02 Jun 2021
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NVIDIA announces new cloud-hosted development hub for AI

By Ryan Morris-Reade

NVIDIA has announced its NVIDIA Base Command Platform, a cloud-hosted development hub that enables companies to quickly shift AI projects from prototypes to production.  

The new platform is designed to enable multiple researchers and data scientists to  simultaneously work on accelerated computing resources, which will help enterprises maximise the productivity of developers and their AI infrastructure. It creates large-scale, multi-user, and multi-team AI development workflows hosted both on premises and in the cloud.

The platform is available through a monthly subscription jointly offered by NVIDIA and NetApp. NVIDIA says Google Cloud plans to add support for Base Command Platform in its marketplace to deliver the new AI experience for its customers later this year.  

“World-class AI development requires powerful computing infrastructure, making these resources accessible and attainable is essential to bringing AI to every company and their customers,” says NVIDIA head of enterprise computing, Manuvir Das.

“Deployed as a cloud-hosted solution with NVIDIA accelerated computing, NVIDIA Base Command Platform reduces the complexity of managing AI workflows, so data scientists and researchers can spend more time developing their AI projects and less time managing their machines.” 

NetApp’s executive vice president of the hybrid cloud group, Brad Anderson, says a majority of enterprises now see AI as critical to the success of their digital transformation initiatives, but find the complexity of deploying and integrating AI into their organisations challenging.

He says the NVIDIA Base Command Platform with NetApp and the new subscription offering make it easier for customers to implement AI and put it to work, which can simplify workflow management, and provide more performance and processing power for deployments.
 
“We are excited to collaborate with NVIDIA to support the Base Command Platform in Google Cloud's Marketplace,” says Google Cloud director of product management for ML infrastructure, Manish Sainani. 

“This hybrid AI offering will allow enterprises to write once and run anywhere with flexible  access to multiple NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, speeding up AI development for enterprises that leverage on-demand accelerated computing.” 

Base Command Platform provides a single pane of glass view across AI development. It facilitates the sharing of resources through a graphical user interface and command line APIs, as well as integrated monitoring and reporting dashboards.  

NVIDIA says the new range of AI and data science tools, including the NVIDIA NGC catalogue of AI and analytics software, APIs for integration with MLOps software, Jupyter notebooks, and others, will help researchers plan and schedule workloads, refine models, and gain insights at a much faster pace than before.  


 

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