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Supermicro AI validated for deployment with NVIDIA EGX Edge

12 Jun 2019

Supermicro (SMCI) announced support for the NVIDIA EGX platform on Supermicro’s NGC-Ready industry-leading 1U and 2U GPU servers as well as its compact and highly configurable edge computing servers, allowing customers to rapidly develop AI applications in their edge networks.

AI at the edge supports a myriad of time-critical applications, such as automated vehicles, remote health care, and advanced AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality), and the need for powerful servers across a wide variety of implementations will only increase with the continued rollout of 5G networks.

As the amount of data generated by edge devices continues to grow at a staggering rate, organisations are facing many challenges, including bandwidth congestion, lack of scalability, processing delays, data security and integrity, including compliance and privacy issues. Supermicro edge servers aim to transform enterprises and empower them with intelligent connectivity from IoT devices to the cloud.

“Supermicro is committed to helping companies modernise their data centres and edge infrastructure so companies can analyse data at real-time speeds as part of their core competence and business advantage," said Supermicro CEO Charles Liang.

"Enhancing our GPU servers and advanced platforms optimised for AI at the edge technology with NVIDIA EGX and NGC provides a wide selection of optimised and efficient solutions for the intelligent edge and for seamless integration from the edge to the cloud.”

For the edge micro data centre and as a validated NVIDIA EGX edge platform system, Supermicro’s 2U SuperServer 2029GP-TR is NGC-Ready – a validation for systems with demonstrated ability to run demanding AI workloads.

The SYS-2029GP-TR uses four NVIDIA T4 GPUs and supports up to six T4 GPUs for other data centre applications. In addition, Supermicro’s 1U system with two T4 GPUs, the SYS-1029U-TR4, is in the NGC-Ready validation process now.

For optimised systems all the way at the network edge, Supermicro offers several systems that can be configured with T4 GPUs: the 1019D-FHN13TP, the 5019D-FN8TP, and the E403-9D-16C-FN13TP. All are currently in NGC validation.