NVIDIA Partners with Dell, HPE, and Lenovo to Integrate Spectrum-X Ethernet Networking Technologies for AI
NVIDIA has announced that Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and Lenovo will be the first to integrate NVIDIA Spectrum-X Ethernet networking technologies for AI into their server lineups. This integration aims to help enterprise customers accelerate generative AI workloads. Spectrum-X is specifically designed for generative AI and offers a new class of Ethernet networking that delivers 1.6x higher networking performance for AI communication compared to traditional Ethernet offerings. The new systems from these top system makers combine Spectrum-X with NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs, NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, and NVIDIA AI Workbench software, providing enterprises with the necessary tools to transform their businesses with generative AI.
"Generative AI and accelerated computing are driving a generational transition as enterprises upgrade their data centers to serve these workloads," said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. "Accelerated networking is the catalyst for a new wave of systems from NVIDIA's leading server manufacturer partners to speed the shift to the era of generative AI."
"Accelerated computing and networking are key to building systems to meet the demands of large language models and generative AI applications," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies. "Through our collaboration, Dell Technologies and NVIDIA are providing customers with the infrastructure and software needed to quickly and securely extract intelligence from their data."
"Generative AI will undoubtedly drive innovation across multiple industries," said Antonio Neri, president and CEO of HPE. "These powerful new applications will require a fundamentally different architecture to support a variety of dynamic workloads. To enable customers to realize the full potential of generative AI, HPE is partnering with NVIDIA to build systems with the required power, efficiency, and scalability to support these applications."
"Generative AI can power unprecedented transformation but places unprecedented demands on enterprise infrastructure," said Yuanqing Yang, chairman and CEO of Lenovo. "Working closely with NVIDIA, Lenovo is building efficient, accelerated systems with the networking, computing, and software needed to power modern AI applications."
Networking Purpose-Built to Accelerate AI
Spectrum-X combines the extreme performance of the Spectrum-4 Ethernet switch, the NVIDIA BlueField-3 SuperNIC, and acceleration software to achieve peak AI workload efficiency. Spectrum-4 is the world's first 51Tb/sec Ethernet switch for AI, providing high data throughput at scale while minimizing network congestion. BlueField-3 SuperNICs offer up to 400 Gb/s RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) network connectivity, boosting performance for AI training and inference traffic. The acceleration software includes NVIDIA software development kits and the NVIDIA DOCA software framework.
NVIDIA AI Enterprise provides frameworks, pretrained models, and development tools for secure and stable production AI, while NVIDIA AI Workbench allows developers to create, test, and customize pretrained generative AI models and scale them to any data center or cloud.
Spectrum-X also powers the NVIDIA Israel-1 supercomputer, a reference architecture for next-generation AI systems. The Israel-1 supercomputer is a collaboration with Dell Technologies, utilizing Dell PowerEdge XE9680 servers powered by the NVIDIA HGX H100 eight-GPU platform and BlueField-3 DPUs and SuperNICs with Spectrum-4 switches.
New systems from Dell, HPE, and Lenovo featuring the complete NVIDIA AI stack are expected to be available in the first quarter of next year.