Facebook donates 25 GPU-based servers to augment AI research in Europe

Mark Zuckerberg jogging in a snowy Berlin.Facebook—whose chief Mark Zuckerberg has been on something of a charm offensive in Germany—has confirmed plans to donate 25 “state-of-the-art” GPU-based servers to a myriad of European research institutions. Klaus-Robert Müller of the Technical University of Berlin will be the first benefactor of the new Facebook AI research project. His team will receive four GPU-based servers to assist them in two areas of research: image analysis of breast cancer, and chemical modelling of molecules. “This partnership comes at exactly the right moment for AI research in Germany,” said Dr Müller. “It will help us as we study two very hard and computationally intense learning problems around image analysis of breast cancer, and chemical modelling of molecules. The new servers will help us speed up…


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