Survey will help to inform UKRI and DSIT of potential hosts for large-scale artificial intelligence (AI) compute systems.
As noted in the Chancellors 2023 Autumn Statement “the government will be investing a further £500 million in compute for AI over the next two financial years”. This builds on the £300 million for the first phase of the new AI Research Resource.
The exact nature and specification of the government investment is still under development.
For the purpose of this exercise, we are seeking to identify organisations with the ability to host or operate large-scale compute systems for AI applications, comprising at least 1,000 graphics processing units or equivalent AI-optimised compute architecture. They should also be capable of being delivered in the planned timescales.