07 Jul 2021

Launch of NVIDIA Cambridge-1

07 July, 2021 - London, United Kingdom - NVIDIA's Cambridge-1 supercomputer was officially launched today. The supercomputer is the United Kingdom’s most powerful and is hosted within Kao Data's campus in Harlow. The supercomputer sets a new bar for high performance computing (HPC), not just in its computational performance, but in how it was deployed in a mere 20 weeks, during the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Founding partners on the Cambridge-1 project include AstraZeneca, GSK, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London and Oxford Nanopore. An NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ supercomputing cluster, Cambridge-1 will accelerate UK healthcare research into areas such as drug discovery and genome sequencing. Cambridge-1 benefits from Kao Data's DGX-Ready and HPC-tailored technical environments and is powered by 100% renewable energy, making it one of the world's greenest supercomputers.

“Disease prevention, climate change and efforts to drive a post-pandemic, green recovery are some of the most pressing issues of our time,” said Lee Myall, CEO, Kao Data. “I believe that Cambridge-1, and the continued efforts of its founding partners will be instrumental for the future of humankind. At Kao Data, we are delighted to be hosting the UK's fastest supercomputer sustainably, and supporting ambitions to build back better through our work with NVIDIA."

You can watch the official inauguration of Cambridge-1 featuring an address from founder and CEO of NVIDIA, Jensen Huang and CEO of Kao Data, Lee Myall, below:

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