harrison.ai deploys NVIDIA DGX A100 systems in Equinix data centre

harrison.ai, has deployed eight NVIDIA DGX A100 systems in an Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Sydney to accelerate AI healthtech development.

Through this deployment, the NVIDIA Inception member has launched annalise.ai, a joint venture with I-MED Radiology Network, and developed its first solution Annalise Enterprise CXR, one of the most comprehensive AI clinical decision-support solutions for chest X-rays, capable of detecting up to 124 findings.

The Annalise Enterprise CXR model was trained on more than 750,000 CXR studies, and labeled by a group of 148 radiologists. Every single study was labeled by at least three independent radiologists resulting in consensus. This team spent around 100,000 radiologist hours curating this data set to ensure the level of accuracy required. Without the power of the NVIDIA DGX A100 systems, it would have taken one radiologist about working 40 hours a week over four decades to complete the task.

The high-power digital infrastructure is built on Platform Equinix and the unprecedented compute density, performance and flexibility of the NVIDIA DGX A100. With the universal system for AI workloads, harrison.ai can combine its exceptional deep learning expertise with clinical experience to develop and deploy further healthcare AI solutions.

“This digital infrastructure enables us to tackle bigger healthcare problems, from annalise.ai’s medical imaging solutions, to new AI healthcare solutions requiring more data and processing. By hosting our compute requirements in a secure and cost-effective way, we can quickly and efficiently deploy AI solutions worldwide, improve the standard of global healthcare and achieve our vision to impact one million lives per day,” said Aengus Tran, CEO and Co-Founder of harrison.ai.

Equinix is one of the first three global data centre providers to join the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center partner programme in Asia-Pacific, EMEA and North America. The availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Sydney and direct interconnection to other international markets via Equinix’s global footprint are key factors in the partnership, ensuring one consistent infrastructure to support customers and healthcare partners around the world.

“Harrison.ai is a great example of the enormous opportunities for AI-based solutions to tackle some of the biggest challenges in healthcare. Each of these challenges is complex, multidimensional and requires critical digital infrastructure such as that deployed by harrison.ai to develop its ground-breaking innovations. Equinix will support our customers to capture these opportunities and expand capabilities to effectively respond to dynamic trends by offering reliability, safety, control and low latency with an interconnection-first strategy,” said Guy Danskine, Managing Director of Equinix Australia.

Looking ahead, harrison.ai can leverage Equinix Fabric, a software-defined interconnection service, to set up direct, on demand connections between its infrastructure and future joint venture partners. The ability to do this creates a more cost effective and secure network path for enhancing collaboration with its healthcare partners efficiently.

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