EPCC joins new NVIDIA AI Technology Center

19 June 2019

NVIDIA launched this week a technology centre in the UK designed to support groundbreaking research in AI and data science — and foster engagement across the country’s higher education and research community.

EPCC, Hartree Centre, and the University of Reading are the first to join the NVIDIA AI Technology Center, which provides a collaborative community for world-class talent driving AI adoption and excellence across the UK.

Center members receive access to NVIDIA expertise and resources to support their projects. Initial research projects at EPCC will explore applying AI and trans-precision calculations to the modeling and simulation of complex multi-scale structures.

The project’s goal is to accelerate large-scale mechanical, structural and fluid dynamic simulations that can be applied to gas turbine modeling. Building on recent work by EPCC, the researchers will use a machine learning and trans-precision computing approach to improve the convergence and performance of iterative solvers for linear systems of equations.

“We want to be able to leverage the rapid advances of large-scale machine learning to help traditional supercomputing applications. One area where this has been shown to be very promising is in the preconditioning of iterative solvers, which is where we will start targeting our efforts and exploit the capabilities of GPUs.” 
Mark Parsons, EPCC director and associate dean of e-research.

Read more on the NVIDIA blog: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/06/19/ai-technology-center-uk/

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Tracy Peet
+44 (0) 131 650 5362
t.peet@epcc.ed.ac.uk

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