NVIDIA and NetApp Partner to Create a Data-Driven Future for Customers

With a background developing GPUs for gamers, trusted AI leader NVIDIA is accustomed to creating powerful, lightning-fast processors to satisfy demanding users who required real-time action with no lag time.

The company is honing in on the next era of computing where its GPUs will be the brains of self-driving cars, robots, healthcare applications and other products. The amount of computational power needed to crank through the calculations necessary for the future of AI is tremendous.

It’s been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. NVIDIA and NetApp, we’re at the very beginning of creating our future—a future that is connected, convenient, and data-driven.

Renee Yao Product Manager, NVIDIA DGX POD Solutions

The partnership with NetApp for the ONTAP AI solution is a natural fit. To complement NVIDIA’s top-of-the-line processors, NetApp empowers NVIDIA’s AI capabilities by supporting the volumes of data the processors analyze with ONTAP AI.

The ONTAP AI reference architecture is NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2 processors, and within each of those are V100 GPIUs. ONTAP AI uses the NetApp AFF cloud-connected flash systems and Cisco Nexus 3232C 100GB Ethernet switches. The result is a powerful, enterprise-ready solution for AI.