Remote Testing for New A100 Servers

Thinkmate Offers Remote Evaluation of Powerful New NVIDIA GPU-accelerated Servers

January, 2021 - Thinkmate, a leading provider of customized servers, storage, and workstations, has unveiled a new program where customers can remotely test two innovative servers that are not yet commercially available, before making a purchase decision.

Both high-performance servers available for remote evaluation include the newly released NVIDIA® HGX™ A100 platform. The first option is a 2U server with four NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core graphics processing units (GPUs) and 64 cores of dual AMD EPYC™ Rome central processing units (CPUs). The second option is the 4U server with eight NVIDIA A100 GPUs and 64 cores of Dual AMD EPYC Rome CPUs.

The new NVIDIA HGX A100 delivers up to a 20X artificial intelligence (AI) speedup out of the box, compared to previous generations with Tensor Float 32 (TF32), and a 2.5X high-performance computing speedup with FP64, according to NVIDIA. AMD CPUs are now used in 21 of the TOP 500 Supercomputers* and the AMD EPYC CPU holds over 170 world records, according to AMD.

“Today, many early adopters of HPC need to upgrade their HPC equipment to remain competitive,” said Brian Gosselin, president of Thinkmate. “These HPC users typically want to explore different options and see how new or just different technologies meet their current and future needs. However, for most people, getting an evaluation model of specific equipment is not an option. That’s why we’re so pleased to be able to offer this remote test drive program for people interested in the latest NVIDIA GPU-accelerated offerings.”

The servers are available for remote evaluation prior to general availability thanks to rapid development and cooperation with Thinkmate partner Supermicro, the premier provider of advanced Server Building Block Solutions®.

“NVIDIA’s GPU Test Drive program, delivered through channel partners, provides a unique opportunity to test workloads on remote Supermicro servers leveraging the NVIDIA HGX A100 platform,” said Don Clegg, senior vice president, worldwide sales, Supermicro. “This program will showcase the power of these servers to support unique applications and accelerate time-to-market solutions.”

About Thinkmate

Founded in 1986, Thinkmate delivers build-to-order, customized rackmount and blade servers, workstations, and storage appliances to customers across the globe. Clients can use the most visited product configurator in the industry and live, experienced design consultants to construct the ideal product for their unique situation. With a vendor-agnostic philosophy and decades-long relationships with leading technology providers, Thinkmate helps you Configure for SuccessSM. Learn more at www.thinkmate.com.

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