Graphcore, 2CRSi technologic partner

Second generation IPU systems for AI infrastructure at scale

 

Graphcore created a completely new processor, the IPU, specifically designed for AI compute. IPU's unique architecture lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work to drive the next advances in machine intelligence.

Introducing Graphcore

Graphcore's Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) hardware and Poplar® software helps innovators create next-generation machine intelligence solutions. The IPU is the first processor to be designed specifically for Machine Intelligence and offers significant performance advantages compared to other computing hardware, typically used inartificial intelligence. In addition to outperforming other technologies at today’s most common workloads, the Graphcore IPU has been architected to excel at next-generation AI applications – including highly sparse models.

IPU-M2000

The IPU-M2000 is a revolutionary next-generation system solution built with the Colossus MK2 IPU. It packs 1 PetaFlop of AI compute and up to 450GB Exchange-Memory™ in a slim 1U blade for the most demanding machine intelligence workloads. Designed from the ground up for high performance training and inference workloads, the IPU-M2000 unifies your AI infrastructure for maximum datacentre utilisation.

IPU compute at data centre scale

The IPU-M2000 has a flexible, modular design, so you can start with one and scale to thousands. Directly connect a single system to an existing CPU server, add up to eight connected IPU-M2000s or with racks of 16 tightly interconnected IPU-M2000s in IPU-POD64 systems, grow to supercomputing scale thanks to the high-bandwidth, near-zero latency IPU-Fabric™ interconnect architecture built into the box.

Key features

Compute
4 x Colossus™ Mk2 GC200 IPU

Communications

Direct connect or via Ethernet switches

Converged Support

Virtual-IPU comprehensive virtualisation & workload manager support