Verne Global joins Nvidia’s DGX-Ready Data Center Program

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Advanced data centre solutions provider Verne Global has joined Nvidia's DGX-Ready Data Center Program as a certified HPC and AP Colocation partner.

The agreement sees the firm's high-specification campus in Iceland now certified to host the world's first purpose-built artificial intelligence platform in the form of Nvidia's DGX-2 System.

Enterprises and organisations looking to leverage the platform – the most powerful AI system in the world, according to Nvidia – now have the option to deploy their infrastructure using the cost-effective Op-Ex solution at Verne's HPC-optimised campus.

The world's first petaflop system, DGX-2 tackles the most complex AI challenges, including complex deep neural networks that were previously untrainable.

Selected as a partner following a rigorous certification process, Verne said its global track record for delivering 'TrueHPC' solutions at an industrial scale was a key factor in its selection.

With a focus on providing accessible, flexible, optimised and highly-efficient data centre services to customers, the firm's TrueHPC approach provides the opportunity to benefit from genuine HPC processing power and speed.

"The NVIDIA DGX-2 System is a complete game-changer for any organisation that wants to accelerate and improve the accuracy of its AI-driven research programs, but it does require a very specialist, highly-optimised data center environment," said Bob Fletcher, Verne global's vice president of strategy. "We are delighted to be part of Nvidia's initiative to make it quicker and easier for these organisations to deploy AI at scale."

Initially launched in January 2019 with nine US-based partners, Nvidia's DGX-Ready Data Center Program is now expanding globally to leverage the abilities of companies further afield.

Verne Global offers access to 100 percent renewable energy, the ability to offer year-round free cooling, experience of supporting HPC applications at an industrial scale, as well as Iceland's strategic location between North America and Europe.

"Verne Global has not only proven that its campus can meet the requirements essential to hosting DGX systems, it also brings additional value to research bodies and other organizations utilising HPC applications to further their research," said Tony Paikeday, director of product marketing for the Nvidia DGX Systems and Data Science Platform at the company.

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