The Deep Learning Major Research Instrument Project

NCSA's new Deep Learning Major Research Instrument Project will develop and deploy an innovative instrument for accelerating deep learning research at the University of Illinois.

The instrument will integrate the latest computing, storage, and interconnect technologies in a purpose-built, shared-use system. In turn, the instrument will deliver unprecedented performance levels for extreme data-intensive fields of research across many diverse disciplines like computer vision, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, healthcare and education. The instrument's development will be driven by Illinois' deep learning community in collaboration with IBM and NVIDIA.

The instrument will serve as a focal point for Illinois' rapidly expanding and globally relevant deep learning research community, enable expansion of several diverse research programs, and contribute to STEM education and training.