers and engineers develop and experiment with quantum software, and breakthrough the speed and scale of quantum simulations with NVIDIA GPUs. raise it to This will accelerate research into quantum algorithms, quantum information science, modern quantum processor architectures, and hybrid quantum-GPU system architectures.

Accelerate computer vision

Using Athos’ edge appliances, such as the Vulsecana Edge, powered by NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, the Excellence AI Lab research team will collaborate to accelerate computer vision and 5G wireless infrastructure. Athos’ computer vision labs, located in six worldwide locations, will employ the latest NVIDIA Fleet Command technology to securely deploy and manage AI applications across distributed edge infrastructure.

Evolution of zero-trust cybersecurity

Additionally, the Excellence AI Lab research team is leveraging the NVIDIA Morpheus open AI framework to create a new data-center-to-edge zero-trust cybersecurity platform and new cybersecurity threats that can be detected immediately. AI models will be developed.

About Atos

Athos is a global leader in digital innovation with 107,000 employees and annual sales of 11 billion euros. Athos, Europe’s #1 leader in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, provides customized end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. Athos, a pioneer in providing services and products for reducing carbon, focuses on safe, low-carbon digital solutions for customers. Athos is a European public company (SE) listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 Paris Equity Indices.

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