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Supermicro Expands NVIDIA Ampere Architecture-based GPU Product Line for Enterprise AI  

Supermicro Expands NVIDIA Ampere Architecture-based GPU Product Line for Enterprise AI Including an Industry-First 5 petaFLOPS in a 4U Tier 1 AI Platform

Supermicro Computer has extended its market leadership in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), High-Performance Computing (HPC), 3D-Graphics Visualisation, and Desktop Virtualisation. Supermicro has the broadest Tier 1 portfolio of systems that integrate state-of-the-art capabilities achieving 5 petaFLOPS of AI performance in a 4U form factor with the latest NVIDIA A100, NVIDIA A40, NVIDIA RTX A6000, and the new NVIDIA A30, NVIDIA A10, and NVIDIA A16 GPUs.

 Charles Liang, President and CEO, Supermicro, said, “Our collaboration with NVIDIA enables us to design a complete portfolio of GPU systems and platforms empowering maximum customer choice. Customers can exactly match their workload requirements to system architecture to achieve superior scale, performance, efficiency, and cost. Supermicro offers multi-GPU optimised systems that deliver advanced solutions to AI, Deep Learning, HPC, and video streaming applications. Leveraging our building block solutions and our time-to-market advantage, we continue developing and releasing application-optimised solutions. Our flexible 2U 2-node GPU system with PCIe 4.0 is tuned for cloud gaming and social media and leads the industry with support for up to three double-width or six single-width GPUs per node.”  

Supermicro’s systems include the Intel-based SYS-420GP-TNAR or the AMD-based AS -4124GO-NART(+), featuring the 4U Server powered by the NVIDIA HGX A100 8-GPU board, with the option of either 40GB (HBM2) or 80GB (HBM2e) of memory on each GPU.

 Justin Boitano, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Edge Computing, NVIDIA, said, “From AI-powered drug discovery to designing advanced, efficient factories, accelerated computing is essential to powering the most innovative work in the world today. Supermicro’s NVIDIA-Certified Systems provide customers with a broad range of servers built to deliver top performance for AI, graphics and simulation workloads across the data centre, to the cloud, to the edge.”

 The new systems can run various advanced application workloads, including the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite, which is optimised and certified by NVIDIA to run on VMware vSphere and  NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, an end-to-end real-time simulation and collaboration platform bringing transformative 3D workflows to organisations of every scale. Supermicro showcased these performance-leading solutions at the NVIDIA GTC21.

 From the Edge to the Cloud, AI, ML, HPC, and 3D visualisation are becoming critical technologies necessary for all organisations and industries to embrace. Developing systems and delivering platforms that incorporate the latest hardware and software allows a range of enterprises to quickly become productive and implement their latest solutions with a range of form factors. Supermicro is a participant in the NVIDIA-Certified Systems program, which validates the hardware and software configurations needed for maximum productivity. These systems can handle massive amounts of data with advanced networking, allowing for complex models to be developed and incorporate new AI and other advanced algorithms. 3D visualisation enables better comprehension of physical reality, while graphics virtualisation enables IT administrators to consolidate systems infrastructure and centralise and secure their data. NVIDIA-Certified Systems allow for easy and fast deployment in the data centre. Supermicro also leads the industry with NEBS Level 3-certified GPU servers for 5G and telco customers.

 Supermicro supports the latest hardware and software solutions from NVIDIA. The range of supported GPUs includes the NVIDIA A100 80GB, A100 40GB, A40, RTX A6000, A30, A10, and A16 GPUs, aiming at AI Inference and mainstream computing, mainstream graphics and video, and virtual desktops, all with AI technologies. All NVIDIA products are available across a wide range of Supermicro systems that use 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors or 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs. With Supermicro’s design excellence, more GPUs are packaged into less space (higher density) than other system suppliers. All of these new GPU systems are NVIDIA-Certified or are currently undergoing certification.

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