Microprocessor for AI and ML applications developing firm Graphcore opens its first office in India while the country is witnessing an artificial intelligence revolution. The new office will operate under the leadership of Sudhakar Yerneni. In 2020, Graphcore raised $222 million in its series E funding round led by Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan Board, Fidelity International, and Schroders.
All India’s major institutions and enterprises are rapidly promoting education and the adoption of artificial intelligence solutions, making India one of the global hubs for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science.
With Graphcore’s office in India, companies will have access to leading-edge ai compute services, which would further drive the growth of artificial intelligence in the country. Sudhakar Yerneni said, “India is primed to take advantage of the AI revolution. This technology has the power to transform our economy and ensure our continued status as a leading research nation in sectors such as healthcare, finance, energy, agriculture and beyond.”
He further added that Graphcore’s computing systems are boosting the pace of artificial intelligence innovations across the globe as the company’s Intelligent Processing Unit users are making breakthroughs, which are not possible on other technologies.
The company looks forward to seeing the kind of innovations its Indian customers will come up with using Graphcore’s technology. The newly opened office of Graphcore is located in Pune, Maharashtra, and is currently curating talented sales and technical support workers to accelerate the growth of Graphcore’s robust artificial intelligence system adoption in the country.
The Center of Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), an autonomous scientific society that operates under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India, has become one of the newest customers of Graphcore in the country.
Senior director and HoD HPC Technologies, C-DAC, Sanjay Wandhekar, said, “C-DAC exists to advance India’s advanced compute capability, so it is only natural that we would want to explore the many possibilities offered by Graphcore’s IPU.” He also mentioned that with the delivery of the IPU-POD system for evaluation, they would be able to make the technology available to various parts of the country.