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Build Next Generation AI with State of the Art IPU Technology

Launching at NeurIPS 2019, the Graphcore Innovator Program is offering exceptional AI researchers the opportunity to develop their own breakthrough applications on the Graphcore IPU. This powerful new architecture is designed specifically for machine intelligence and can run next generation models orders of magnitude faster.

To inaugurate the Graphcore Innovator Program, we are inviting innovators to pursue entirely new types of machine intelligence research on our IPU that were previously unachievable with CPUs and GPUs.

Read our state of the art benchmarks for more information on our IPU’s performance. 

Eligibility Criteria 

We are particularly interested in hearing from AI innovators working on applications requiring:  

  • Flexible massively parallel independent (MIMD) computations   
  • Increasing model sparsity  
  • High throughput at low latency 
  • Stochastic computations (e.g. probabilistic learning) 
  • Energy-efficient numerical formats 

For the initial rollout of the Innovator Program, to be considered applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be part of a research institution, if applying as research candidate (or as a group) 
  • Agree and comply with the T&Cs of the program  

Successful applicants will gain 6 months’ free continuous access to 8 C2 cards (16 IPUs) connected via IPU-Links in a server chassis available in the cloud. (Depending on the project, in exceptional circumstances extensions may be granted of up to one year.) 

The program will run on a continuous basis with the first cohort of innovators being selected in March 2020. 

How to apply 

To apply for Graphcore Innovator Program, please fill in the application form below. 

For any application-related questions, please contact: innovate@graphcore.ai 


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