ACE is a one-stop, all-inclusive, license free, suite of closely integrated software and services that enable users to develop complex AI solutions at any scale on top of any Kubernetes cluster. ACE supports development on individual laptops as well as easily conducting experimentation on a Kubernetes cluster. This cooperative suite of tools supports users as they research, prototype, continuously test, improve and deploy their AI products.
Designed in close collaboration with a large cohort of researchers within ACT3 and beyond, ACE is designed to help overcome the common challenges in working with data and steep computational requirements. Specifically ACE provides an easy to use interactive computational environment with full GPU support. It also provides data packaging, discovery, and delivery. The vision for ACE is to enable AI to be a tool in the hands of every Airman, with the ability to interact with AI in a do-it-yourself fashion that will result in an exponentially innovative landscape.
This unique approach of creating systems uses existing AI to create new, world class AI. Requirements that may benefit from ACE include business processes such as civilian hiring and contract monitoring, predictive maintenance, automated air combat operations, aircraft damage inspection, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and additive manufacturing. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions can also benefit from ACE. More generally ACE significantly lowers the barrier to entry to using a large scale cluster for computational science.