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  • 11 July 2019 23:03

NVIDIA DGX-Ready Programme Goes Global, Doubles Colocation Partners

DGX hosting capabilities now available in Australia, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Programme pilots new try-and-buy services.

To help businesses deploy AI infrastructure to power their most important opportunities, NVIDIA’s DGX-Ready Data Centre programme is going global. NVIDIA has also added new services that will help organisations accelerate their progress. It has added to the programme three new partners in Europe, five in Asia and two in North America. With these additions, customers now have access to a global network of 19 validated partners around the world.

DGX-Ready Data Centre partners help companies access modern data centre facilities for their AI infrastructure. They offer world-class facilities to host DGX AI compute infrastructure, giving more organisations access to AI-ready data centre facilities while saving on capital expenditures and keeping operational costs low.

The programme is now offered in 24 markets, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States — with more coming soon.

Among the new locations is the Fujitsu Yokohama Data Centre in Japan, which hosts dozens of NVIDIA AI systems.

“The Fujitsu Yokohama Data Centre hosts more than 60 NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2 systems,” said Hisaya Nakagawa, director at Fujitsu. “As a DGX-Ready Data Centre programme partner, we’re able to offer customers our world-class, state-of-the-art facility to run their most important AI workloads. With this programme, customers can operationalise AI infrastructure swiftly and enjoy a jumpstart on their business transformation.” In addition to access to a world-class data centre, the DGX-Ready Data Centre programme offers services that can reduce the risks of new infrastructure investment.

Select DGX-Ready colocation partners are adding “try-and-buy” options that let enterprises “test drive” their DGX infrastructure. Customers can gain valuable operational experience before they decide to deploy these systems in their own data center. Core Scientific and Flexential are among the first partners to offer this capability.

Additionally, select partners offer GPU-as-a-service options that let businesses access DGX-powered compute in an affordable model, without committing to a full system.

Mobile game developer Jam City is taking advantage of this capability to accelerate game development using Core Scientific’s AI-Optimised Cloud, powered by NVIDIA DGX.

“We’re relying on machine learning and artificial intelligence to guide game design and transform our business,” said Rami Safadi, chief data officer at Jam City. “Core Scientific’s cloud has enhanced how we utilise data and allowed us to analyse billions of rows of data per day. We’ve seen an 8x increase in speed, enabling us to train an entirely new set of winning AI business models.”

With the many options for AI infrastructure hosting, it’s important to choose a colocation partner that suits your needs.

To make it simpler, NVIDIA has introduced the DGX-Ready Data Center portal, which lets customers search its global network of providers, filtered by region, supported systems and enhanced services. The portal makes it faster and easier to find the perfect match.

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