Pure Storage Releases New AI-Ready Infrastructure

Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that, unveiled a new AI-Ready Infrastructure, AIRI, powered by NVIDIA, to power and operationalize AI-at-scale for every enterprise.

Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIA DGX-1.

“It was really born out of mutual customers of ours and what this is doing is bringing together the power of Pure Storage and FlashBlade as well as NVIDIA and their DGX-1 systems,” said Matt Burr, VP of sales at Pure Storage.

With AIRI, cloud, enterprise and government organizations can accelerate time-to-insight and bring new, impactful innovations to humanity, faster.

“It’s striving to get enterprises into AI simply and allow them to be in a place where they can be more data driven, processing multiple petabytes of data,” Burr said.

Engineered as a fully integrated software and hardware solution by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI bypasses infrastructure complexities that hold organizations back from deploying AI-at-scale.

AIRI is powered by Pure Storage FlashBladeTM, the industry’s first storage platform architected for modern analytics and AI, and four NVIDIA DGX-1 supercomputers, delivering four petaFLOPS of performance with NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs.

These systems are interconnected with Arista 100GbE switches, supporting GPUDirect RDMA for maximum distributed training performance.

AIRI is supported by the NVIDIA GPU Cloud deep learning stack and Pure Storage AIRI Scaling Toolkit, enabling data scientists to jumpstart their AI initiatives in hours, not weeks or months.

AIRI aims to empower data architects and scientists to deliver time-to-insight at scale.

The company plans to continue building out plans with NIVIDIA in the future, according to Burr.

“There are all kind of things that can be improved,” Burr said. “The next arena to get into is the software side of things.”

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