The CLUSSTER project aims to strengthen the French and European cloud industry by creating a cloud dedicated to Artificial Intelligence, High-Performance Computing and Quantum Computing.
As a single-entry point, the CLUSSTER project will bring together a range of digital resources for the academic and industrial communities. The project is being led by a consortium of French academic and industrial researchers in numerical calculation and AI: GENCI, CEA, CNRS and Inria, as well as industrialists Eviden (Atos Group), OVHcloud, CS Group, ActiveEon and Qarnot.
At a time when the availability of cloud computing technologies is accelerating, this secure, unified and scalable system, available from 2024, comes as an answer to the requirements of AI and HPC. It will then be extended to cover Quantum Computing.
This as-a-Service model for HPC, AI and Quantum Computing in the cloud will provide access to one of the largest portfolios of computing services and supercomputers, encouraging and enabling the democratisation of advanced computing by simplifying the use of public and private data centres.
For the first time, this project will help to ensure a continuum between open research, confidential research and industrial activities. It also aims to federate both academic and industrial sovereign infrastructures, as well as value-added Expertise-as-a-Service and Learning-as-a-Service services (support, business expertise, training, technology watch).
The first partners to make their computing resources available are France’s public organisations, GENCI, CNRS-IDRIS and Inria, as well as OVHcloud and Qarnot for the private sector.Click below to share this article