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Graphcore extends North America sales presence with new partners

 

  • Applied Data Systems, Images et Technologie, and Trace3 join Graphcore Global Partner Program
  • Existing partners 2CRSi, Boston and BIOS IT extend Graphcore relationship to North America
  • Dell Technologies OEM Solutions deepens long-standing relationship between Graphcore and Dell

Graphcore is pleased to announce the addition of multiple new channel partners in North America, extending the company’s sales presence across the continent and deepening its commitment to customers.

The companies, which serve both the United States and Canada, will offer advanced AI compute systems for datacentres, based around Graphcore’s Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), IPU-M2000 AI blade, and IPU-POD scale-out solution.

Joining Graphcore’s Global Partner Program are:

Applied Data Systems – a leading supplier and integrator of High Performance Computing systems across government national labs, higher educational research facilities, life science and genomics, media and entertainment, and oil and gas.

Images et Technologie – bringing over 26 years of experience, supplying IT solutions to customers throughout Canada. Images et Technologie customers span a broad range of High-performance Computing industries from architecture, gaming, M&E to artificial intelligence. Building innovative computing platforms to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Trace3 – from consultation to integration, Trace3 has been delivering strategies and systems for more than two decades, with expertise across cloud, security, infrastructure, AI and more.

Also being added to the growing roster of North American channel partners are 2CRSi, BIOS IT, and Boston, extending the successful work that they have already done with Graphcore in the EMEA and APAC regions.

Graphcore continues to expand its longstanding relationship with Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies Capital is an investor in Graphcore, as well as the technology supplier for the first generation of Graphcore systems. Today, Dell’s OEM Solutions Group and Graphcore are working in collaboration to help customers adopt the next generation of IPU technologies.

The new partners join existing members of the Graphcore Partner Program serving North America, Meadowgate Technologies and Wildflower International – both leading suppliers of compute systems and solutions to government and private sector, and Cirrascale Cloud Services, a cloud solution provider that also offers access to Graphcore compute via its Graphcloud service.

Welcoming the latest expansion of Graphcore’s North American partner network, Victoria Rege, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances at Graphcore said: “The rapid growth of Graphcore’s North American Partner network is tremendous news for anyone interested in starting their journey with the IPU. The depth of sector-specific expertise that these new partners bring – from governmental to industrial – means that every customer can find a Graphcore solution tailored to their particular requirements.”

The continued growth in Graphcore’s North American reach, both directly and through its partners, is underpinned by the company’s crucial relationship with Tech Data, the leading global enabler of IT distribution.

“Tech Data is committed to putting the most powerful tools into the hands of innovators. In the AI revolution, Graphcore systems are proving to be one of the most exciting and compelling technologies around, and we are delighted to be playing a part in their growing international presence,” said Joseph Cousin, Vice President, GCC Americas at Tech Data.

Graphcore’s new partners offered the following comments:

“Whether it is pure AI or a wider range of HPC applications, Graphcore’s systems are increasingly seen as the must-have compute platform for any next-generations datacenter. At Applied Data Systems we expect to see demand spanning all of the industries and verticals we serve, from Government research labs to life sciences, media, and oil and gas.

Craig Swanson, Managing Partner, Applied Data Systems

“Canada has well-earned its reputations for being at the leading-edge of artificial intelligence innovation, both in research and applied AI. Images et Technologie’s relationship with Graphcore allows our mutual customers to continue pushing the limits of what is possible and solving the world’s biggest computing challenges.”

Emmanuel Agoston, CEO, Images et Technologie

“At Trace3 our customers are looking for us to solve business problems by leveraging deep learning to harness their data.  One of the technology tools we bring to the table is Graphcore.  We find its ability to find new efficiencies in today’s most demanding workloads is a terrific fit in our AI solutions.”

Matt Fornito, Head of AI, Trace3

“The relationship between 2CRSi and Graphcore has already proved extremely successful in the EMEA region, where the companies’ shared passion for enabling innovation in AI resonates powerfully with our customers. Bringing 2CRSi to North America as a Graphcore Partner reflects a growing international awareness of the IPUs’ capabilities and demand to bring it to datacenters across the continent.”

Alain Wilmouth, CEO, 2CRSi

“Our heritage is to lead with breakthrough innovations and apply them confidently in established markets. Boston customers are already using Graphcore systems and we believe this technology really does deliver on the bold claims that were made of it. We are excited to continue our growth with Graphcore across the US.”

Manoj Nayee, Managing Director, Boston Limited

“We have seen substantial advantages when applying Graphcore’s technology across many of the sectors that BIOS-IT serves, from finance to deep learning in the cloud and particularly recent examples of the IPU’s implementation with HPC applications. We anticipate significant demand as we work with Graphcore and its customers across North America.”

Ray Beaver, Director, BIOS IT USA.

About Graphcore

Graphcore is the inventor of the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), the world’s most sophisticated microprocessor, designed for the needs of current and next-generation artificial intelligence workloads.

The IPU-M2000 is a 1U datacentre blade, built around four Graphcore Colossus GC200 IPU processors, capable of one PetaFlop of AI compute. For many AI training and inference tasks, IPU systems significantly outperforms the latest GPU-based systems.

Graphcore’s IPU-POD64 for large scale deployments offers the ability to run very large models across up to 64 IPU processors in parallel, or to share the compute resource across multiple users and tasks.

Since its founding in 2016, Graphcore has raised over $710 million in funding.

More information can be found at https://www.graphcore.ai

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