April 10, 2017 | Written by: Jay Jubran
Categorized: Compute Infrastructure
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With the announcement of the upcoming launch of NVIDIA P100 GPU accelerators on Bluemix bare metal servers, if your applications have extreme data demands it’s a great time to be an IBM Cloud customer. Whether you’re making sense of massive amounts of data from the Internet of Things or you’re starting to incorporate higher-level artificial intelligence or machine learning into your systems and applications, commoditized compute and storage resources aren’t going to cut it for you anymore.
The Bluemix compute infrastructure portfolio has always prioritized the performance of customers’ workloads, and as a result, we’re often one of the first to market with some of the coolest cloud technologies. We’re always listening to what our customers need and finding solutions that outperform the competition, and as a result, our data centers around the world have the latest GPU accelerators, POWER architecture-based bare metal servers, SSD hard drives and even NVMe hardware.
With the announcement of the P100s, we have the building blocks to start building some amazing offerings in the future, and while I can’t share a detailed timeline to share at this point, the prospect of expanding our POWER-based cloud infrastructure portfolio with NVIDIA GPUs is especially exciting.
If you haven’t heard how IBM Power Systems and NVIDIA are collaborating to innovate the datacenter, it’s time to check out IBM’s OpenPOWER LC servers. In particular, check out our PowerAI framework. It includes a package of precompiled deep learning frameworks including Caffe, Torch, TensorFlow and others, enterprise-class support for installation and setup, and is performance optimized to take advantage of NVIDIA’s NVLink functionality.
IBM POWER SYSTEMS S822LC for HPC- Fully Enabled NVLink System
As our team continues to build with the latest and greatest cloud infrastructure tools, we hope you’re looking for ways to incorporate this new technology into your existing systems. Or maybe with all this compute power at your fingertips, you can take that idea out of the icebox that you’ve been saving for “one day” when you have access to the infrastructure you need to make it a reality.
IBM is a cloud and cognitive business, and IBM Cloud will be the best place to host the next generation of cognitive apps for your business.