IPU-POD Cloud Service

Get access to the new Graphcloud, utilizing Graphcore IPU-POD technology, capable of scaling
16 to 256 Graphcore Intelligence Processing Units, only available with Cirrascale Cloud Services.

Massively Scalable Machine Intelligence Systems

Graphcore systems excel at both training and inference. The highly parallel computational resources together with graph software tools and libraries, allows researchers to explore machine intelligence across a much broader front than current solutions. Graphcore technology allows recent successes in deep learning to be effectively and efficiently applied towards algorithms developed for general artificial intelligence, NLP, financial risk analysis and more.

Graphcloud enables customers to use various IPU-POD configurations as a service for a unique solution for massive, disaggregated scale-out enabling high-performance machine intelligence compute to supercomputing scale. The latest IPU-POD128 and IPU-POD256 build upon the innovative IPU-M2000 and offers seamless scale-out to work as one integral whole or as independent subdivided partitions to handle multiple workloads and different users.

The IPU-POD128 and IPU-POD256 are the first systems to utilize the new IPU-Gateway Links, the horizontal, rack-to-rack connections that extend IPU connectivity across multiple PODs. The whole system, hardware, and software have been architected together. IPU-POD128 and IPU-POD256 support standard frameworks and protocols to enable a smooth integration. Innovators can focus on deploying their AI workloads at scale, using familiar tools while benefitting from cutting-edge performance in the cloud.

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Full Software Stack and Framework Support

With Poplar, managing IPUs at scale is as simple as programming a single device, allowing you to focus on the data and the results. Graphcore's state of the art compiler simplifies IPU programming by handling all the scheduling and work partitioning of large models, including memory control, while the Graph Engine builds the runtime to execute your workload efficiently in Graphcloud. Graphcore has made it possible to dynamically share your AI compute, with Graphcore’s Virtual IPU software. You can have tens, hundreds, even thousands of IPUs working together on model training.

Poplar Framework Diagram

Graphcore's Poplar software supports standard ML frameworks including TensorFlow, PyTorch, ONNX and PaddlePaddle as well as industry standard converged infrastructure management tools so it’s easy to deploy, including Open BMC, Redfish, Docker containers, and orchestration with Slurm and Kubernetes.

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Highly Secure Cloud Access for Every Industry

Cloud security means protecting a complex web of workloads consisting of hardware, applications, and data spread across edge, core, remote workforce, and cloud deployments. Cirrascale Cloud Services’ data centers and infrastructure are architected to protect your information, identities, applications, and devices.

Accessing Graphcloud is secure and easy. Cirrascale uses industry-standard link encryption and authentication methods such as IPsec and SSH to ensure the security of data during transmission. A multitiered set of defensive services are also used to strictly control network access. Your data remains safe throughout your time using our service. Once you opt to exit our service, our engineering operations team personally verifies that your data has been removed.

Multi-Cloud Support Through Megaport

Customers can utilize Megaport connectivity through Cirrascale and an AWS DirectConnect, Azure ExpressRoute, or Google Cloud Partner Interconnect to enable a seamless connection between a customer’s VPC at these hyperscalers and their Graphcloud instance.

This connection lets customers connect to any one of, or to a multiple of, the world’s leading hyperscalers and access best-of-breed services. Additionally, it enables customers to connect to multiple cloud regions from a single interconnection point with greater security and privacy than traditional networking solutions.

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Graphcloud IPU-POD Pricing

Using a Graphcore IPU cloud instance with Cirrascale ensures no hidden fees with our flat-rate billing model. You pay one price without the worry of fluctuating bills like those at other providers. Pricing shown below is per instance for the total time stated.

IPU Instance IPU Specs Weekly Rate Monthly Rate 1-Year Rate 3-Year Rate
IPU-POD 16 4x IPU-M2000 $5,000 $16,000
IPU-POD 64 16x IPU-M2000 $20,000 $64,000
IPU-POD 128 32x IPU-M2000 $40,000 $128,000
IPU-POD 256 64x IPU-M2000 $80,000 $256,000
* Cirrascale Cloud Services does not provide servers by the hour. The "hourly equivalent" price is shown as a courtesy for comparison against vendors like AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

High-Speed and Object Storage Offerings

Cirrascale has partnered with the industry’s top storage vendors to supply our customers with the absolute fastest storage options available. Connected with up to 100Gb Ethernet, our specialized NVMe hot-tier storage offerings deliver the performance needed to eliminate workflow bottlenecks.

Type Capacity Price/GB/Month
NVMe Hot-Tier Storage 50TB or Greater $0.20
Object Storage Less Than 50TB $0.04
Object Storage 50TB - 2PB $0.02
Object Storage 2PB or Greater $0.01

Additional Resources

Getting Started with Graphcloud

Get up and running fast using Graphcore IPUs and Poplar software with Graphcore's comprehensive "Getting Started" documentation.

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Poplar SDK Analyst Report

Detailed technical white paper on the Poplar software stack from analyst Moor Insights & Strategy.

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