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Group 42 Achieves Ground-Breaking Supercomputing Performance Ranking the United Arab Emirates for the First Time in the Top 100
Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 20, 2019: Group 42 (G42), the Abu Dhabi-based Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing company, announced that its Artemis supercomputer was ranked No.26th on the list of world’s TOP500 supercomputers as published on November 18, 2019.
This is the first time a UAE-based organization is making it to the top 100 supercomputers list, a testimony to the increasingly important standing of the UAE in the global technology community.
The UAE ecosystem of industry and research communities will benefit from the availability of the Artemis supercomputer-based AI platform. G42 partnered with NVIDIA to deploy the first phase of this supercomputer, which delivers a total of 7.2 petaflops of double-precision HPL performance.
Peng Xiao, Group CEO of G42, said: “As a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence, we are proud to launch the Artemis supercomputer and AI platform to empower researchers and organizations to accelerate innovation and solve real-world problems. This unprecedented capability is the result of our commitment to deliver the region’s most advanced and trusted cloud infrastructure.”
“The rapid growth of AI, and the massive compute required to realize its full potential, make data center acceleration a must-have.” said Paresh Kharya, Director of Product Management, Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “Systems like Artemis, which leverage NVIDIA data center GPUs to bring multiple petaFLOPS of computational power to the UAE, will enable cutting-edge scientific simulation and AI applications.”
G42, which recently supported the launch of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence and also announced the establishment of a joint venture with ADNOC to create AI-enabled solutions for the oil and gas industry, will continue to rapidly expand its supercomputing capability in support of a world-leading cloud ecosystem.
Full TOP500 list available here