PowerScale: World’s First Ethernet Storage Certified on NVIDIA SuperPOD

Discover how Dell’s PowerScale file storage elevates AI workloads within the powerful NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD infrastructure.

Welcome to the era of GenAI, where innovation meets efficiency, and the possibilities are limitless. As businesses navigate the competitive landscape, the demand for harnessing the power of AI has never been higher. At Dell, we understand the importance of staying ahead in this fast-paced environment, which is why we’re bringing you the ultimate solution: Dell PowerScale, the world’s first Ethernet-validated storage solution for NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD with NVIDIA DGX H100 systems.¹

In today’s world, driving impactful results requires staying at the forefront of technological advancements. With GenAI technology, organizations can unlock new insights, optimize processes and drive innovation like never before. Dell PowerScale, coupled with NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, offers a game-changing solution that enables businesses to innovate faster and achieve powerful efficiency in their AI initiatives.

What Sets Dell PowerScale Apart?

Refining GenAI Models with Unmatched Flexibility and Security

One of the key advantages of Dell PowerScale is its unmatched flexibility and security. With PowerScale’s scalable architecture, organizations can effortlessly expand their storage footprint as needed, ensuring they have the resources to refine GenAI models and unlock valuable insights. Additionally, PowerScale’s robust security features, powered by the OneFS operating system, provide organizations with peace of mind knowing their data is protected at all times.

Accelerating Data Access with High-Speed Ethernet Technology

Efficiency is paramount in the world of AI, and Dell PowerScale excels in delivering high-speed data access to the NVIDIA DGX systems that make up the DGX SuperPOD. Technologies like NVIDIA Magnum IO, GPUDirect Storage and NFS over RDMA are natively integrated in NVIDIA ConnectX-6 NICs to accelerate network access to storage. These technologies help enable PowerScale to ensure data transfer times are minimized, leading to faster storage throughput for AI training, checkpointing and inferencing. This seamless integration of storage and compute allows organizations to maximize the performance of their AI workloads while minimizing latency.

Maximizing Performance with Smart Scale-Out Capabilities

In addition to delivering high-speed data access, Dell PowerScale offers a new Multipath Client Driver that enhances GPU utilization and maximizes performance. This innovative feature ensures organizations can achieve the high-performance thresholds required by the DGX SuperPOD, allowing them to accelerate AI model training and inference with ease.

The Power of Collaboration: Dell with NVIDIA

At Dell, we believe that collaboration is key to driving innovation. By combining the power of NVIDIA accelerated computing with Dell’s class-leading storage infrastructure, organizations can achieve powerful performance and efficiency in their AI initiatives. With PowerScale meeting performance requirements for DGX SuperPOD at every level, you can confidently construct GenAI infrastructure solutions. Dell PowerScale with NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD offers a comprehensive solution that accelerates AI model training, inference and data processing, helping businesses unlock new innovations and drive meaningful impact.

Excel with GenAI Solutions

In today’s fast-paced world, staying ahead of the competition requires harnessing the power of AI. With Dell PowerScale and NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, organizations can innovate faster, refine GenAI models with enhanced flexibility and security, accelerate data access with high-speed NVIDIA Spectrum Ethernet technology and maximize performance with smart scale-out capabilities. Dell is working with NVIDIA to revolutionize the way businesses approach AI, empowering them to achieve more and unlock new opportunities in the era of GenAI.

Dell PowerScale with NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD marks the latest step toward the bright future of AI. Join us on this exciting journey and revolutionize your AI initiatives today!

1 Based on Dell internal analysis, Mar. 2024.

Darren Miller

About the Author: Darren Miller

Darren currently leads Vertical Solutions for the Unstructured Data Storage team at Dell Technologies. He has been working with storage solutions and infrastructures for over 25 years and has held leadership roles for numerous companies throughout his career. Darren and his team work closely with key technology partners to design and develop intelligent and intuitive solutions that guide businesses in decision making and help efficiencies in new technology adoption. When he’s not working, Darren enjoys the outdoors, with a passion for fly fishing in the summer and skiing in the winter.