Oracle is bringing the newly announced Nvidia A100 GPU to its Oracle Gen 2 Cloud region.
Nvidia A100 is the first elastic, multi-instance, GPU that unifies training, inference, HPC, and analytics. Oracle says that the new cards will allow its clients to unlock more value from their data.
Vinay Kumar, VP of Oracle Cloud’s product management, said: “Oracle is enhancing what Nvidia GPUs can do in the cloud. The combination of Nvidia’s powerful GPU computing platform with Oracle’s bare metal compute infrastructure and low latency RDMA clustered network is extremely compelling for enterprises.
“Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s high-performance file server solutions supply data to the A100 Tensor Core GPUs at unprecedented rates, enabling researchers to find cures for diseases faster and engineers to build safer cars.”
Nvidia’s Ian Buck, VP and GM of accelerated computing, added: “Our growing collaboration with Oracle is fuelling incredible innovations across a wide range of industries and uses.
“By integrating Nvidia’s new A100 Tensor Core GPUs into its cloud service offerings, Oracle is giving innovators everywhere access to breakthrough computing performance to accelerate their most critical work in AI, machine learning, data analytics, and high-performance computing.”
Launching this summer
The new GPU bare metal shape, BM.GPU4.8, will feature 8 x 40 GB Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs, all interconnected via Nvidia NVLink.
The CPU has 64 physical cores of AMD Rome processors running at 2.9 GHz and the new bare metal instance has 2,048 GB of memory, 24 TB NVMe, 1.6 Tbps throughput with RDMA provided by Oracle’s Cluster Networking.
The servers will be available globally across Oracle Cloud regions in Europe, US, and JAPAC by this summer.