NVIDIA AI Enterprise GA
August 25, 2021
AI Enterprise is a comprehensive software suite of AI tools and frameworks that
enables the hundreds of thousands of companies running VMware vSphere to
virtualize AI workloads on NVIDIA-Certified Systems™.
Leading manufacturers Atos, Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard
Enterprise, Inspur, Lenovo and Supermicro are offering NVIDIA-Certified Systems
optimized for AI workloads on VMware vSphere with NVIDIA AI Enterprise.
Separately, Dell Technologies today announced Dell EMC VxRail as the first
hyperconverged platform to be qualified as an NVIDIA-Certified System for NVIDIA
To help teams of data scientists run their AI workloads most efficiently, Domino
Data Lab today announced it is validating its Domino Enterprise MLOps Platform
with NVIDIA AI Enterprise, which runs on mainstream NVIDIA-Certified Systems.
“The first wave of AI has been powered by specialized infrastructure that
focused adoption on industry pioneers,” said Manuvir Das, head of Enterprise
Computing at NVIDIA. “Today is the beginning of a new chapter in the age of AI,
as NVIDIA software brings its transformative power within reach for enterprises
around the world that run their workloads on VMware with mainstream data center
“As AI applications become critical, customers want to run them on their
enterprise infrastructure for manageability, scalability, security and
governance,” said Krish Prasad, senior vice president and general manager of the
Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware. “Running NVIDIA AI Enterprise on VMware
vSphere delivers a certified, end-to-end AI-Ready enterprise platform that’s
easy to deploy and operate.”
“Partnering closely with NVIDIA, we’re deepening our product integrations by
enabling the Domino Enterprise MLOps Platform to run with a broader range of
NVIDIA GPUs and validating it for NVIDIA AI Enterprise,” said Nick Elprin, CEO
and co-founder of Domino Data Lab. “This new offering will help hundreds of
thousands of enterprises accelerate data science at scale.”
Customers Simplify, Scale with NVIDIA AI Enterprise
Dozens of automotive, education, finance, healthcare, manufacturing and
technology companies worldwide are among the early adopters using NVIDIA AI
Enterprise. Many are midsize companies that can now develop a broad range of
applications using the world’s most widely used servers to deploy and scale data
science, conversational AI, computer vision, recommender systems and more.
Among the earliest to use NVIDIA AI Enterprise is Cerence Inc., a leading
provider of conversational AI for automotive and mobility markets with nearly
400 million Cerence-powered vehicles shipped worldwide. The company is using AI
Enterprise to develop intelligent in-car assistants and digital co-pilots.
Additionally, University of Pisa, an Italian public research university, is
supporting HPC and AI training across multiple disciplines to advance scientific
studies with the NVIDIA software.
AI Enterprise allowed us to expand our support for our researchers and students
who utilize data analytics and AI deep learning and machine learning, while
making these applications easier to deploy and manage,” said Maurizio Davini,
chief technology officer at the University of Pisa. “Our testing has shown that
these latest collaborations between NVIDIA and VMware deliver the full potential
of our GPU-accelerated virtualized infrastructure at near bare-metal speeds.”
Powerful AI Performance on Mainstream Servers
NVIDIA AI Enterprise enables IT professionals that use VMware vSphere to run
traditional enterprise applications to easily and cost-effectively support AI
workloads while using the same tools they use to manage large-scale data centers
and hybrid clouds.
NVIDIA-Certified Systems from Atos, Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard
Enterprise, Inspur, Lenovo and Supermicro for NVIDIA AI Enterprise feature a
wide range of NVIDIA GPUs, including the A100, A30, A40, A10 and T4. These
mainstream accelerated systems provide customers with a broad selection of
options for scale-out, multinode, AI application performance on vSphere that is
virtually indistinguishable from bare-metal servers.
NVIDIA AI Enterprise is now available from NVIDIA channel partners worldwide,
including Atea, Carahsoft, Computacenter, Insight Enterprises, NTT, SoftServe
and SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH.
Subscription licenses start at $2,000 per CPU socket for one year and include
Business Standard Support (five days a week, nine hours a day). Perpetual
licenses are $3,595 and require additional support purchase. Customers can
upgrade to Business Critical Support for 24x7 access to NVIDIA AI expertise.