Unicorn in Bristol, GraphcoreHas announced its participation in Rareness – A new European project aimed at creating a supercomputing framework that can harness the power and energy efficiency of sparse computations, especially for emerging AI applications.
As one of the region’s most successful deep-tech businesses, Graphcore will play a central role in the project, reflecting their commitment to developing the next generation of approaches to artificial intelligence.
SparCity has a duration of three years and a total budget of 2.6 M €; The collaborative project between 6 partners from 4 countries aims to build a sustainable exascale ecosystem and increase Europe’s competitiveness.
Creating a supercomputing framework
SparCity’s main goal is to create a supercomputing framework that will provide efficient algorithms and coherent tools designed to maximize the performance and energy efficiency of sparse computations, especially on emerging high-performance computing systems, while new to sparse computations in data Will also create use areas. Analysis and deep learning.
“When talking about sparse computations, people think about scientific applications, finite element methods, mesh computations, etc. However, the project will also open up new use areas for sparse computations, including data analytics and intensive learning. So, it is a very impressive project. Coordinator of SparCity at Coke University, Dr. Says Didim Unat.
To demonstrate the effectiveness, social impact, and utility of profiling, the Sparkity Project will enhance the computing scale and energy efficiency of four challenging real-life applications that span different domains, namely computational cardiology, social networks, bioinformatics, and autonomy. Come. Driving. By targeting this collection of challenging applications, SparCity will develop world-class, extreme-scale and energy-efficient HPC technologies.
Sparsity consists of Sabanci Universiti (Turkey), Simula Research Laboratory (Norway), INESC-ID (Portugal), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitet Muenchen (Germany) and Grafkor (Norway) in coordination with Kohani University (Turkey).
Thus, to collaborate with internationally leading experts through these EuroHPC projects, it is a great opportunity for researchers in Simala to bring the innovative use of HPC to real-world applications. “Says Professor Xing Cai, head of the Department of High Performance Computing at Siula.
Dr. of Sabanic University Kamar Kaya says, “This is a great opportunity for my team at Sabankavi University to share their expertise on HPC and work with great researchers on a challenging project, which is expected to be the way we are at the highest-level Use rare data to handle problems. “
Ola Torudbaken, GM and SVP Systems at Graphcore says, “Graphcore is committed to enabling next generation technologies in AI compute, including innovative approaches. Putting new hardware and software tools in the hands of researchers through the SparCity initiative will drive a virtuous cycle of discovery and deployment in Europe. “
“For INESC-ID, SparCity will leverage efforts on European low power processing technologies (particularly the European Processor Initiative) and contribute to the realization of future external system architectures based on such technologies” Prof. Lionel Susa, Complete Professor K says. Instituto Superior Technico, Senior Researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Lisbon and the High Performance Computer Architecture and Systems Research Group.