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Swiss AI startup Deep Cube breaks World Record

Biopôle Lausanne based start-up Deep Cube collaborated with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to break the world record for calculating the largest “Golden Ratio”.

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SwissCognitiveAn important achievement showcasing the expertise of the company with the goal to develop healthcare detection technologies in Dermato-Oncology and the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

The “Golden Ratio” is an irrational number that goes on infinitely after its decimal point. Vaud startup Deep Cube used the HPE Apollo 6500 System, which is purpose-built for high-performance computing (HPC) and workloads, to achieve a record-breaking 20 trillion digits following the decimal point (or 20 times 1000 billion or 20 Tera Digits). The result was achieved in just 6 days and 34 hours, surpassing a previous record of 16 trillion digits calculated in 12.6 days. 

This synergy between the Deep Cube algorithms and the HPE Apollo 6500 System allows the limits of current records to be pushed back. « We smashed a speed record. In the end we calculated about 2 times faster than the previous record. For Deep Cube, this global computing record that I made with our engineers Alexandre Gouy and Cyril Hsu, uses HPC architectures from HPE and shows the synergy between mathematics and computing power of a massively parallel server. Infinite mathematical matrices will be at the heart of tomorrow’s collective intelligence. The neural networks of DEEP CUBE solve the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer or neurological diseases, thanks to mathematics, to enable humans to invent the collective medical intelligence » comments Chris Patris de Broé, founder and CEO of Deep Cube. 

Early 2019, Deep Cube joined the HPE startup program in Switzerland, aimed at enabling startups to develop their business activities, leveraging the HPE network, technology and expertise. To achieve the world record for calculating the Golden Ratio, Deep Cube used high-performance computing infrastructure at the HPE Geneva Customer Innovation Center (CIC).

Taking on Dermato-Oncology & Early Alzheimer detection 

Deep Cube SA, is a Swiss start-up company based in the Biopôle in Epalinges, created in March 2018. Specializing in , it develops an innovative technology based on Deep Learning which allows to diagnose in real time the main skin diseases Dermato-Oncology from a simple microscope put in contact with the skin. This medical device allows a superhuman performance in terms of accuracy and speed of computation that makes it possible to assist even better by the doctors for the analysis of skin diseases. Prestigious prize winner: 2 best Awards at the CVPR 2017 and the MEC 2018, and in particular the 2nd World Prize of the World Conference 2019 in Shanghai and the 1st prize of the CES ASIA 2019, Deep Cube still shows its performance world class on new mathematical algorithms and shines on the international arena of .

Deep Cube’s partnership with HPE is strategic for the company’s approach to deploy with parallel computing of neural networks. The Swiss startup which also collaborating with the HUG in Early Alzheimer detection has just bought a spin-off from EPFL a few days ago and is currently looking for investors.


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