Habana Labs, an Intel Company, announced the availability of an enterprise-class, turnkey artificial intelligence (AI) training solution featuring the Supermicro X12 Gaudi AI training server and DDN AI400X2 storage system.
The Supermicro X12 Gaudi AI server, designed to address the high costs associated with implementing AI/machine learning (ML), is integrated with the DDN AI400X2, performance-driven storage appliance.
With the integrated solution, customers requiring enterprise-class cost-effective AI training systems with enhanced data management and storage can train more and spend less.
As datasets become larger and AI models grow in complexity, demand for AI training increases. Having AI training systems that incorporate cost-efficient data management and storage is key to ensuring customers can optimize AI workload productivity and efficiency, enabling them to achieve desired insights and accuracy.
The new turnkey AI solution comes pre-configured with one, two and four server options to address AI training capacity requirements.
The Supermicro X12 Gaudi AI server features eight Gaudi HL-205 mezzanine cards, dual 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, two PCIe Gen 4 switches, four hot swappable NVMe/SATA drives, fully redundant power supplies, and 24 x 100GbE RDMA (6 QSFP-DDs) — resulting in near-linear system scale-out.
The system contains up to 8TB of DDR4-3200MHz memory, unlocking the Gaudi AI processors’ full potential. The HL-205 is OCP-OAM (Open Compute Project Accelerator Module) specification-compliant. Each Gaudi incorporates 32GB HBM2 on-chip memory.
The scalable architectures of the Supermicro X12 Gaudi AI server and DDN AI400X2 appliance make it easy to expand to larger clusters so customers can scale AI training infrastructure as capacity requirements increase.
The new training solution is validated with the Habana Gaudi SynapseAI software platform and workloads running with Habana’s optimized TensorFlow and PyTorch Docker container images from the Habana Software Vault. Data scientists and developers can seamlessly start building new models or migrating existing models for Gaudi with the Habana developer site and reference models on Habana’s GitHub repositories.
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