Featuring NVIDIA T4 GPUs and fine-tuned to run NVIDIA CUDA-X AI acceleration libraries, the servers provide businesses a standard, highly efficient platform for data analytics and a wide range of other enterprise workloads.
Drawing only 70 watts of power and designed to fit into existing data centre infrastructures, the T4 GPU can accelerate AI training and inference, machine learning, data analytics and virtual desktops. This unique combination of capabilities has helped create a new class of enterprise servers that, through GPU acceleration, can provide businesses with greater utility and versatility.
"The rapid adoption of T4 on the worlds most popular business servers signals the start of a new modern era in enterprise computing - one in which GPU acceleration has become standard", stated Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. "Now, with a wave of mainstream NVIDIA-powered servers optimized for data science, companies worldwide can deploy accelerated AI at a faster pace across their entire business."
Systems announced by Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, Inspur, Lenovo and Sugon are NVIDIA NGC-Ready validated, a designation reserved for servers with demonstrated ability to excel in a full range of accelerated workloads.
All software tested as part of the NGC-Ready validation process is available from NVIDIA NGC, a comprehensive repository of GPU-accelerated software, pre-trained AI models, model training for data analytics, machine learning, deep learning and high performance computing accelerated by CUDA-X AI.
Launched in November, the NGC-Ready programme features a select set of systems powered by NVIDIA GPUs with Tensor Cores that are ideal for a wide range of AI workloads.
Key NGC-Ready validated T4 servers announced are:
Additionally, several other partners have started the validation process for their T4 servers.
Furthering the value of this programme, NVIDIA has launched an enterprise support service exclusively for customers with NGC-Ready systems, including all NGC-Ready T4 systems as well as previously validated NVLink and Tesla V100-based servers and NVIDIA-powered workstations.
NVIDIA NGC Support Services give customers direct access to NVIDIA technical experts to help ensure their NGC-Ready systems run optimally and maximize system utilization and user productivity.
NVIDIA's support service is available through sellers of NGC-Ready systems, with immediate availability from Cisco for its NGC-Ready validated NVIDIA V100 system, Cisco UCS C480 ML. HPE will offer the service for the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server as a validated NGC-Ready NVIDIA T4 server in June. Several other original equipment manufacturers are expected to begin selling the service on their NVIDIA T4 and V100 systems in the second quarter.
NVIDIA T4-equipped servers have been certified by leading OEMs for NVIDIA virtual GPU software - NVIDIA GRID Virtual PC (vPC) for knowledge workers and NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation (vDWS) for creative and technical professionals.
With the T4, users will enjoy high-quality virtual desktop experiences on the latest generation of servers, including up to 33 percent more VDI performance than CPU-only with GRID vPC. NVIDIA has collaborated with leading OEMs to make VDI easier and more affordable with multi-year discounts available for a limited time only.