House of CAIR – a computational powerhouse
House of CAIR is a centre for research excellence on artificial intelligence at the University of Agder.
In House of CAIR, we gather leading researchers in artificial intelligence from Europe and beyond, so that we together can take the next big leaps forward in artificial intelligence research. This includes:
- developing artificial morality,
- realizing fully explainable artificial intelligence,
- building an artificial intelligence that understands cause and effect,
- providing artificial intelligence that masters natural language, and
- making artificial intelligence available everywhere, from the smallest devices to large supercomputers.
With our research, we aim to impact health, education, safety, and sustainable energy, to bring society to the next level.
The House of CAIR supercomputer
Computing power is a decisive factor for research in artificial intelligence. Our supercomputer, fully deployed in 2019, is built from eight NVIDIA DGX-2 computers. It provides:
- 128 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs,
- 655 360 CUDA cores,
- 81 920 tensor cores,
- 4 TB GPU memory,
- 12 TB system memory,
- 256 TB storage, and
- 16 petaflops performance.
House of CAIR provides computing power that can carry out calculations that few other universities or companies are able to by themselves in the world today.
The House of CAIR researchers
In House of CAIR, 28 researchers from UiA are joined by leading researchers from Europe and beyond:
|Prof. Alex Yakovlev, Newcastle University, UK||Jonny Edwards, Temporal Computing, UK|
|Dr. Rishad Shafik, Newcastle University, UK||Prof. Nikolai Petkov, University of Groningen, NL|
|Dr. Marco Wiering, University of Groningen, NL||Dr. Michael H. F. Wilkinson, University of Groningen, NL|
|Dr. Kerstin Bunte, University of Groningen, NL||Prof. Vladimir Zadorozhny, University of Pittsburgh, US|
|Prof. Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Luleå University of Technology, SE||Dr. Saturnino Luz, University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Dr. Paul De Sousa, University of Edinburgh, UK||Prof. B. John Oommen, Carleton University, CA|
We also work closely with researchers from our partners in the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium (https://www.nora.ai/).
Selected House of CAIR research projects
|Energy-Autonomous Pervasive Artificial Intelligence||1.9.2019 - 1.9.2020||R. Shafik, A. Yakovlev, O.-C. Granmo, J. Edwards, L. Jiao||Newcastle University, Nokia Bell Labs, University of Agder|
|Monte Carlo Tsetlin Machine Tree Search||1.8.2019 - 1.8.2021||S. R. Gorji, O.-C. Granmo, M. A. Wiering, B. V. Matheussen, S. Glimsdal||University of Agder, University of Groningen|
|Sustainable AI||1.8.2019 -||V. Zadorozhny, O.-C. Granmo||University of Pittsburgh, University of Agder|
|Logic-based Artificial Intelligence Everywhere: Tsetlin Machines in Hardware (AIEverywhere)||1.10.2020-30.9.2024||R. Shafik, A. Yakovlev, M. A. Wiering, C. W. Omlin, O.-C. Granmo||University of Agder, Newcastle University, University of Groningen|