Alibaba Group’s cloud computing business, AliCloud, signed a new partnership with NVIDIA to collaborate on AliCloud HPC, the first GPU-accelerated cloud platform for high performance computing (HPC) in China.
AliCloud will work with NVIDIA to broadly promote its cloud-based GPU offerings to its customers — primarily fast-growing startups – for AI and HPC work.
“Innovative companies in deep learning are one of our most important user communities,” said Zhang Wensong, chief scientist of AliCloud. “Together with NVIDIA, AliCloud will use its strength in public cloud computing and experiences accumulated in HPC to offer emerging companies in deep learning greater support in the future.”
The two companies will also create a joint research lab, providing AliCloud users with services and support to help them take advantage of GPU-accelerated computing to create deep learning and other HPC applications.