NetApp Teams with NVIDIA to Accelerate HPC and AI Deployments

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NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD is now approved for NetApp EF600 all-flash NVMe storage with the BeeGFS parallel file system. The new certification would streamline artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, making these use cases easier to deploy.

Since 2018, NetApp and NVIDIA have provided a variety of solutions to hundreds of clients, ranging from the creation of AI Centers of Excellence to the resolution of large-scale AI training difficulties. The accreditation of NetApp EF600 and BeeGFS file systems for DGX SuperPOD is the latest addition to the businesses’ growing portfolio of AI solutions.

“The NetApp and NVIDIA alliance has delivered industry-leading innovation for years, and this new qualification for NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD builds on that momentum,” said Phil Brotherton, Vice President of Solutions and Alliances at NetApp. “As performance and data demands are exploding, NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, coupled with ONTAP AI platform and DGX Foundry AI service, ensures our customers get the best-in-class model training infrastructure, with the full support of AI industry leaders.”


“Organizations modernizing their business with AI and HPC need performance, flexibility and choice as they architect their infrastructure,” said Charlie Boyle, Vice President of DGX systems at NVIDIA. “Our collaboration with NetApp enables customers building their own AI Centers of Excellence to now choose NetApp storage for their NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, as well as use the same leading platform available as hosted infrastructure through NVIDIA DGX Foundry.”

NetApp’s range of NVIDIA-accelerated solutions includes ONTAP AI, which uses a field-proven reference architecture and a preconfigured, integrated solution that would be easy to acquire and install in a turnkey way to minimize guessing for faster adoption.

NVIDIA DGX Foundry, which includes NVIDIA Base Command software and NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription, is also included. This combination offers organizations and their data scientists a hosted infrastructure solution without the hassle of constructing it yourself.

Organizations may now construct AI Centers of Excellence on premises using DGX SuperPOD in conjunction with NetApp storage.

“The AI lifecycle focus has moved up the development stack and away from the infrastructure management, driving the need for converged solutions and services that make it easier for organizations to simplify their infrastructure investments for AI use cases deployments,” said Ritu Jyoti, Group Vice President, AI/Automation Research & Advisory at IDC. “DGX SuperPOD is the latest milestone in a prolific partnership between NetApp and NVIDIA to address this need, and NetApp is well positioned to help customers solve their data management challenges regardless of where it resides.”