Nvidia & AliCloud Sign Deal for First GPU-based Cloud HPC Platform in China
AliBaba Group, the world’s largest e-commerce giant is spreading its wings to other regions now. The company’s cloud computing division, AliCloud, has signed a strategic partnership deal with Nvidia with an aim to propel their High-Performance Computing (HPC) program further.
It has been announced that the two companies will be working together primarily with one aim and that is to create the first GPU-based cloud HPC platform in China.
Not only that, it was announced when the deal was signed at Nvidia’s Computing Conference – 2016 Shanghai Summit that they will also “provide emerging companies support in areas of HPC and deep learning with comprehensive GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) computing.”
The global vice president of the American technology company, Shankar Trivedi says that they will be offering GPU accelerated computing services to emerging companies:
Users can enjoy the latest GPU accelerated HPC, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and deep learning technologies through the cloud. By leveraging our comprehensive accelerated computing platform and global ecosystem, NVIDIA is teaming up with AliCloud to provide emerging companies with strong HPC and Deep Learning support and empower them to innovate.
Not only that AliCloud and Nvidia are also going to start a lab together where deep learning researches will be held alongside technical co-operations. At the new labs, HPC applications’ porting, optimization, services and support will also be provided.
While this is a strategically important partnership, many more are to follow. AliCloud plans to partner with over 1,000 data developers on the platform and that too within the next three years.