NVIDIA’s Base Command Platform Now Available in North America

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Starting at $90,000 per month, with a three-month minimum, NVIDIA Base Command Platform subscriptions are now available in the North American market. The NVIDIA Base Command Platform is a hosted AI development center that gives businesses access to powerful computing resources no matter where their data is stored.

Initially announced with early access in May this year, the NVIDIA Base Command Platform is now available for monthly rental to North American customers who want to advance their AI capabilities with the record-breaking performance of NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD supercomputers provided through optimized AI workflow software.

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This Base Command Platform is the first NVIDIA-powered hybrid cloud product offered through the NVIDIA AI LaunchPad partner program, and is remotely hosted by global data center colocation and interconnection provider Equinix. It’s meant for companies with large-scale, multiuser, and multi-team AI processes who want to swiftly take AI projects from concept to production without the expenses and complexities that data gravity would bring.

As an NVIDIA AI LaunchPad program partner, Equinix operates more than 220 data centers across five continents and supports the Base Command Platform’s availability in North America.

“As enterprise AI adoption grows, so does demand for faster access to the world-leading infrastructure offered by NVIDIA and our partners,” said Manuvir Das, head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA. “Base Command Platform makes it easy for enterprises to instantly access the power of an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD to accelerate the AI and data science development lifecycle.”

Early AI Innovation Adopter, Adobe

Adobe is one of the Base Command Platform’s early adopters. The company is looking into how the solution may allow its researchers and data scientists to collaborate on shared accelerated computing resources while at the same time expediting the creation of new AI-powered software features and apps.

“Base Command Platform offers an easy onboarding experience for AI developers,” said Abhay Parasnis, CTO and chief product officer at Adobe. “Our team is exploring the potential of Base Command Platform to simplify the machine learning development workflow.”

A demo of NVIDIA’s Base Command Platform can be found in this video:

Network of Partners

NVIDIA’s Base Command Platform is supported by a wide network of partners, including leaders in storage, digital infrastructure and machine learning tools.

NVIDIA Base Command Platform accelerates the AI development lifecycle with a cloud-based user interface, a command line API, and integrated monitoring and reporting dashboards. It works with a wide range of AI and data science tools, including NVIDIA’s NGCTM AI and analytics product portfolio. The platform was created by NVIDIA to support the work of its research teams all over the world.

“When businesses contemplate AI, they often struggle to provide simple, yet powerful, digital infrastructure that researchers and scientists can share efficiently,” said Steve Steinhilber, vice president of Business Development at Equinix. “Hosted at Equinix, Base Command Platform is the fastest and most cost-effective way to tap into the leading performance of an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD to accelerate AI development, seamlessly access distributed data lakes wherever they may be located via Equinix Fabric, and quickly deploy developed and tested algorithms to inference engines all over the world.”

NetApp provides an integrated data management solution that gives Base Command Platform customers access to high-performance storage that meets the performance requirements for accelerated AI computing.

“Enterprises want to simplify AI experimentation and streamline workflow management across teams of users and jobs,” said Kim Stevenson, senior vice president and general manager of the foundational data services group at NetApp. “With NVIDIA, we are delivering businesses a cloud-hosted solution for end-to-end AI development with fully managed AI infrastructure – optimizing and simplifying AI operations, and ultimately allowing enterprises to leverage AI solutions to create innovative new customer experiences and business opportunities.”