World’s Top System Makers Unveil NVIDIA A100-Powered Servers to Accelerate AI, Data Science and Scientific Computing
ISC Digital—June 22, 2020—NVIDIA and the world’s leading server
manufacturers today announced NVIDIA A100-powered systems in a
variety of designs and configurations to tackle the most complex
challenges in AI, data science and scientific computing.
More than 50 A100-powered servers from leading vendors around
the world — including ASUS, Atos, Cisco, Dell Technologies,
Fujitsu, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Inspur, Lenovo, One
Stop Systems, Quanta/QCT and Supermicro — are expected following
last month’s launch of the NVIDIA Ampere architecture and the
NVIDIA A100 GPU.
Availability of the servers varies, with 30 systems expected
this summer, and over 20 more by the end of the year.
“Adoption of NVIDIA A100 GPUs into leading server manufacturers’
offerings is outpacing anything we’ve previously seen,” said Ian
Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing
at NVIDIA. “The sheer breadth of NVIDIA A100 servers coming from
our partners ensures that customers can choose the very best
options to accelerate their data centers for high utilization and
low total cost of ownership.”
The first GPU based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the A100
can boost performance by up to 20x over its predecessor — making it
the company’s largest leap in GPU performance to date. It features
several technical breakthroughs, including a new multi-instance GPU
technology enabling a single A100 to be partitioned into as many as
seven separate GPUs to handle varying compute jobs;
third-generation NVIDIA® NVLink® technology that makes it possible
to join several GPUs together to operate as one giant GPU; and new
structural sparsity capabilities that can be used to double a GPU’s
NVIDIA also unveiled a PCIe form factor for the A100,
complementing the four- and eight-way NVIDIA HGX™ A100
configurations launched last month. The addition of a PCIe version
enables server makers to provide customers with a diverse set of
offerings — from single A100 GPU systems to servers featuring 10 or
more GPUs. These systems accelerate a wide range of
compute-intensive workloads, from simulating molecular behavior for
drug discovery to building better financial models for mortgage
Server manufacturers bringing NVIDIA A100-powered systems to
their customers include:
- ASUS will offer the ESC4000A-E10, which can be
configured with four A100 PCIe GPUs in a single server.
- Atos is offering its BullSequana X2415 system
with four NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs.
- Cisco plans to support NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core
GPUs in its Cisco Unified Computing System servers and in its
hyperconverged infrastructure system, Cisco HyperFlex.
- Dell Technologies plans to support NVIDIA A100
Tensor Core GPUs across its PowerEdge servers and solutions that
accelerate workloads from edge to core to cloud, just as it
supports other NVIDIA GPU accelerators, software and technologies
in a wide range of offerings.
- Fujitsu is bringing A100 GPUs to its PRIMERGY
line of servers.
- GIGABYTE will offer G481-HA0, G492-Z50 and
G492-Z51 servers that support up to 10 A100 PCIe GPUs, while the
G292-Z40 server supports up to eight.
- HPE will support A100 PCIe GPUs in the HPE
ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server, and for accelerated HPC and AI
workloads, in the HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System.
- Inspur is releasing eight NVIDIA A100-powered
systems, including the NF5468M5, NF5468M6 and NF5468A5 using A100
PCIe GPUs, the NF5488M5-D, NF5488A5, NF5488M6 and NF5688M6 using
eight-way NVLink, and the NF5888M6 with 16-way NVLink.
- Lenovo will support A100 PCIe GPUs on select
systems, including the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR670 AI-ready server.
Lenovo will expand availability across its ThinkSystem and
ThinkAgile portfolio in the fall.
- One Stop Systems will offer its OSS 4UV Gen 4
PCIe expansion system with up to eight NVIDIA A100 PCIe GPUs to
allow AI and HPC customers to scale out their Gen 4 servers.
- Quanta/QCT will offer several QuantaGrid
server systems, including D52BV-2U, D43KQ-2U and D52G-4U that
support up to eight NVIDIA A100 PCIe GPUs.
- Supermicro will offer its 4U A+ GPU system,
supporting up to eight NVIDIA A100 PCIe GPUs and up to two
additional high-performance PCI-E 4.0 expansion slots along with
other 1U, 2U and 4U GPU servers.
NVIDIA is expanding its portfolio of NGC-Ready™ certified
systems. Working directly with NVIDIA, system vendors can receive
NGC-Ready certification for their A100-powered servers. NGC-Ready
certification assures customers that systems will deliver the
performance required to run AI workloads.
NGC-Ready systems are tested with GPU-optimized AI software from
NVIDIA’s NGC™ registry, which is available for NVIDIA GPU-powered
systems in data centers, the cloud and at the edge.
NVIDIA A100 Optimized Software Now
AvailableNVIDIA A100 is supported by NVIDIA
Ampere-optimized software, including CUDA 11; new versions of more
than 50 CUDA-X™ libraries; NVIDIA Jarvis, a multimodal,
conversational AI services framework; NVIDIA Merlin, a deep
recommender application framework; the RAPIDS™ suite of open source
data science software libraries; and the NVIDIA HPC SDK, which
includes compilers, libraries and software tools to maximize
developer productivity and the performance and portability of HPC
These powerful software tools enable developers to build and
accelerate applications in HPC, genomics, 5G, data science,
robotics and more.
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redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel
computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the
next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of
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limited to, statements as to: the server manufacturers developing
NVIDIA A100-powered systems and what they will offer, feature, plan
and support; the number of and timing for vendors producing NVIDIA
A100 servers; the benefits, abilities and performance of the NVIDIA
A100, including accelerating and tackling challenges in AI, data
science and scientific computing; the availability of the NVIDIA
A100 servers; the pace of the adoption of NVIDIA A100 GPUs; the
breadth of offerings using A100 GPUs and ensuring that customers
have options and its benefits; the features and technical
breakthroughs of the A100 and what it enables; PCIe enabling server
makers to provide customers with diverse offerings and it
accelerating workloads; NVIDIA expanding its portfolio of NGC-Ready
systems; NGC-Ready certification assuring customers that systems
will deliver the performance required to run AI workloads; and the
availability, benefits and performance of NVIDIA A100-optimized
software and it enabling developers to build and acceleration
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