CEO: Nigel Toon
Graphcore said its Intelligence Processing Unit chip is the first processor designed from the ground up for machine intelligence. The Bristol, U.K.-based startup in June unveiled its new Colossus MK2 IPU and the corresponding M2000 system, which is equipped with four MK2 IPUs. The startup said eight M2000s can outperform Nvidia’s DGX A100 systems in FP32 compute math by more than 12 times and AI compute by more than three times while only costing a total of 30 percent more. The company has racked up channel partnerships with several system builders and OEMs, including Penguin Computing, Lambda, Dell Technologies and Atos as part of its Global Elite Partner Program.