Reference Architecture - AI with NVIDIA
Deep learning is an area of artificial intelligence which uses neural networks to enable accurate pattern recognition of complex real-world patterns by computers. These new levels of innovation have applicability across nearly every industry vertical. Some of the early adopters include advanced research, precision medicine, high tech manufacturing, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. Building on these initial successes, AI initiatives are springing up in various business units, such as manufacturing, customer support, life sciences, marketing and sales. Gartner predicts that AI augmentation will generate $3.9 trillion in business value by 2022 alone. But, turning the promise of AI into real value isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. Organizations are faced with a multitude of complex choices related to data, analytic skill-sets, software stacks, analytic toolkits and infrastructure components; each with significant implications on the time to market and the value associated with these initiatives.
In such a complex environment, it is critical that organizations be able to rely on vendors that they trust. Over the last few years, Dell EMC and NVIDIA have established a strong partnership to help organizations accelerate their AI initiatives. For organizations that prefer to build their own solution, we offer Dell EMC’s ultra-dense PowerEdge C-series, with NVIDIA’s TESLA V100 Tensor Core GPUs, which allows scale-out AI solutions from four up to hundreds of GPUs per cluster. For customers looking to leverage a pre-validated hardware and software stack for their Deep Learning initiatives, we offer Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI: Deep Learning with NVIDIA, which also feature Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash storage.
Our partnership is built on the philosophy of offering flexibility and informed choice across a broad portfolio. In November 2018 our companies expanded our collaboration by announcing this new Reference Architecture for AI featuring NVIDIA DGX-1 servers complemented with the high-performance of Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash network-attached storage (NAS). This new offer pairs the NVIDIA DGX-1, powered by eight NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs with Dell EMC Isilon scale-out all-flash storage. This combination is designed to give customers more flexibility in how they deploy AI and delivers breakthrough performance for petabyte-scale deep learning. As Dell EMC often takes the role of trusted IT advisor with a broad solution portfolio, this enables us to support customers looking to deploy NVIDIA DGX-1 with Dell EMC’s scale-out storage and do so more simply and with less risk.
Read the announcement blog here