Supermicro Unveils NVIDIA GPU Server Test Drive Program

nvidia-a100-gpuCalled STEP (Supermicro Test drive Engagement with Partners), Supermicro’s NVIDIA GPU Server Test Drive Program allows clients to remote test drive either Supermicro’s 2U HGX A100 4-GPU or 4U HGX A100 8-GPU system with NVIDIA 3rd Generation NVLink technology.

Supermicro’s high-density 2U and 4U servers feature NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU and 8-GPU baseboards. Supermicro’s Advanced I/O Module (AIOM) form factor would further enhance networking communication with high flexibility.

The AIOM can be coupled with the latest high-speed, low latency PCI-E 4.0 storage and networking devices that support NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA and GPUDirect Storage with NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) on NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand that feeds the scalable multi-GPU system with a continuous stream of data flow without bottlenecks.

Clients can access the NVIDIA GPU Server Test Drive Program through the Supermicro STEP landing page with links to participating partners where customers can begin the process of registration. Afterward, clients can link directly to remote Supermicro NVIDIA HGX A100 platforms to test and qualify their advanced workloads.

“The NVIDIA HGX AI supercomputing platform is purpose-built for the highest performance on simulation, data analytics and AI applications,” said Paresh Kharya, senior director of Product Management and Marketing at NVIDIA. “Supermicro’s decision to build their STEP program on the foundation of NVIDIA’s HGX technology will give customers access to the leading platform that can tackle the most complex problems and transform the global research community.”

Channel Partners

“Supermicro’s collaboration with NVIDIA in the GPU test drive program delivers through channel partners a unique opportunity to test workloads on remote Supermicro servers leveraging NVIDIA’s HGX A100 platforms,” said Don Clegg, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Supermicro. “This program will showcase the power of these servers to support unique applications and accelerate time-to-market solutions.”

“Boston is pleased to offer our European partners and customers the opportunity to test one of Supermicro’s highest-performance and first-to-market servers based on NVIDIA A100™ GPUs,” said Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston, a company participating in the program. “The Supermicro AS -2124GQ-NART system is an ideal building block for AI cluster requirements offered in the compact 2U form factor that provides an impressively dense configuration supporting four NVIDIA A100 GPUs. The team at Boston Labs and the Boston Training Academy looks forward to supporting customers for testing, training, and implementation of this next generation of accelerated computing.”

Photo Don Clegg, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Supermicro
“Supermicro’s collaboration with NVIDIA in the GPU test drive program delivers through channel partners a unique opportunity to test workloads on remote Supermicro servers leveraging NVIDIA’s HGX A100 platforms,” said Don Clegg, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Supermicro.

“AMAX is delighted to collaborate with Supermicro and NVIDIA to enable customers to test drive an NVIDIA A100-based server DGS-428AS, and to help them accelerate their most demanding analytics, high-performance computing (HPC), inference, and training workloads,” said Dr. Rene Meyer, Vice President of Technology at AMAX, a data center solutions manufacturer headquartered in Fremont, CA. “AMAX’s AceleMax GPU solutions, powered by the latest NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, deliver unprecedented performance and massive scalability on all accelerated workloads for HPC, data analytics, training and inference.”

“Microway’s expert team recommends the most flexible, performant, and cost-effective solutions for turn-key deployments,” said Eliot Eshelman, VP Strategic Accounts at Microway. “Our ability to rapidly deliver these latest HPC and AI systems is thanks to our close collaboration with Supermicro. We’re proud to be offering the first HGX A100 8-GPU solution to market, Supermicro AS -4124GO-NART, as our Navion 4U GPU with NVLink Server – and encourage potential customers to try it before they buy with our new remote testing resources.”

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