2021 Press Releases

October 20, 2021

Graphcore Open SEA Regional Hub in Singapore

Graphcore - maker of the Intelligence Processing Unit and IPU-POD data centre systems for AI - announces the opening of its Southeast Asia regional hub in Singapore.
 

The office will provide support to Graphcore's local teams and customers throughout ASEAN's fast-growing economies, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore.
 
Customers choose Graphcore systems for their superior performance on today's AI workloads and their ability to unlock new AI techniques for tomorrow's emerging applications as demand for IPU-POD data centre compute systems grows throughout Asia.
 
Most recently, NHN and Korea Telecom announced plans to use IPU technology in upcoming AI data centre projects.
 
Welcoming new partners
Graphcore is also expanding its presence in Southeast Asia with the expert support of three new Elite Partners – NetWeb and Cxrus, headquartered in Singapore, and INT2, based in Vietnam - who join Graphcore's global partners
 
Working with NetWeb, Cxrus and INT2, Graphcore aims to put IPUs into the hands of many more innovators across the ASEAN region – through cloud and on-prem deployments - enabling them to advance the application of machine intelligence in fields such finance, healthcare, scientific research, industrial and automotive.
 
Southeast Asia Country Manager at Graphcore, Philip Tan said: "There is a tremendous appetite for Graphcore technology across Southeast Asia and we are making excellent progress adding new customers and partners."
"By establishing our regional hub in Singapore, we will be better placed to serve our in-country teams, support Graphcore users and open up more new markets."
 
A drive to innovate
In addition to being a hub for Graphcore's operations in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a rapidly growing consumer of cutting-edge technology.
 
Singapore's vibrant ecosystem, which is ranked as the world's eighth most innovative country, is frequently compared to Silicon Valley due to its large community of start-ups, enterprises, and early adopters. Singapore's government invests heavily in research and development, with up to $150 million set to be invested in AI by 2025.
 
Welcoming Graphcore's decision to locate in Singapore, Natalie Black, Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, said: "We congratulate Graphcore on their expansion in Singapore. This company is a great example of the UK's exciting, innovative tech sector and of our world-beating expertise in AI and DeepTech. Graphcore continues Bristol's long legacy of hardware engineering, and demonstrates the deep UK-Singapore digital trade relationship."
 
The opening of Graphcore Singapore will create a number of new jobs, increasing over time. Details of open positions at all of Graphcore's locations world-wide can be found at graphcore.ai/careers.