NVIDIA in Partnership to Build Taiwan’s First HPC System for Medical Research

NVIDIA and Taiwan-based Asustek Computer have announced a partnership with Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) to develop the first AI supercomputer for biomedical research in Taiwan.

According to an article in Digitimes Asia, NHRI will provide health research data, while Asustek and NVIDIA will provide AI cloud technology and high-performance computing servers.

Digitimes Asia reported that Asustek chairman Jonney Shih said the alliance will build Taiwan’s first supercomputer for biomedical research by leveraging NVIDIA’s AI supercomputing technology, AI models and analytical computing applications, as well as NHRI’s research, Asustek’s AI HPC cloud platform and Taiwan Web Service (TWS) maintenance consulting services.

Shih said multiomics analysis, medical image identification and drug/vaccine development software will also be used to increase the efficiency of NHRI’s AI research. “In addition to developing HPC solutions for precision health, medical research and vaccine development, Asustek will also partner with NHRI to accelerate the development of AI applications in Taiwan’s biomedical industry by focusing on healthcare big data and biomedical AI models. , the company said.” Digitimes Asia reports.

Since becoming a software provider of the Taiwania 2 supercomputer in 2018, Asustek has assigned AI cloud engineers to research and develop and integrate systems software, the company said. Taiwania 2 ranks 54th on the latest Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers and 34th on the Green500.

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