Cision Canada | October 17, 2023
AMI, the leader in foundational technology for sustainable, scalable, and secure global computing, is set to drive the future of Intel Data Center Manager (DCM) as it takes over the development, sales, and support of DCM under an agreement with Intel. This strategic transition empowers AMI to lead further the innovation and expansion of the Intel DCM product.
With a unique position in the industry, AMI plays a pivotal role in enabling the cloud and data center ecosystem for all compute platforms. Intel DCM empowers data centers with the capability to manage and fine-tune server performance, energy consumption, and cooling efficiency. This operational optimization reduces the total cost of ownership, improves sustainability, and elevates performance benchmarks.
We thank Intel for trusting AMI to lead Intel DCM into the future. This solution for efficient data center management will play a crucial role in enhancing the operational eco-efficiency of the data centers. It empowers data center managers with real-time insights into energy usage, thermal status, device health, and asset management, says Sanjoy Maity, CEO at AMI. AMI remains steadfast in aiding data center operators in achieving their manageability and sustainability objectives.
AMI is Firmware Reimagined for modern computing. As a global leader in Dynamic Firmware for security, orchestration, and manageability solutions, AMI enables the world's compute platforms from on-premises to the cloud to the edge. AMI's industry-leading foundational technology and unwavering customer support have generated lasting partnerships and spurred innovation for some of the most prominent brands in the high-tech industry. For more information, visit ami.com.
Business Wire | September 28, 2023
Penguin Solutions™, an SGH™ brand (Nasdaq: SGH) that designs, builds, deploys, and manages AI and accelerated computing infrastructures at scale, today announced that it has been certified by NVIDIA to support enterprises deploying NVIDIA DGX™ AI computing platforms under the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Managed Services program.
NVIDIA DGX systems are an advanced supercomputing platform for large-scale AI development. The NVIDIA DGX-Ready Managed Services program gives customers the option to outsource management of DGX systems deployed in corporate data centers, including the implementation and monitoring of server, storage, and networking resources required to support DGX platforms.
Generative AI requires a completely new computing infrastructure compared to traditional IT, said Troy Kaster, vice president, commercial sales at Penguin Solutions. These new computing infrastructures require services skills, which Penguin is uniquely qualified to support given our extensive experience partnering with some of the largest companies in AI. As a full-service integration and services provider, Penguin has the capabilities to design at scale, deploy at speed, and provide managed services for NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD solutions.
Penguin has designed, built, deployed, and managed some of the largest AI training clusters in the world. Penguin currently manages over 50,000 NVIDIA GPUs for Fortune 100 customers including Meta’s AI Research SuperCluster – with 2,000 NVIDIA DGX systems and 16,000 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs – one of the most powerful AI training clusters in the world.
“AI is transforming organizations around the world, and many businesses are looking to deploy the technology without the complexities of managing infrastructure,” said Tony Paikeday, senior director, DGX platform at NVIDIA. “With DGX-Ready Managed Services offered by Penguin Solutions, our customers can deploy the world’s leading platform for enterprise AI development with a simplified operations model that lets them tap into the leadership-class performance of DGX and focus on innovating with AI.”
Advantages of Penguin Solutions powered by NVIDIA DGX include:
Design large-scale AI infrastructure combining the most recent DGX systems, ultra-high speed networking solutions, and cutting-edge storage options for clusters tailored to customer requirements
Manage AI infrastructure making the most of multiple layers of recent hardware and software, such as acceleration libraries, job scheduling and orchestration
Reduce risk associated with investments in computing infrastructure
Optimize efficiency of AI infrastructure with best-in-class return on investment.
About Penguin Solutions
The Penguin Solutions™ portfolio, which includes Penguin Computing™, accelerates customers’ digital transformation with the power of emerging technologies in HPC, AI, and IoT with solutions and services that span the continuum of edge, core, and cloud. By designing highly-advanced infrastructure, machines, and networked systems we enable the world’s most innovative enterprises and government institutions to build the autonomous future, drive discovery and amplify human potential.
Business Wire | September 21, 2023
Astera Labs, the global leader in semiconductor-based connectivity solutions for AI infrastructure, today announced that its Leo Memory Connectivity Platform enables data center servers with unprecedented performance for memory intensive workloads. Leo is the industry’s first Compute Express Link™ (CXL™) memory controller that increases total server memory bandwidth by 50% while also decreasing latency by 25% when integrated with the forthcoming 5th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor. Through new hardware-based interleaving of CXL-attached and CPU native memory, Astera Labs and Intel eliminate any application-level software changes to augment server memory resources via CXL. Existing applications can effortlessly “plug-and-play” to take advantage of the highest possible memory bandwidth and capacity in the system.
“The growth of computing cores and performance has historically outpaced memory throughput advancements, resulting in degraded server performance efficiency over time,” said Sanjay Gajendra, COO of Astera Labs. “This performance scaling challenge has led to the infamous ‘memory wall,’ and thanks to our collaboration with Intel, our Leo Memory Connectivity Platform breaks through this barrier by delivering on the promise of PCIe 5.0 and CXL memory.”
Data center infrastructure scaling limitations due to the memory wall are none more evident than in AI servers where memory bandwidth and capacity bottlenecks result in inefficient processor utilization. The CXL innovations delivered by Astera Labs and Intel directly address these bottlenecks and lay the foundation for cloud, hybrid-cloud and enterprise data centers to maximize accelerated computing performance.
Extending leadership of PCIe® 5.0 and CXL 2.0 solutions
Astera Labs has a history of delivering industry-first solutions that are critical to advancing the PCIe and CXL ecosystems. In addition to memory performance advancements with Leo, Astera Labs is also driving interoperability leadership with its Aries PCIe 5.0 / CXL 2.0 Smart Retimers on state-of-the-art Intel server platforms. As the most widely deployed and proven PCIe/CXL retimer family in the industry, Aries features a low-latency CXL mode that complements Leo to form the most robust CXL memory connectivity solution.
“We applaud Astera Labs for their contributions to the CXL ecosystem and are delighted to extend our ongoing collaboration. We believe Memory Connectivity Platforms containing innovations from companies like Astera Labs will help deliver enhanced performance on next generation Intel Xeon processors, and accelerate a myriad of memory intensive workloads,” said Zane Ball, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Platform Engineering and Architecture Group, Intel.
Visit Astera Labs at Intel Innovation!
Astera Labs will showcase Leo and Aries together with Intel’s latest Xeon® Scalable processors at Booth #210, September 19-20 at the San Jose Convention Center. Talk to Astera Labs’ experts to learn more about industry benchmarks and how to optimize PCIe/CXL memory solutions in data center architectures to deliver optimized performance for applications ranging from AI, real time analytics, genomics and modeling.
About Astera Labs
Astera Labs, Inc. is a global leader in semiconductor-based connectivity solutions purpose-built to unleash the full potential of intelligent data infrastructure at cloud-scale. Its class-defining, first-to-market products based on PCIe, CXL, and Ethernet technologies deliver critical connectivity in accelerated computing platforms optimized for AI applications.