The system is built around Graphical Processing Units (GPU:s) accelerator cards, and consists of two types of compute nodes with multiple Nvidia GPU:s each. The new cluster is named Alvis and is dedicated for AI/ML research.
The Alvis system at C3SE is a part of the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, SNIC and financed by WASP (The Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program) together with SNIC.
At the end of August phase 1 of the project was going into production after a test period. This means the system is now open for project assignments.
Thomas Svedberg at Chalmers e-Commons/C3SE and project leader for the SNIC AI/ML project, has already seen several applications regarding using Alvis.
– This is the only dedicated AI/ML system within SNIC and I think we will see a lot of applications.
Researchers from all Swedish universities as well as research institutes can use Alvis and the other SNIC resources. To use SNIC resources you need to be a member of a corresponding SNIC project. To apply for a project visit the SUPR portal (see below).
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