Intelligent Data Centres Issue 3 - Page 57

Pure Storage unveils NVIDIA- powered solutions for full spectrum of AI initiatives AIRI, the industry’s first comprehensive AI-Ready Infrastructure, is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to operationalise AI-at- scale for every enterprise. Pure Storage’s portfolio of solutions for AI- at-scale enables enterprise IT teams from any organisation to deploy AI infrastructure, which gives IT teams the freedom to build applications at a faster rate and achieve improved business outcomes. Pure Storage’s full spectrum of AI solutions, including hyperscale AIRI and FlashStack for AI, is built to address the manageability challenges and productivity barriers by delivering a seamless and flexible end-to-end AI pipeline solution. Pure Storage Hyperscale AIRI P ure Storage, a data solutions leader that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced the industry’s first complete portfolio of solutions for any AI initiative, from early inception to large-scale production. Built jointly with the leaders of AI supercomputing, NVIDIA and Mellanox, hyperscale AIRI delivers multiple racks of NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2 systems with both Infiniband and Ethernet fabrics as interconnect options. In addition, Pure Storage announced FlashStack for AI, a solution built jointly with Cisco and NVIDIA, to bring AI within reach for every enterprise. With NVIDIA NGC software container registry and AIRI scaling toolkit, data scientists can begin building applications with containerised AI frameworks and rededicate time to deriving valuable insights from data. Tony Paikeday, Director of DGX Systems, NVIDIA, said: “AI innovators and their IT teams need a faster path to growing infrastructure without the setbacks of design complexity and unexpected performance or operations bottlenecks. Enterprises need a rack- scale infrastructure solution that offers a streamlined, predictable path for growing capacity.” “With hyperscale AIRI, enterprises are getting a simplified solution that accelerates deployments and scales predictably in response to business demand.” Hyperscale AIRI requires a network compatible with large high-performance computing environments. Mellanox’s high-performance network delivers the industry’s lowest latency and highest bandwidthnetwork for Hyperscale AIRI. In addition, integration with Kubernetes and Pure Service Orchestrator means any IT team can deliver an AI-infrastructure with cloud-like elasticity. Hyperscale AIRI allows enterprises to scale beyond NVIDIA DGX-1 to DGX-2. “Businesses from a variety of industries are discovering that AI is necessary to tackle existing problems and create new opportunities,” said Matt Burr, GM of FlashBlade, Pure Storage. “For example, healthcare organisations from around the world are using AI to bring advancements to treatments and quality of care. AI is complex and Matt Burr, GM of FlashBlade, Pure Storage Issue 03 57 An all-new hyperscale configuration of AI-Ready Infrastructure (AIRI) is designed to deliver supercomputing capabilities for enterprises that pioneer real-world AI initiatives and have grown beyond the capabilities of AI-ready solutions available in the market today. Hyperscale AIRI, now supporting NVIDIA DGX-2, delivers a simple yet powerful architecture to allow organisations to utilise the true power of AI by eliminating the challenges that prevent organisations from deploying AI-at-scale. in its early stages, which means the solutions built to enable AI must be straightforward and user-friendly. Hyperscale AIRI is designed to bring supercomputing capabilities to pioneers of real-world AI without the complexities that often occur when scaling across multiple racks.”