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Kao Data to host InstaDeep’s HPC and AI supercomputer

26 January 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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Kao Data has announced a new customer contract with InstaDeep, an EMEA artificial intelligence-powered decision-making solutions company.

The high performance computing (HPC) installation at Kao Data’s Harlow campus is set to allow InstaDeep to expand its research and development capabilities.

InstaDeep utilises its capabilities within GPU-powered computing, machine learning and reinforcement learning to build products such as its DeepChain technology - a cloud-native protein design platform.

InstaDeep’s global reach includes a collaboration with BioNTech on the discovery and development of novel immunotherapies, collaboration with Total on 3D microfossil image detection, segmentation and classification, and development of a train capacity and traffic management system for Deutsche Bahn.

“Kao Data is delighted to welcome InstaDeep as our first new client of 2021,” said Lee Myall, Chief Executive Officer at Kao Data.

“Like ourselves, they are a pioneering, high-tech organisation that are at the very forefront of their industry and their disruptive use of HPC and AI is enabling them to create tremendous competitive advantage for their customers.

“We look forward to supporting their efforts and helping their business to innovate and grow.”

InstaDeep’s supercomputer includes AMD EPYC (Milan) powered hardware, with the latest generation NVIDIA DGX A100 GPUs, Mellanox switches and a Ceph distributed storage system.

The company claims that it is configured to allow all compute nodes (CPUs and GPUs) access to the storage cluster.

“InstaDeep is an EMEA leader in decision-making AI, hence it is key to deploy our supercomputing and AI hardware within a technically superior environment, capable of supporting the latest HPC and GPU-powered technologies,” said Karim Beguir, CEO and Co-Founder of InstaDeep.

By working with Kao Data we have found a data centre that offers world-class infrastructure, specialist HPC support and the scalability to help us to grow our industry-leading AI product platforms and solutions.”