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HPC4AI

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

The University of Turin has created a federated competence centre on High-Performance Computing (HPC), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics (BDA). A centre capable to collaborate with entrepreneurs to boost their ability to innovate on data-driven technologies and applications.

Services

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.

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 Piedmont region voucher program supporting research costs up to 70%.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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