1. Introduction

This document lists the approved host servers for use with the IPU-POD DA.

The IPU-M2000 is a 1U IPU-Machine containing four Colossus GC200 IPUs providing 1 petaFLOPS of compute, up to 450 GB Exchange Memory, 2.8 Tbps low-latency IPU-Fabric interconnect, and an IPU gateway controller supporting host disaggregation. The IPU-M2000 can be used in “direct attach” mode, where they are connected directly to the host server, rather than via network switches. Such a system is called the IPU‑POD Direct Attach or IPU‑POD DA.

As other IPU-POD systems become available, they will be added to this document together with the appropriate servers.

Graphcore fully qualifies and tests server configurations using one CPU processor variant, which we call the default option. This default option is indicated in the configuration tables. Compatible CPU variants which are suitable for systems with different numbers of IPU-M2000 stacks are also shown.

As other servers are qualified, they will be added to this list. If your preferred server is not included, please contact us for detailed information on how partners can certify other servers with the same specification. Customers should speak to their authorised Graphcore reseller in the first instance.

For information on using the IPU-POD DA, refer to the IPU-POD Direct Attach Getting Started Guide.