Computer and digits and Alvis logo
​​Alvis is a Swedish national infrastructure available for researchers. The name Alvis means the all-wise and originates from Old Scandinavian, and is written in runic script in the symbol.

Inauguration of Alvis – computer resource for AI and machine learning

​Welcome to a virtual inauguration that marks the second phase of Alvis, Chalmers’ new computation and storage resource for AI and machine learning! Listen in to learn more about what this new addition will mean for national research.

On Friday, February 25 at 1 PM, Alvis phase 2 will be inaugurated via Zoom (registration below). This large-scale computer resource is a part of the national e-infrastructure SNIC, with placement at the Chalmers University of Technology. The investment is financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and the computer system is delivered by Lenovo.

During the inauguration, you will learn more about what this investment will mean for national research, with input from the President of Chalmers, Stefan Bengtsson, and the funders. Also, representatives from Chalmers will be participating and describe, among other things, the scientific results that have already been achieved with the smaller Alvis phase 1.
You will also get the opportunity to raise any questions you might have about the new resource. See the full programme below.

ZOOM-link to inauguration: 


13:00 Introduction
Josef Lindman Hörnlund, moderator. He is a senior machine learning engineer with long experience from Klarna, Collector to Modelai and also a regular speaker at machine learning conferences, such as GAIA.

The Chalmers perspective on infrastructures such as Alvis 
Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology. 

A word from the funder of the Alvis investment 
Sara Mazur, Director Strategic Research at Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and Chair Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, WASP

Presentation of Alvis 
Sverker Holmgren, Director for Chalmers e-commons, who support researchers, research groups and other research infrastructures at Chalmers in all aspects of research data and computing; from data collection, analysis, and large-scale computing calculations of data, to storage, sharing and publishing data.

How can Alvis contribute to national research?  
Per Dannetun, Deputy University Director, and Director of Research, Linköping University. He will talk in his role as board member and vice chairman of SNIC, the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing. SNIC is financing the operation of Alvis. 

What can Alvis contribute to seen from a national, Nordic and European perspective?  
Daniel Gillblad, Director of Chalmers AI Research Centre (CHAIR) and Co-director AI Sweden.

Ca 13:50 
Q&A session with questions from the audience.

Ca 14:00 
The technology used in Alvis
Scott Tease, Vice President, General Manager HPC and AI WW at Lenovo.

Presentation of research report from Alvis phase 1
Nora Speicher, Digital Research Engineer within AI and Machine Learning, Chalmers e-Commons.

14:40 The End​

NOTE: For researchers connected to Chalmers, there will be a kick-off event for e-commons Areas of Interest ​in the morning. See more info on Chalmers intranet.
​Co​ntact: Sverker Holmgren​, Director Chalmers e-commons
For Zoom-link to event, please mail:​

Category Event
Location: online
Starts: 25 February, 2022, 13:00
Ends: 25 February, 2022, 15:00

Page manager Published: Thu 03 Mar 2022.