Grenoble INP – Ensimag


Public sector


Ensimag, located in Grenoble (France), is one of the top French “grandes écoles”, training highly skilled students in applied mathematics and informatics. The school is part of Grenoble INP, a group of institutions running scientific programs that focus on the major challenges of our time: energy, environment, digital society, micro- and nanotechnologies, and the industry of the future.

The project at a glance

The IBM Power9 AC922 server offers unrivaled artificial intelligence (AI) processing power, performing up to 200 million billion calculations every second.

In early 2019, Hardis Group launched AI Cloud, a packaged cloud platform that lets businesses and higher education institutions harness the server’s peerless processing power for artificial intelligence applications. Grenoble INP – Ensimag was the first school to use the platform, with students accessing the Power9 server through Hardis Group’s cloud-based service.

Project objectives

  • Provide a turnkey cloud-based service for performing AI calculations on large datasets
  • Enable students to enhance their AI skills without the need for expensive hardware spend

Work performed

  • Installing and operating the cloud-based service at Hardis Group data centers


  • The school enjoys all the benefits of state-of-the-art computing equipment without having to operate it
  • Engineering students benefit from access to cutting-edge processors
  • Students enhance their AI skills

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