DGX-2 System Includes Eight Network Adapters Supporting both EDR
InfiniBand and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity, Doubling the Network
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, today announced that the company's
InfiniBand® and Ethernet solutions have been chosen to
accelerate the new NVIDIA® DGX-2™ artificial intelligence
(AI) system. DGX-2 is the first 2 Petaflop system that combines sixteen
GPUs and eight Mellanox ConnectX® adapters, supporting both
EDR InfiniBand and 100 gigabit Ethernet connectivity. The technological
advantages of the Mellanox adapters with smart acceleration engines
enable the highest performance for AI and Deep Learning applications.
The embedded Mellanox network adapters provide overall 1600 gigabit per
second bi-directional data throughout, which enables scaling up AI
capabilities for building the largest Deep Learning compute systems. The
DGX-2 platform, together with the DGX-1 platform that is also based on
Mellanox network adapters, provide a rich set of options for AI
companies, users and developers to build the next generation of AI
products and services.
"We are excited to collaborate with NVIDIA and to bring the performance
advantages of our EDR InfiniBand and 100 gigabit Ethernet to the new
DGX-2 Artificial Intelligence platform," said Gilad Shainer, vice
president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Doubling the network
throughput as compared to previous systems to provide overall
bi-directional 1600 gigabit per second data speed enables the DGX-2
platform to analyze growing amounts of data, and to dramatically improve
Deep Learning application performance."
"The DGX-2 is the first single server capable of delivering two
petaflops of computational power that combines 16 fully interconnected
GPUs for 10X the deep learning performance," said Jim McHugh, VP and GM
of Deep Learning Systems at NVIDIA. "Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet
solutions enable us to give maximum flexibility and performance to
customers who build out large-scale clusters of DGX-2 systems."
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
Ethernet and InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions and services for
servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data
center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest
latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system
performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect
products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate
application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of
markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers,
Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is
available at: www.mellanox.com.
Note: Mellanox and ConnectX are trademarks of Mellanox Technologies,
Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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