Global data-centric software company NetApp partners with NVIDIA to accelerate high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) with Turnkey supercomputing infrastructure.
NetApp announced that its NetApp EF600 all-flash NVMe storage combined with the BeeGFS parallel file system is now certified for NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD. This development further simplifies AI and HPC to enable faster implementation of use cases.
Organizations can now create AI Centers of Excellence by combining the capability of DGX SuperPOD on-premises with NetApp storage.
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The qualification of NetApp EF600 and BeeGFS file systems for DGX SuperPOD is the latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio of AI solutions.
Vice President of Solutions and Alliances at NetApp, Phil Brotherton, said, “The NetApp and NVIDIA alliance has delivered industry-leading innovation for years, and this new qualification for NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD builds on that momentum.”
He further added that as performance and data demands grow, NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, in conjunction with the ONTAP AI platform and the DGX Foundry AI service, ensures that the customers receive the best-in-class model training infrastructure.
According to NetApp, its range of NVIDIA-powered solutions includes ONTAP AI, which uses a field-proven reference architecture and a preconfigured, integrated solution that is easy to acquire and deploy.
“Organizations modernizing their business with AI and HPC need performance, flexibility, and choice as they architect their infrastructure,” said Vice President of DGX systems at NVIDIA, Charlie Boyle.
He also mentioned that customers building their own AI Centers of Excellence may now choose NetApp storage for their NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD and use the same leading platform offered as hosted infrastructure through NVIDIA DGX Foundry, thanks to their partnership with NetApp.