NVIDIA today announced a multi-year partnership with Microsoft to build one of the most powerful AI supercomputers in the world. This upcoming AI supercomputer will feature NVIDIA GPUs, networking and a full stack of AI software running on Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure. Find the details of the AI supercomputer below:
Azure’s cloud-based AI supercomputer includes powerful and scalable ND- and NC-series virtual machines optimized for AI distributed training and inference.
Tens of thousands of NVIDIA A100 and H100 GPUs, NVIDIA Quantum-2 400Gb/s InfiniBand networking and the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite to its platform.
This partnership also includes the following:
- Microsoft and NVIDIA will work together to optimize Microsoft’s DeepSpeed deep learning optimization software. DeepSpeed will make use of the NVIDIA H100 Transformer Engine to accelerate transformer-based models.
- NVIDIA’s full stack of AI workflows and software development kits, optimized for Azure, will be made available to Azure enterprise customers.
- NVIDIA will use Azure’s scalable virtual machine instances to research and further accelerate advances in generative AI
“AI is fueling the next wave of automation across enterprises and industrial computing, enabling organizations to do more with less as they navigate economic uncertainties,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the Cloud + AI Group at Microsoft. “Our collaboration with NVIDIA unlocks the world’s most scalable supercomputer platform, which delivers state-of-the-art AI capabilities for every enterprise on Microsoft Azure.”
You can learn more about this partnership from the source link below.