The big idea is to provide AI from early inception to large-scale production using a hyperscale configuration of AI-Ready Infrastructure (AIRI).
This provides supercomputing capabilities for real-world AI initiatives and has grown beyond the capabilities of AI-ready solutions available in the market.
The system has been built jointly with Nvidia and Mellanox using multiple racks of Nvidia DGX-1 and DGX-2 systems connected with Infiniband and Ethernet fabrics. Also, Pure Storage announced FlashStack for AI; a solution built jointly with Cisco and Nvidia to bring AI within reach for every enterprise.
Pure Storage claims that its set up allows organisations to use AI by eliminating the challenges that prevent scaling up.
The Nvidia NGC software container registry and AIRI scaling toolkit means that data scientists can begin building applications with containerised AI frameworks and rededicate time to deriving valuable insights from data, the company said.
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.
FlashBlade, Pure Storage general manager Matt Burr said: “Businesses from a variety of industries are discovering that AI is necessary to tackle existing problems and create new opportunities. Healthcare organisations are using AI to bring advancements to treatments and quality of care. AI is complex and 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.”
Nvidia DGX systems director Tony Paikeday, 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.”