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Graphcore says £900mn UK supercomputer should use its chips

Graphcore, the UK tech start-up, demands a share of the government's £900mn supercomputer project use its AI chips to avoid US tech colonisation.

  • Graphcore demands a portion of the UK's £900mn supercomputer project use its chips.
  • CEO Nigel Toon argues a deal is crucial as its investors are pushing for a move to the US.
  • Toon warns of a tech colonisation by US companies like Nvidia if UK-based suppliers are not included.
  • Graphcore has offered to provide 3,000 of its processors for the exascale project.
  • Graphcore's IPUs were designed for AI applications and have been used by customers worldwide.
Graphcore says £900mn UK supercomputer should use its chips
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