NVIDIA’s Ethernet Networking Platform for AI Available Soon

End-to-end platform features latest NVIDIA Spectrum-X networking for customers to transform business wiith AI.

End-to-end platform features latest NVIDIA Spectrum-X networking for customers to transform business wiith AI.

Purpose-built for generative AI, Spectrum-X offers enterprises a new class of Ethernet networking that can achieve higher networking performance for AI communication. Image courtesy of NVIDIA.


NVIDIA announces that Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Lenovo will be the first to integrate NVIDIA Spectrum-X Ethernet networking technologies for artificial intelligence into their server lineups.

Purpose-built for generative AI, Spectrum-X offers enterprises a new class of Ethernet networking for higher networking performance for AI communication, NVIDIA reports.

The new systems from these three system makers bring together Spectrum-X with NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs, NVIDIA AI Enterprise software and NVIDIA AI Workbench software.

“Generative AI and accelerated computing are driving a generational transition as enterprises upgrade their data centers to serve these workloads,” says Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Accelerated networking is the catalyst for a new wave of systems from NVIDIA’s leading server manufacturer partners to speed the shift to the era of generative AI.”

“Accelerated computing and networking are key to building systems to meet the demands of large language models and generative AI applications,” says Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies. “Through our collaboration, Dell Technologies and NVIDIA are providing customers with the infrastructure and software needed to quickly and securely extract intelligence from their data.”

“Generative AI will undoubtedly drive innovation across multiple industries,” says Antonio Neri, president and CEO of HPE. “These powerful new applications will require a fundamentally different architecture to support a variety of dynamic workloads.”

“Generative AI can power unprecedented transformation but places unprecedented demands on enterprise infrastructure,” says Yuanqing Yang, chairman and CEO of Lenovo. “Working closely with NVIDIA, Lenovo is building efficient, accelerated systems with the networking, computing and software needed to power modern AI applications.”

Networking Purpose-Built to Accelerate AI

Spectrum-X combines the performance of the Spectrum-4 Ethernet switch; the NVIDIA BlueField-3 SuperNIC, a class of network accelerators for supercharging hyperscale AI workloads; as well as acceleration software. Spectrum-X complements BlueField-3 DPUs, an infrastructure computing platform.

Spectrum-4 is a 51Tb/sec Ethernet switch for AI, providing data throughput at scale and under load. Its intelligent, fine-tuned routing technology enables maximum use of network infrastructure at all times.

BlueField-3 SuperNICs are designed for network-intensive, parallel computing, offering up to 400Gb/s RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) network connectivity between GPU servers. They also enable secure, multi-tenant data center environment. BlueField-3 SuperNICs are made for enterprise-class servers.

NVIDIA AI Enterprise provides frameworks, pretrained models and development tools for secure, stable and supported production AI. NVIDIA AI Workbench allows developers to quickly create, test and customize pretrained generative AI models on a PC or workstation — then scale them to virtually any data center or cloud.

NVIDIA Israel-1 Supercomputer 

Spectrum-X also enables the NVIDIA Israel-1 supercomputer, a reference architecture for next-generation AI systems. Israel-1 is a collaboration with Dell Technologies, using Dell PowerEdge XE9680 servers powered by the NVIDIA HGX H100 eight-GPU platform and BlueField-3 DPUs and SuperNICs with Spectrum-4 switches.

Availability

New systems from Dell, HPE and Lenovo featuring the complete NVIDIA AI stack are expected in the first quarter of next year.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

More Dell Coverage

Artificial Intelligence for Design and Engineering Workflows
In this white paper, learn how artificial intelligence and machine learning can improve design and simulation.
Configuring a Workstation for SOLIDWORKS 2024
Learn how to select the right hardware for the latest release of SOLIDWORKS.
GPUs Drive HPC-Powered CAE and Machine Learning
JPR reports evolving CAE landscape
AI Drives Robotics and Automotive Configurators at CES 2024
NVIDIA delivers special address at the Consumer Electronics Show
HPC Performance on the Desktop: NVIDIA A800 40GB Active GPU
The new NVIDIA GPU provides powerful, double-precision capabilities for demanding engineering simulation workflows.
Tower of Power: Dell Debuts 96-core Professional Workstation
The Precision 7875 leverages NVIDIA RTX™ Ada-generation GPUs to support high-end simulation, visualization and AI workflows.
Dell Company Profile

More Hewlett Packard Enterprise Coverage

More Lenovo Coverage

Making the Case for Engineering Workstation Upgrades
In this Making the Case whitepaper, Lenovo outlines how upgrading to the latest generation of professional workstations can provide a return on investment through increased engineering efficiency and greater flexibility.
Lenovo and Anaconda Partner to Accelerate AI Development
Intel-powered Lenovo workstation portfolio and Anaconda Navigator streamline data science workflows.
New Year, New Challenges
It already looks like 2024 is going to keep us all off balance.
Desktop vs. Mobile Dilemma
Sorting out individual workstation benefits boils down to how the engineer plans to use the system.
Wide and Wonderful: Lenovo P49w-30 ThinkVision
This Lenovo monitor is equivalent to two universal high-definition displays.
Keeping Pace With Needs of Workstation Users
Post-pandemic, engineers and designers want a balance between power and form factor for the newest workstations.
Lenovo Company Profile

More NVIDIA Coverage

Share This Article

Subscribe to our FREE magazine, FREE email newsletters or both!

Join over 90,000 engineering professionals who get fresh engineering news as soon as it is published.


About the Author

DE Editors's avatar
DE Editors

DE’s editors contribute news and new product announcements to Digital Engineering.
Press releases may be sent to them via [email protected].

Follow DE
#28366