Hardware Documents

Bow Pod systems

Bow-2000 IPU-Machine Datasheet

Technical specifications for the Bow-2000 IPU-Machine.

Bow Pod Direct Attach Build and Test Guide

Instructions for assembling the hardware, installing the software, and then testing a single Bow-2000 direct attach system.

Bow Pod16 Reference Design Datasheet

Technical specifications for the Bow Pod16 reference design.

Bow Pod64 Reference Design: Build and Test Guide

Instructions for assembling the hardware, installing the software, and then testing a Bow Pod64 system.

Bow Pod64 Reference Design Datasheet

Technical specifications for the Bow Pod64 reference design.

Bow Pod256 Reference Design Datasheet

Technical specifications for the Bow Pod256.

Bow Pod Expansion Guide

Instructions to expand Bow Pod systems. Expansions described: Bow Pod16 direct attach to Bow Pod64 and Bow Pod64 to larger Bow Pod systems.

IPU-POD systems

IPU-M2000 IPU-Machine Datasheet

Technical specifications for the IPU-M2000 IPU-Machine.

IPU-POD Direct Attach Build and Test Guide

Instructions for assembling the hardware, installing the software, and then testing an IPU‑POD16 system.

IPU-POD16 Direct Attach Datasheet

Technical specifications for the IPU‑POD16.

IPU-POD64 Reference Design: Build and Test Guide

Instructions for assembling the hardware, installing the software, and then testing an IPU‑POD64 system.

IPU-POD64 Reference Design: Installation and Integration Guide

Requirements and a high-level best practice guide for deploying the IPU‑POD64 into a data centre environment.

IPU-POD64 Reference Design Datasheet

Technical specifications for the IPU‑POD64.

IPU-POD64 Data Centre Checklist

A checklist to confirm requirements for data centres installing IPU‑POD64 systems.

IPU-POD128 Reference Design: Build and Test Guide

Instructions for assembling the hardware, installing the software, and then testing an IPU‑POD128 system.

IPU-POD128 Data Centre Checklist

A checklist to confirm requirements for data centres installing IPU‑POD128 systems.

IPU-POD128 Reference Design Datasheet

Technical specifications for the IPU‑POD128.

IPU-POD Expansion Guide

Instructions to expand IPU-POD systems. Expansions described: IPU‑POD4 direct attach to IPU‑POD16 direct attach, IPU‑POD16 direct attach to IPU‑POD64 and IPU‑POD64 to larger IPU-POD systems.

Other information

Pod Deployment Datacentre Checklist

A checklist to confirm requirements for data centres installing Pod systems.

Graphcore Approved Servers

Specification of servers approved for use with IPU-Machines and IPU-POD systems.

Reference architectures

Graphcore OpenStack reference design for IPU-POD systems

A reference configuration of an IPU‑POD64 deployed with OpenStack management software

Scaling AI with Graphcore and Pure Storage

An example reference architecture, developed with Pure Storage, using FlashBlade storage with the IPU-POD

Graphcore IPU Based Systems with Weka Data Platform

An example reference architecture has been developed in partnership with Weka using the Weka data platform for AI with a Graphcore Pod.

Graphcore Pod with DDN Storage

An example reference architecture has been developed in partnership with DDN storage solutions using a DDN AI400X2 storage system with a Graphcore Pod.

System management tools

BMC User Guide

User guide that defines the functions and the interfaces provided by the BMC software on an IPU-Machine (IPU-M2000 and Bow-2000).

Graphcore Command Line Tools

User guide for the command line tools that provide information on the current status of the connected hardware. These tools are included with the Poplar SDK.

Graphcore IPU Info Library (gcipuinfo)

User guide for the Graphcore IPU Info library (gcipuinfo). This library provides an API for monitoring and gathering information about the IPUs available in a system, and the applications using them.

PopDist and PopRun: User Guide

User guide for configuring and running distributed applications. The Poplar Distributed Configuration Library (PopDist) provides an API to prepare applications for distributed execution and PopRun is the command line utility to launch distributed applications on Pod systems.

rack_tool(1)

User guide for the tool that allows you to perform operations related to one or more IPU-Machines in a rack.

Using IPUs from Docker

User guide explaining how to run applications in Docker on a Linux machine using one or more physical IPUs.

V-IPU Administrator Guide

User guide for administrators of data centre clusters based on the Graphcore® Virtual-IPU™ (V-IPU). The V-IPU management software provides a control plane for large-scale multi-tenanted deployments of IPUs.

V-IPU User Guide

User guide for users of data centre clusters based on the Graphcore® Virtual-IPU™ (V-IPU). The V-IPU management software provides a control plane for large-scale multi-tenanted deployments of IPUs.

Troubleshoooting

ICU Recovery Mode (911)

Information for recovering from ICU error states, for example after a failed firmware update.