Data Center World to Host Inaugural Innovation Startup Challenge at 2020 Event

Associated Press News | January 13, 2020

Data Center World to Host Inaugural Innovation Startup Challenge at 2020 Event
Data Center World, the leading global conference for data center, facilities and IT infrastructure professionals, announces the inaugural Data Center World Innovation Startup Challenge taking place at its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas on March 16-19, 2020. The Innovation Startup Challenge will host companies who are currently developing or selling a technology solution that directly impacts the data center industry, providing a valuable opportunity for these companies to showcase their technology. The qualifications to be considered a startup for this competition can be found on the Data Center World website.

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This document contains validation information for the architecture that is described in the technical white paper WP-7267: Scalable AI Infrastructure. The design from that white paper was implemented by using the NetApp® AFF A800, an all-flash FAS system; NVIDIA® DGX-1™ servers; and Cisco® Nexus® 3232C 100Gb Ethernet switches. We validated the operation and performance of this system by using industrystandard benchmark tools, and, based on the validation testing results, this architecture delivers excellent training and inferencing performance. The results also demonstrate adequate storage headroom for supporting multiple DGX-1 servers. You can also easily and independently scale compute and storage resources from half-rack to multi-rack configurations with predictable performance to meet any machine learning workload requirement.

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This document contains validation information for the architecture that is described in the technical white paper WP-7267: Scalable AI Infrastructure. The design from that white paper was implemented by using the NetApp® AFF A800, an all-flash FAS system; NVIDIA® DGX-1™ servers; and Cisco® Nexus® 3232C 100Gb Ethernet switches. We validated the operation and performance of this system by using industrystandard benchmark tools, and, based on the validation testing results, this architecture delivers excellent training and inferencing performance. The results also demonstrate adequate storage headroom for supporting multiple DGX-1 servers. You can also easily and independently scale compute and storage resources from half-rack to multi-rack configurations with predictable performance to meet any machine learning workload requirement.