The companies, which serve both the United States and Canada, will offer advanced AI compute systems for datacentres, based around Graphcore’s Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), IPU-M2000 AI blade, and IPU-POD scale-out solution.
Joining Graphcore’s Global Partner Program are:
Applied Data Systems – a leading supplier and integrator of High Performance Computing systems across government national labs, higher educational research facilities, life science and genomics, media and entertainment, and oil and gas.
Images et Technologie – bringing over 26 years of experience, supplying IT solutions to customers throughout Canada. Images et Technologie customers span a broad range of High-performance Computing industries from architecture, gaming, M&E to artificial intelligence. Building innovative computing platforms to solve the world’s biggest challenges.
Trace3 – from consultation to integration, Trace3 has been delivering strategies and systems for more than two decades, with expertise across cloud, security, infrastructure, AI and more.
Also being added to the growing roster of North American channel partners are 2CRSi, BIOS IT, and Boston, extending the successful work that they have already done with Graphcore in the EMEA and APAC regions.
Graphcore continues to expand its relationship with Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies Capital is an investor in Graphcore, as well as the technology supplier for the first generation of Graphcore systems. Today, Dell’s OEM Solutions Group and Graphcore are working in collaboration to help customers adopt the next generation of IPU technologies.
The new partners join existing members of the Graphcore Partner Program serving North America, Meadowgate Technologies and Wildflower International – both leading suppliers of compute systems and solutions to government and private sector, and Cirrascale Cloud Services, a cloud solution provider that also offers access to Graphcore compute via its Graphcloud service.
The continued growth in Graphcore’s North American reach, both directly and through its partners, is underpinned by the company’s crucial relationship with Tech Data, the leading global enabler of IT distribution.
“Tech Data is committed to putting the most powerful tools into the hands of innovators. In the AI revolution,” said Joseph Cousin, Vice President, GCC Americas at Tech Data.
Graphcore’s new partners offered the following comments:
“ At Applied Data Systems we expect to see demand spanning all of the industries and verticals we serve, from Government research labs to life sciences, media, and oil and gas,” – Craig Swanson, Managing Partner, Applied Data Systems
“At Trace3 our customers are looking for us to solve business problems by leveraging deep learning to harness their data. One of the technology tools we bring to the table is Graphcore. We find its ability to find new efficiencies in today’s most demanding workloads is a terrific fit in our AI solutions, –Matt Fornito, Head of AI, Trace3
“Our heritage is to lead with breakthrough innovations and apply them confidently in established markets. Boston customers are already using Graphcore systems and we believe this technology really does deliver on the bold claims that were made of it,” – Manoj Nayee, Managing Director, Boston Limited
“We have seen substantial advantages when applying Graphcore’s technology across many of the sectors that BIOS-IT serves, from finance to deep learning in the cloud and particularly recent examples of the IPU’s implementation with HPC applications,” – Ray Beaver, Director, BIOS IT USA.