Graphcore AI Solutions

Graphcore IPU (Intelligence Processing Unit), powered by AMAX’s Graphcore certified server solutions, have been built to support new breakthroughs in machine intelligence, and are optimized for industries such as Finance, Healthcare, Scientific Research, Telecoms, and Universities.

Graphcore IPU Advantages

Massive Parallelism with Ultrafast Memory Access

  • Massively parallel MIMD. High performance/efficiency for future ML trends
  • Model & Data in tightly coupled large locally distributed SRAM

NLP Performance

  • Delivering impressive performance for NLP, including BERT-Large training, cutting hours from AI development cycles.

Best for Computer Vision

  • Delivering significant performance advantages for AI applications, and running EfficientNet on the IPU requires extra INT8 quantization.

Graphcore IPU Products

IPU-M2000

  • 1 Petaflop Compute system
  • For Proof of Concept using IPU
  • Designed for AI training & inference

IPU-POD16

  • 4 petaFLOP AI system
  • Dedicated, Powerful AI Compute
  • Turnkey, ready for installation

IPU-POD64

  • 16 petaFLOPS of AI training or inference
  • Simple, Powerful Built in Networking
  • For production deployment workloads

IPU-POD128

  • 32 petaFLOPS of AI training or inference
  • Superior scaling & blazing fast performance
  • Full systems integration support for datacenter installation

Poplar® SDK Software

The Poplar SDK is a complete software stack, which was co-designed from scratch with the IPU, to implement our graph toolchain in an easy to use and flexible software development environment.

At a high level, Poplar is fully integrated with standard machine learning frameworks so developers can port existing models easily, and get up and running out-of-the-box with new applications in a familiar environment.

Below these frameworks sits Poplar. For developers who want full control to exploit maximum performance from the IPU, Poplar enables direct IPU programming in Python and C++.

Graphcore IPU Use Cases

Consumer Internet

Search Engine and Smart Assistant

Finance Internet

Fraud Detection and Trading

Healthcare

Genomics and Drug Discovery

Research

Particle Physics and Weather

AI-First

Automotive Data Center and Smart City

AMAX Graphcore Approved Server

AMAX ServMax® A-114NV server have been approved by Graphcore for use with the IPU-POD switched systems.

The A-114NV server is a dual-socket 1U server and, when configured as described below, is approved and supported for use with both IPU-POD DA and IPU-POD switched systems. Note for larger rack systems (IPU‑POD128 and onwards) you will need one server per IPU‑POD64 rack.

System Configuration

CPU2Dual AMD 7742 2.25 GHz, 64C/128T, 256 M, 225 W, 3200
Memory1632Gb RDIMM: DDR4, 3200 MHz, registered, ECC, 288-pin gold-plated DIMMs
Storage2
2
960 GB NVMe
4 TB NVMe
Networking2Mellanox ConnectX-5 EX Dual Port 40/100GbE QSFP28 Adapter

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