Deep Learning for Simulation in HPC
Since NCS exploits directly the results of traditional simulations, the integration of HPC clusters with Kubernetes, distributed training on multiple GPUs and the efficient exchange of large volume of data is a force-multiplier for AI. Therefore, NCS has been built to leverage the flexibility and power of cloud HPC services (such as Microsoft Azure) that provide seamless integration with large volumes of simulation results, access to heterogenous computing platforms and ability to deploy trained models in a secure environment for remote engineering and design teams working in different locations.
In short, the association of GCNNs with cloud-based HPC is breaking a new barrier in terms of possibilities, performance and convenience for deploying AI-based design optimization at large organizations and provides significant reduction of design times thanks to high performance in simulation, training and inference.
CEO & Founder at Neural Concept
Pierre received an engineering degree in Applied Mathematics and a Masters degree in Operations Research from Ecole Polytechnique. After working as an Engineer for Credit-Suisse in London, he joined the Computer Vision Laboratory at EPFL. He got his doctoral degree in early 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Pascual Fua and Francois Fleuret. His research focused on Deep Structured Learning and Variational Inference applied to Computer Vision. As a result of his doctoral thesis, Pierre took the leap as an entrepreneur and founded Neural Concept in 2018.
EMEA Director for Azure HPC at Microsoft
Antigoni started her career as a scientist at the German Aerospace Center. She holds a PhD in physics and contributed to combustion research with laser technologies. In 1999 she joined IBM where she soon became the Europe project portfolio lead for IBM’s IT infrastructure transformation. She held various positions at IBM Technology Services within the Strategic Outsourcing business. In 2015 she moved to Lenovo as a Technical Sales Leader for server HW in Central Region and extended her scope to sales leadership for High Performance Computing for the last 3 years before joining Microsoft. Since April 2020 she is leading the EMEA Azure HPC business at Microsoft driving the cloud adoption for HPC workloads.