Ars Magna1 is a high-performance high-availability computing cluster that operates continuously thanks to its batch system. At present, the facility is composed of:
In total, CAP-IA handles 24 2.2GHz Xeon CPUs, 240 Cores, 1140Gb RAM, 13056 Cuda Cores, 33Gb GPU RAM and 75Tb of storage.
The Ars magna cluster is essentially used to offer the HPC-AI: High Performance Computing for AI services and for IIIA scientists in their research in the field of AI.
1Ramon Llull. Ars Magna, (1315). Ramon Llull expressed in the Ars Magna the idea that reasoning could be artificially implemented in a mechanical device which show the truths so clearly that there was not open to discussion. Ars Magna is considered the first attempt to use logical means to produce knowledge and one of the first implementations of artificial intelligence systems. In the sixteenth century, Giordano Bruno took up his work and developed these ideas as did, in the seventeenth century, Leibniz in the work De Ars Combinatoria.
IIIA's mission is to make the Ars Magna computing capacity available to both industry and researchers, whose projects require computing and memory capabilities beyond those provided by conventional computers. These requirements are sometimes driven by AI challenges that need to be solved in a distributed manner, and that can take advantage of the parallel computing provided by CAP-IA
There are open source libraries for AI tools available, such as Pytorch, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn or Keras.
Additionally, there are several AI tools developed at IIIA that can be used. Highly qualified AI researchers and technicians from IIIA are also at your disposal to help make the most of the infrastructure and available software and, when necessary, will be able to develop customized software for R&D projects, such as: