Information Technology

AMAX selected by NVIDIA and DDN to deliver turnkey rack-scale solution for AI and HPC workloads

21 April 2021

AMAX, a provider of high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and original equipment manufacturer data center manufacturing, is collaborating with NVIDIA and DDN to deliver a first-of-its-kind complete turnkey AI solution featuring NVIDIA DGX A100 systems, DDN A3I storage solution, advanced cluster management, NVIDIA NGC software and AMAX’s Professional Services Offerings. AMAX’s NVIDIA DGX POD solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly in any environment; removing the guesswork from the building and enabling rapid deployment and management of AI projects.

AMAX’s DGX POD solution leverages DDN A3I storage and the NVIDIA DGX POD reference architecture. The featured storage is an integrated DDN AI400X, an all-nonvolatile memory express flash appliance within the A3I product line of AI and analytics data solutions. The AMAX DGX POD also comes with 256TB of raw flash capacity to ensure maximum productivity of the two NVIDIA DGX A100 systems. The four NVIDIA Quantum QM8700 HDR 200 Gb/s InfiniBand switches provide the optimal interconnect for DGX Source: AMAXSource: AMAXPOD with 40 ports each of connectivity. Preloaded and configured Bright Cluster Manager software for HPC will provide management for the hardware, operating system, HPC software and user accessibility. The AMAX DGX POD is fully integrated and factory tested as a comprehensive turnkey solution, enabling a tightly optimized and easily deployed HPC cluster.

The AMAX DGX POD with NVIDIA DGX A100 and DDN A3I storage is an AI supercomputing infrastructure, providing the computational power necessary to train today’s state-of-the-art deep learning models and fuel innovation well into the future. It enables IT leaders to deploy AI faster and more efficiently, delivering a groundbreaking performance. The AMAX DGX POD is designed to solve the world’s most challenging computational problems.

As a company grows, its AI infrastructure will need to be scaled. With over 40 years of experience in advanced server manufacturing and hyperscale rack integration, AMAX is the ideal partner to implement the DGX POD for a seamless integration. AMAX’s turnkey DGX POD solution is thoroughly tested and validated, optimized for fast, responsive and reliable access, making it ready to deploy and install at a data center in minutes.

AMAX engineers analyze power, space and cooling conditions as a part of every cluster project. This thorough evaluation allows organizations to significantly reduce operating expenses through better energy efficiency while enabling stable, high-performance operations in a high-density computing environment. The AMAX DGX POD offers a rack-level cooling design option with active rear door heat exchanger technology to deliver a custom thermal management solution for specific environments.

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