Pure Storage, Nvidia Go in Together on AI-Capable Storage

New AIRI package is powered by Pure’s standard FlashBlade and four Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputers, delivering four petaFLOPS of performance with Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs.

Pure Storage, not one to miss a trend of any kind, has braced for the evolving storage market with a new solid-state package called AI-Ready Infrastructure—AIRI, for short—and powered by the hottest processor-maker in the world, Nvidia.

Designed and developed by both companies in a partnership, AIRI is described as “purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIA DGX-1 and operationalize AI-at-scale for every enterprise.”

That’s a lot of language that basically means by using Nvidia’s super-fast graphical unit processors, workloads that require a lot of computations for high-end analytics and scientific projects will get the high performance they require to get the jobs done in a timely manner.

AIRI represents an opportunity for enterprises to innovate—not only at a product level, but within day-to-day operations because of its high-speed throughput, Pure said. According to Gartner Research, 80 percent of enterprises will deploy AI by 2020; AIRI is one of those futuristic systems that can empower companies with the data-centric infrastructure needed to use all the potential of AI, the company said. 

The AIRI package is powered by Pure’s standard FlashBlade and four Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputers, delivering four petaFLOPS of performance with Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs. These systems are interconnected with Arista 100GbE switches, supporting GPUDirect RDMA for maximum distributed training performance.

AIRI is supported by the Nvidia GPU Cloud’s deep learning stack and Pure Storage AIRI Scaling Toolkit, enabling data scientists to get AI initiatives up and running in hours, not weeks or months, the company said.

AIRI is available now through select reseller partners. Go to Pure’s website for more information or join its webinar on May 9.

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