2021 update

Our Slack workspace continues to be the place the user group “meets”. If you use GPU-acceleration on POWER9 then please join the conversation there: https://www.poweraiug.org/join/

During the pandemic we haven’t met (face to face or on Zoom etc.) as a user group, but we may organise meeting in the coming months if there is sufficient demand for one!

Third Power AI User Group Meeting

Our third meeting is a 90 minute breakout session at CIUK 2019.

To attend the User Group please register to attend CIUK. No separate registration is necessary for the User Group meeting.


Andrew Edmondson – University of Birmingham
10:05Convergence of HPC & AI on Summit and elsewhere
Paul Graham – NVIDIA
10:25The current state of AI on Power
Andrew Laidlaw – IBM
10:45POWER9 at Birmingham – TensorFlow 2 and more
Andrew Edmondson – University of Birmingham
11:05Use of AI on Power in Research
Ed ffrench – IBM

Second Power AI User Group Meeting

The second Power AI UG meeting took place on Monday 8th July in Birmingham from 10am to 4pm. Please see the links below for slides.


Murray Learning Centre, room UG10.

We recommend taking the train to University Station, then the Murray Learning Centre is a two minute walk.


10.00Registration and refreshments
10.30Introduction and WelcomeslidesAndrew Edmondson, University of Birmingham
10.45“EmPOWERing Software: Porting Code to Run on our Power AI Cluster”slidesSimon Branford, University of Birmingham
11.30“Using POWER at Warwick University”slidesDugan Witherick, University of Warwick
12:15Lunch at the Edgbaston Park Hotel Restaurant (sponsored by OCF and IBM)
13:45Tour of the University of Birmingham’s fully water-cooled research data centreSimon Thompson, University of Birmingham
14:30“Building scientific software on POWER, what help is available?”slidesAndrew Edmondson, University of Birmingham
15:15“Introductions to SnapML and Large Model Support”slidesGiorgos Aniftos, IBM