AI infrastructure company CoreWeave has purchased thousands of Dell PowerEdge servers for its cloud.

A number of the servers will feature Nvidia's H100 Tensor Core GPUs to provide AI and generative AI services to CoreWeave's customers.

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The servers will also run workloads including machine learning, visual effects rendering, and large-scale simulations.

“AI is driving explosive demand for high-performance cloud solutions that can provide the compute that large models need to scale, and we are providing the gold standard of cloud infrastructure to support these compute-intensive workloads,” said Brian Venturo, co-founder and chief technology officer, CoreWeave.

“Our custom-built, modern cloud infrastructure delivers the best possible performance for every workload, and collaborating with Dell Technologies allows us to do this on an even greater scale.”

The Dell PowerEdge XE9680 was selected for its ability to ensure high GPU memory, bandwidths, and security, as well as to handle the performance demands of GenAI in a dense IT footprint.

The server features two 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 56 cores per processor, the Intel C741 chipset, and can use the Nvidia HGX GPU (either A100 or H100) accelerators with Nvidia NVLink technology. For storage, the servers can have up to eight NVMe SSD drives, each with a maximum of 122.88TB.

“AI is a powerful, completely transformational tool for businesses of all sizes but only if you have the right IT foundation in place,” said Jeff Clarke, chief operating officer and vice chairman, Dell Technologies. “By bringing our most powerful Dell PowerEdge servers with Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPUs to CoreWeave customers, we’re helping meet demand for advanced compute at scale.”

CoreWeave has had a busy 2023. As one of the first companies to get access to the Nvidia H100 GPUs, the cloud provider has spent the year raising money and installing GPUs..

CoreWeave has partnered with Vast Data and DDN for storage solutions, and in June signed a multi-billion dollar deal with Microsoft. Earlier this month, CoreWeave sold a minority stake in its business, raising $642m.