NVIDIA has released the cloud-native, multi-tenant AI supercomputer, which is the next-generation NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD featuring NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs. Besides, the company has announced the release of NVIDIA Base Command that enables multiple users and IT teams to securely access, share and operate their DGX SuperPOD infrastructure.
The DGX SuperPODs are AI supercomputers featuring 20 or more NVIDIA DGX A100 systems and NVIDIA InfiniBand HDR networking. This new DGX SuperPOD combines multiple DGX systems and provides a turnkey AI data center that can be shared securely across entire teams of researchers and developers.
BlueField-2 DPUs offload, accelerate and isolate users and their data, allowing organizations to safely provide private cloud access to their DGX SuperPOD infrastructure with security that spans user traffic, firewalls, and multi-tenant access to storage. DDN is the first NVIDIA storage partner certified to support the next-gen DGX SuperPOD with BlueField-2.
The Base Command on the other hand coordinates AI training and operations on DGX SuperPOD infrastructure to enable the work of teams of data scientists and developers located around the globe. It allows AI developers and data scientists to seamlessly provision and schedule workloads on DGX infrastructure from prototyping to production. It provides built-in telemetry for users to validate deep learning techniques, workload settings, and resource allocations to constantly improve results.
As far as the availability is concerned, the cloud-native, multi-tenant NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs will be available in the second quarter through NVIDIA’s global partners and the pricing details will be available to the qualified customers upon request. NVIDIA Base Command will also be available starting in Q2. Besides, subscriptions for NVIDIA DGX Station A100 are available for the price range starting from $9,000 per month.
Note: More technical Information can be found in the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD Datasheet linked at the bottom of this page.