High-Performance Computing for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Turin

The University of Turin and Polytechnic University of Turin have joined forces to create a federated competence center on High-Performance Computing (HPC), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Big Data Analytics (BDA). A center capable of collaborating with entrepreneurs to boost their ability to innovate on data-driven technologies and applications.
The first goal of HPC4AI is to establish a large and modern laboratory to co-design with industries and SMEs research and technology transfer projects. HPC4AI has been co-funded by Regione Piemonte via EU POR-FESR 2014-2020 with 4.5M€ and ready for service at the beginning of 2019.

PROJECTS

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SERVICES

Research

We are open for collaborations in research projects (EU, National, Regional). UNITO is currently running 125+ EU H2020 projects (27 coordinated, 7 ERC) The Computer Science Department, with its 80+ professors, covers the major research areas: HPC, AI (Deep/Federated Learning, Reasoning, Perception, …), BigData, UI/UX, Blockchain, Algorithms, Edge/IoT.

Fully-flexible Infrastructure-as-a-Service

HPC4AI implements a cloudifyed HPC system targeting AI workloads.
Designed for research, allowing end-to-end configuration options: from HW to OS to cloud to service. The portfolio of services includes VMs+Storage, virtual clusters with access to OpenStack console (IaaS & PaaS).
HPC4AI is eligible to receive the Piedmont region voucher program supporting research costs up to 70%.

Advanced Cloud Services

Private Kubernetes instances, hybrid cloud-HPC workflow management, cloud bursting, private segregated virtual cluster with full admin privileges. Jupiter-as-a-service with GPU-enabled Spark and PyTorch.
Examples:
– Banca D’Italia games – http://4s4s.hpc4ai.it
– HiC data explorer – http://neohic.hpc4ai.it
– PRAISE score of acute coronary syndrome – http://praise.hpc4ai.it

SYSTEMS

Tier-III datacentre with 2200+ CPU cores and 80+ V100/T4 GPUs

A 250KVA Tier-III adiabatic green datacenter with 16 racks, Intel, 80-cores compute nodes with 4 GPUs per node (T4 or V100-SMX2), four storage classes (300TB SSD hyper-converged, 1PB hybrid multi-tenant HW-encrypted scale-out NAS, 1PB cold storage backup), 100GB/s SDN networking.

Multi-tenant hybrid edge-cloud-HPC system

A novel hybrid cloud system operated with UNITO’s “secure HPC tenant” technologies, which is based on research products such as Deployment-as-a-service and Streamflow cross-cloud workflow management system. No lock-in thanks to segregated privates kubernetes instances.

45+ Academic and Industrial Research Projects

Edge-Cloud engineering, Federated Learning, Genetics, Medical imagining, Radiomics, Oncology, Complex networks, Astrophysics, Social sciences, Gaming, …

Designed for research on HPC & AI

Flexibility-by-design at all levels of the software stack. Possibility to experiment at Metal/Infrastructure/ Platform/Service/Deployment-as-Service levels. Configured by HPC people for AI workloads.

TESTIMONIALS

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PRICES

Researchers from the University of Turin can apply for free access for unfunded research (Tiny or TinyGPU) and benefit from a 50% discount on all resources.
Personalised IaaS configurations and PaaS/SaaS are available on request.

GPU-ENABLED PROJECTS
(€/month VAT included)

TinyGPU
€350/m

Max 3 VMs using an aggregate of 1 T4 GPU, 12 VCPUs, 24 GB RAM, 0.5TB HD, 1 IPs, unlimited networking

SmallGPU
€1000/m

Max 5 VMs using an aggregate of 3 T4 GPUs, 30 VCPUs, 80 GB RAM, 1TB HD, 1 IPs, unlimited networking

MediumGPU
€2700/m

Max 12 VMs using an aggregate of 8 T4 (or 4 V100) GPUs, 96 VCPUs, 192 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 1TB HD, 2 IPs, unlimited networking

LargeGPU
€5500/m

Max 18 VMs using an aggregate of 14 T4 (or 7 V100) GPUs, 216 VCPUs, 384 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 5TB HD, 2 IPs, unlimited networking


STANDARD PROJECTS
(€/month VAT included)

Tiny
€180/m

Max 3 VMs using an aggregate of 12 VCPUs, 24 GB RAM, 0.5TB HD, 1 IPs, unlimited networking

Small
€500/m

Max 5 VMs using an aggregate of 30 VCPUs, 80 GB RAM, 1TB HD, 1 IPs, unlimited networking

Medium
€1500/m

Max 12 VMs using an aggregate of 96 VCPUs, 192 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 1TB HD, 2 IPs, unlimited networking

Large
€3000/m

Max 18 VMs using an aggregate of 216 VCPUs, 384 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 5TB HD, 2 IPs, unlimited networking

Project Resource Request Form

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