NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center Program Kicks Off in North America with Nine Colocation Partners
by Josh Anderson
SANTA CLARA, CA — Nvidia is making deploying state-of-the-art AI data centers easier than ever with the new NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program, announced today via a blog post, and the help of a growing lineup of NVIDIA partners. The program offers a qualified network of AI-ready data center solutions for NVIDIA customers running GPU-accelerated products, NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2.
“Accelerated computing powered by NVIDIA DGX systems is taking off. Designed to handle the world’s most complex AI challenges, the systems have been rapidly adopted by a wide range of organizations across dozens of countries….however, for some businesses that want to do the same, a fundamental challenge exists: they don’t have modern data center facilities that can support accelerated computing operations,” reads the press release.
The DGX-Ready Data Center program debuted with nine North American data center operators — Aligned Energy, Colovore, Core Scientific, CyrusOne, Digital Reality, EdgeConneX, Flexential, Scale Matrix and Switch Data Centers. NVIDIA continues to evaluate additional program partners for North America and plans to extend the program globally later this year.
According to an official press release from Switch, NVIDIA DGX systems are the essential tool of the Artificial Intelligence enterprise. The systems are the first solutions purpose-built to enable scalable Artificial Intelligence infrastructure with revolutionary performance and effortless productivity for data scientists, developers and researchers. Deploying Artificial Intelligence at scale requires a data center that’s optimized for the unique demands of deep learning and machine learning. Switch’s data center infrastructure has the most advanced power and cooling technologies to run NVIDIA’s powerful systems with maximum efficiency, application performance and speed.
“Switch is the best critical facility infrastructure supporting NVIDIA’s AI platform and client AI solutions, and was purpose-built to support customers that require high-density, hyper-scalability and low-latency connectivity to drive next-generation, GPU-accelerated equipment,” said Eddie Schutter, Chief Technology Officer of Switch. “Our technology ecosystem was created to handle the demands of the AI-native future.”
About Nvidia: Nvidia Corporation is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Its primary GPU product line, labeled “GeForce”, is in direct competition with Advanced Micro Devices & Radeon products.
About Switch: Switch, the technology infrastructure corporation headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the internet. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 580 issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs that have manifested into the company’s world-renowned data centers and technology solutions. The Switch PRIMES, located in Las Vegas and Tahoe Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia (opening in Q4 2019) are the world’s most powerful hyperscale data center campus ecosystems with low latency to major U.S. markets.