Dell Technologies Ready to Speed NVIDIA AI Enterprise Software with New Certified Systems

New Dell EMC PowerEdge servers support advanced features for AI and data science with NVIDIA AI Enterprise on VMware vSphere, as well as professional graphics and simulation. 
by Charu Chaubal

From AI for better customer engagement, to data analytics for forecasting, to advanced visualization for product innovation, business workflows are becoming increasingly complex, demanding and diverse.

Enterprises are racing to find infrastructure that meets the unique needs of their industry, yet is easily managed and maintained by their IT departments.

Dell Technologies announced today new NVIDIA-Certified Dell EMC PowerEdge servers that provide enterprises the accelerated computing needed to meet modern application and workload demands. Each delivers the technology and solutions needed to adapt to the diverse needs of industries. And NVIDIA technology helps these systems provide an excellent accelerated computing platform for enterprises.

Powerful Performance for NVIDIA AI

PowerEdge servers now feature PCIe Gen 4.0, which doubles throughput performance over the previous generation, and up to six accelerators per server to support the most challenging, data-intensive workloads.

With PCIe Gen 4.0, servers can host more NVIDIA GPUs and high-speed NVIDIA networking to allow for greater compute and network acceleration in the same form factor. PCIe Gen4 also enables networking speeds of 200Gb/s, such as the NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX family of HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and 200Gb/s Ethernet NICs as well as the forthcoming NDR 400Gb/s InfiniBand adapter technology. In addition, data transfer rates within the system match the native speed of NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs such as the A100.

Taken together, these new platform enhancements enable enterprises to run accelerated applications with even better performance and at data center scale.

Dell’s new NVIDIA-Certified Systems support the NVIDIA AI Enterprise suite of AI and data analytics software that is optimized, certified and supported by NVIDIA to run on VMware vSphere.

The software suite includes key enabling technologies and software from NVIDIA for rapid deployment, management and scaling of AI workloads in the modern hybrid cloud. The Dell EMC PowerEdge lineup features a number of servers, such as the PowerEdge R750xa, that have passed this certification and are perfectly suited for enterprises that wish to run this new software along with their existing enterprise applications.

Dell also will be releasing NVIDIA accelerator-optimized servers that are purpose-built for AI. The PowerEdge XE8545 server powers the latest HPC Ready Solution for AI and Data Analytics, making it easier to run AI, analytics and advanced computing workloads on one system, doubling HPC performance and increasing machine learning by up to 7x.

The PowerEdge XE8545 is an NVIDIA-Certified System that combines up to 128 cores of third-generation AMD EPYC processors, NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU with NVLink and optimized performance of NVIDIA vGPU software in a dual-socket, 4U-rack server.

Optimizing the latest technologies from AMD and Intel, new PowerEdge servers deliver the compute power needed for customers’ most critical workloads and applications. These servers combined with the power of NVIDIA GPUs and networking enable enterprises to refresh their data centers with a next-generation accelerated computing architecture.