NVIDIA announces major expansion of its enterprise AI certifications

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Program Grows to Include more than 50 NVIDIA-Certified Systems for Enterprise Data Centers.

This week, NVIDIA announced dozens of new servers certified to run NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, greatly expanding their NVIDIA-Certified Systems program. That program now includes more than 50 systems from the world’s leading manufacturers.

The growing list of NVIDIA-Certified Systems thus includes some of the highest-volume x86 servers used in mainstream data centers. The program now includes manufacturers such as Advantech, Altos, ASRock Rack, ASUS, Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lenovo, QCT, Supermicro.

The company is thus “bringing the power of AI to a wide range of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, retail and financial services,” according to NVIDIA.

NVIDIA-Certified Systems enable enterprises to support a variety of workloads in traditional data centers and hybrid clouds. These include running the NVIDIA AI Enterprise suite of AI and data analytics software on VMware vSphere. In this way, companies can deploy an AI-ready enterprise platform that scales AI workloads.

They can also deploy NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise for design collaboration and advanced simulation and Red Hat OpenShift for AI development. The systems also allow for seamless integration with Cloudera data engineering and machine learning. According to NVIDIA, this allows enterprises to “deliver models in minutes, rather than hours.”

“Enterprises across every industry need to support their innovative work in AI on traditional data center infrastructure,” said Manuvir Das, head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA. “The open, growing ecosystem of NVIDIA-Certified Systems provides unprecedented customer choice in servers validated by NVIDIA to power world-class AI.”

NVIDIA-Certified Systems offer a broad range of options for accelerated computing

NVIDIA-Certified Systems undergo rigorous testing, according to the company. They also must adhere to NVIDIA’s design best practices for performance, security and scalability. The certified systems are available at a wide range of price and performance levels, NVIDIA says.

The certified systems roster also features NVIDIA A100, A40, A30 or A10 Tensor Core GPUs as well as NVIDIA BlueField®-2 DPUs or NVIDIA ConnectX®-6 adapters.

NVIDIA-Certified Systems featuring NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs are available now. Systems featuring NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs will be available later this year. Systems based on Arm CPUs will be available in 2022.